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Politics Julián Castro warns all-white Democratic lineup would be ‘deflating’

07:35  06 december  2019
07:35  06 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Bloomberg ties with Harris, Klobuchar in new national poll Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) is now tied with Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in a new poll of the Democratic primary race. © Provided by News Communications, Inc. Bloomberg ties with Harris, Klobuchar in new national poll A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found Bloomberg with the support of 3 percent of Democratic and left-leaning independent voters nationwide, higher than entrepreneur Andrew Yang (D) and former Housing Secretary Julián Castro, as well as Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who all registered 2 percent support in the poll.

Castro ’s criticism stems from debate within the Democratic Party about which candidate is most equipped to corral support from a multiracial coalition Linking to a tweet listing the all - white lineup for the debate, Cheney wrote: “You forgot Pocahontas.” Using a favorite Trump nickname, Cheney was

Many on the left are lamenting the current lineup for the upcoming debate, which currently has six With Kamala Harris out, the debate stage in December at this point will be all white candidates. Castro doesn't ever get mentioned, Harris is getting run out of the race, and cable news is head over

Latinos are likely to be the largest racial or ethnic group eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election. It will be the first time that’s happened in U.S. history.

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  Julián Castro warns all-white Democratic lineup would be ‘deflating’ Latinos are likely to be the largest racial or ethnic group eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election. It will be the first time that’s happened in U.S. history. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); But former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the race, is a long shot to qualify for the Dec. 19 Democratic debate in Los Angeles, let alone to win the nomination. It is a sign of a growing problem for Democrats.With Sen.

DES MOINES — Senator Cory Booker came to Iowa on Thursday with a question, one that voters, activists and disgruntled members of the Democratic National Committee are also asking in the wake of Senator Kamala Harris’s sudden departure from the 2020 race.

Julián Castro . Cory Booker. The lineup for Thursday is as follows, from left to right: Marianne Williamson, a self-help author; former Gov. All of the candidates at center stage on Wednesday are betting big on Iowa — putting them in competition with one another geographically, if not ideologically.

But former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the race, is a long shot to qualify for the Dec. 19 Democratic debate in Los Angeles, let alone to win the nomination. It is a sign of a growing problem for Democrats.

With Sen. Kamala Harris having ended her campaign this week, the party’s next debate could feature an all-white cast of candidates, including three over age 70 and a fourth, Tom Steyer, who is one of the richest people in the country. “There are more billionaires than Black people who’ve made the December debate stage—that’s a problem,” tweeted New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, the only African American left in the race.

Booker has not yet hit the polling and fundraising numbers he needs to make the debate. Neither has Castro.

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A random drawing led to an all - white debate stage on Tuesday, featuring the Democrats ’ most [Follow our live coverage of Democratic debate Night 2]. But half of Wednesday night’s lineup will Mr. Castro and his focus on policies, conversely, have made him a stealth darling of progressive

19 debate could be all - white . Democratic contenders who kicked off their campaigns promising to break Both black and white voters regularly express concern that a white man would be best able to take Booker and Castro have argued that rules of the nominating process have contributed to the

Castro said the issue with an all-white debate lineup is that nearly half of Democrats aren’t white. The party’s communities of color demonstrated their clout when they helped elect Barack Obama twice.

“It is deflating,” Castro said Thursday after delivering a speech on foreign policy at Stanford University. “Let me be clear that I don’t want anybody to vote for me because of the color of my skin or to vote against me because of the color of my skin. And I don’t want anybody to vote for or against one of those white candidates because of the color of their skin.”

But if the Democrats, who fancy themselves the party of diversity, field an all-white debate team, Castro said, “it doesn’t help us.”

Even Steyer agreed. On Wednesday, he called for unspecified changes in the debate qualifications to ensure that “voters hear from a diverse group of candidates.”

But Castro said, “I’m not asking for anybody to change the rules of the game in the middle of it. I want something more meaningful and deeper than that. You need to change the whole game.”

For starters, he said, “There’s no reason that Iowa and New Hampshire should go first. Two states that hardly have any black people in them or any people of color.”

