Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

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This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Beto O’Rourke ranked 4th this week–due to coverage around his departure from the race. Castro also notably rose by three places amid rumors of financial strife in his campaign. “Castro announced last month that if he did not hit $800,000 in donations over the last 10 days of October, he would drop out of the race. Although his team did reach the goal, Castro has struggled to match other top-tier Democratic candidates in fundraising or support among voters.” The candidate “is reportedly supporting his staffers looking for jobs on other presidential campaigns” (The Hill).

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On Friday, Beto O’Rourke announced that he is ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Right-leaning articles tend to emphasize O’Rourke’s uniquely strict gun control proposals, while left-leaning articles point to his campaign’s lack of funding as the reason for his withdrawal and centrist articles report extensively on O’Rourke’s statements about the end of his campaign. Read More ->

“Castro announced last month that if he did not hit $800,000 in donations over the last 10 days of October, he would drop out of the race. Although his team did reach the goal, Castro has struggled to match other top-tier Democratic candidates in fundraising or support among voters…

A source confirmed to CNN that Castro has no immediate plans to drop out of the crowded 2020 Democratic field, but staff wanted to be as “clear as possible” and “not spring [news] on them.” The source said some staffers could be notified in the next few days about their positions within the campaign,” according to The Hill and CNN.

According to the same article, “Castro will also devote more resources to two states with early primaries in 2020 in Nevada and Iowa, where staffers believe he could draw significant support among voters. He will reportedly pull away from New Hampshire and South Carolina. Castro will also make a larger push in his home state of Texas, after fellow candidate Beto O’Rourke dropped out of the 2020 race.”

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