2020 election candidates

Julián Castro fails to qualify for November Democratic debate

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Julián Castro. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Julián Castro has failed to qualify for the November debate stage, just weeks after threatening to drop out over waning fundraising.

Driving the news: In late October, the former HUD secretary told supporters in an email that if he did not qualify for the fifth Democratic primary debate, he would not be able to continue his candidacy into the Iowa caucuses.

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