Julián Castro does Michigan Dems fundraising pitch

    Julian Castro at the NAACP candidate forum | Andrew Roth

    Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro encouraged voters to donate to the Michigan Democratic Party in an email Tuesday night. 

    “Having this support is helpful for us to have our national voices pointing to the work we are doing in Michigan,” said MDP spokesman Paul Kanan. “The people in our state need to know that our leaders understand how important Michigan is in the 2020 election.”

    Kanan says that Castro is the first of the 2020 candidates to help fundraise, but a few more of the more than 20 candidates will announce their fundraising efforts in the upcoming weeks. 

    Julián Castro 1st of 2020 Dems to visit Flint

    Castro has visited Michigan a number of times since announcing his candidacy. In June, he held a town hall in Flint and visited the Farmer’s Market. Castro also hosted a fundraising event in Detroit on July 29 and was part of the second round of the Democratic presidential debates in the city.

    Allison Donahue
    Allison Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.

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