The Texas Tribune reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro raised $1.1 million in the first three months of the year, according to his campaign. The haul puts Castro in the back of the pack among 2020 contenders who have chosen to reveal their first-quarter fundraising figures ahead of a Monday deadline to report them to the Federal Election Commission.
But his campaign says it is exceeding its expectations and has seen a recent acceleration in fundraising that has brought its total money raised for the race to $2 million.
“We surpassed out goals for this quarter, and we’re exactly where we want to be right now,” Castro campaign manager Maya Rupert said in a statement to the Tribune. “Sec. Castro knows he’s not a frontrunner now, but he sees the results of his effort every day. We’re confident that when voting starts in 2020, he’ll be a frontrunner then.”