Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination. “It simply isn’t our time,” he said in a video message to supporters, noting that there was only a month left before the Iowa caucuses and “the circumstances of this campaign.” Castro did not qualify for the two most recent Democratic debates because he did not fare well enough in pre-debate polls. His departure follows that of former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) in November and leaves no Texans among the major contenders still seeking the presidency.

HD28 special: The Gary Gates (R) released a new ad, “Testimonials,” featuring local endorsers expressing support for his election.

CCA3: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed challenger Gina Parker over incumbent Judge Bert Richardson (R).

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