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Julián Castro , the former housing secretary and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, just gave his first major foreign policy speech after about a year of campaigning. Speaking at his alma mater Stanford University on Thursday, Castro blasted President Donald Trump’s foreign policy and offered

Julián Castro has met both requirements to qualify for this summer’s Democratic presidential primary debates, his campaign announced Friday. The first two debates will take place on back-to-back nights in June in Miami and July in Detroit. The debates, however, will be capped at 20 participants

He declined to say which states should take their place. But he said they should reflect “the diversity of our party” as well as “do things like make voting easier” for people with disabilities or who have to work long hours.

Earlier this week, Castro pointed a finger at the media for a “flawed formula for ‘electability’” that he said has pushed aside women and candidates of color.

Media bias is about more than how often a candidate turns up in the news, said Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation.

She frequently hears commentators mention that Pete Buttigieg, the white mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is climbing the polls in Iowa, has an undergraduate degree from Harvard. She rarely hears that Castro graduated from Harvard Law School after receiving a degree from Stanford. Or that Castro was mayor of San Antonio, the nation’s seventh-largest city with a population of 1.5 million — about 1.4 million more people than South Bend.

“For your well-educated white voters, that means something,” Garcel said. “It’s not equal coverage. I’m concerned that he (Castro) has to do a lot of work to get the word out.”

Castro has a ton of work to do in California, where he is the favorite of only 1% of the voters, according to a Berkeley IGS poll released Wednesday. That’s the same total as one white billionaire (Steyer) and slightly behind another (former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg).

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We will be bold. On the day Julián announced his candidacy for President of the United States, he talked about the frightening rate at which unarmed black and brown folks have been killed by law enforcement officers all over America.

When voters hear of Castro, they like him. A survey last month by the independent polling outfit Latino Decisions of registered Latino voters in California found that 53% had a favorable view of Castro, fourth among the candidates.

At the top of the favorability rankings was a 78-year-old white senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. Garcel said he’d earned that support, in part by opening offices in Fresno, Riverside and East Los Angeles to connect with Latino voters.

Sanders can do that because he has raised $61 million, tops in the Democratic field. Castro has raised just $7.6 million, 10th on the list and slightly ahead of self-help author Marianne Williamson.

The Latino electorate is primed to vote in record numbers this year. But Garcel and others worry that Latinos’ enthusiasm may dampen should Castro drop out of the race.

“There’s no doubt about that (Castro) is having a positive effect on the Latino electorate,” said Adrian Pantoja, a senior analyst with Latino Decisions and a professor of political science at Pitzer College in Claremont (Los Angeles County). “Should he drop out, then the burden will be on be on the other candidates to mobilize Latino voters.”

Castro isn’t just mobilizing voters, he has emphasized issues that some of his rivals have not, such as police misconduct. Castro has called for a national standard on when police can use lethal force and an end to stop-and-frisk practices and racial profiling by police.

“No other candidate will really touch that,” Castro said Thursday. Bloomberg recently apologized for advocating stop-and-frisk when he was New York mayor. That apology came years after he left office and days before he joined the presidential race.

For now, Castro has no plans to quit. His fundraising hasn’t dipped even after missing the last debate. He raised $250,000 in the 36 hours after Harris left the race, according to his campaign. He nodded when asked if he felt more pressure to stay in the contest now that the California senator is gone.

“We hear that a lot,” Castro said.

He plans to keep running not just because of “my background” but because he fears that the issues he’s championed might be overlooked if he’s not around. “That’s why I feel that I should continue on.”

He is also continuing for voters like Nizhoni Begay. She’s a 21-year-old senior at Stanford who, like Castro, made her way to Palo Alto from San Antonio. She watched Castro’s talk Thursday and said she hopes she has a chance to vote for him in California’s March 3 primary.

“I love Bernie with all my heart, but he’s an old white guy,” Begay said. If the Democrats start hosting a series of all-white candidate debates, she said, “a lot of young people of color are going to be disheartened.”

Joe Garofoli is The San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer. Email: jgarofoli@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @joegarofoli

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