Burnt Orange Report
Bill Clinton Rallies in San Antonio

Bill Clinton fired up about 2,000 Texans on Thursday in support of Pete Gallego. At San Antonio South High School, Clinton broke the state of affairs down DNC-style, and explained what’s happening in Gallego’s race against Rep. Quico Canseco.

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"Majority Maker" Congressional Candidate Joaquin Castro Donates $100K to Democrats Who Need it More

You probably know Joaquin Castro as the up-and-coming state legislator from San Antonio, or as the candidate running in (and likely to win) San Antonio’s 20th Congressional district.  But he’s also moonlighting as a “Majority Maker" - one of a small group of soon-to-be Congressmen and women who are likely to win their races, and are thus focusing campaign efforts on other Democrats who need it more than they do.  

Castro is up for election this November, and though he faces a bevy of opponents (Republican, Green and Libertarian), the district is about 58 percent Democratic and it’s expected that he’ll be elected to office.  Still - he’s not there yet, and he has already raised $100,000 for the Democratic Party.  

The DCCC reached out to Castro last year, asking him to join the Majority Makers and to help raise $100k for Democrats in critical “Red to Blue” districts. The Castro campaign responded by contributing directly to the DCCC, holding fundraisers for the DCCC, and donating directly to Red to Blue candidates.

The breakdown of Castro’s over $100,000 worth of donations is as follows:

  • DCCC Fundraiser in San Antonio: $17.2 k
  • Direct Contributions to DCCC: $45k (like the one below)
  • Direct Contributions to Red to Blue Candidates: $10k — Candidates include: Pete Gallego (TX), Nick Lampson (TX),  Jose Hernandez (CA), Julia Brownley (CA), Shelly Adler (NJ), Brad Schneider (IL), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM)

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