The Democratic presidential candidate is following in the footsteps of rival Cory Booker, who threatened — successfully — to abandon his campaign last month if he did not raise a certain amount of money in a short period of time.
The ninth annual Texas Tribune Festival couldn't be happening at a more newsworthy time. This year's event features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a slate of presidential candidates and more.
Castro hasn’t always been a liberal darling on border issues: In 2013, he gave a full-throated endorsement of the border and immigration policies advocated by Obama and touted the completion of enforcement measures that included fencing along the U.S-Mexico border.
The lineup and setting of Thursday’s debate couldn’t be more symbolic of the case Democrats will make as they argue for how they can flip Texas — which President Donald Trump won by 9 percentage points in 2016 — next year.