Indianapolis, Indiana – Earlier this week, Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas’s 20th Congressional District, the brother of former HUD Secretary under President Obama and current 2020 Democrat Candidate for President Julian Castro sent out a tweet that read ” Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of
@BillMillerBarBQ, owner of the @HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc. Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ Along with sending out the tweet, Castro attached a list of 44 names comprised of business owners to retirees who in 2019 made financial contributions to President Trump:
Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of @BillMillerBarBQ, owner of the @HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc.
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
After seeing and reading this tweet from Castro, I decided to do a little investigative journalism into Castro’s Campaign contributions to make sure there was no “funny” money.
Thanks to opensecrets.org, Castro’s 2019-2020 Campaign contributions by geography really caught my eye. Looking at his home state of Texas, nothing out of the ordinary. As of August 9, 2019, Castro has raised $31,413 dollars, but these other states raise questions. Castro has raised a total of $7,375 dollars outside his home state of Texas. If Castro is ONLY sent to DC to represent Texas’s 20th Congressional District, then why are there campaign contributions coming in from the following states/areas: California ($500); Minnesota ($1,500); Michigan ($500); Tennessee ($300); New York ($2,250); Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia and West Virginia ($1,025); and Florida ($800)? What are all these states getting in return? Castro represents Texas’s 20th Congressional District and NOT California, Minnesota, Michigan, Tennessee, New York, Washington DC Metro Area.
Here are some of the cities outside of Texas that have given to Castro’s Campaign:
Mount Kisco, NY
New York, NY
Along with contributions from other states, another statistic that caught my eye was In-district vs. Out-of-District contributions from the State of Texas:
It seriously begs the question, why is there so much money being poured into Castro’s Campaign from NOT ONLY states outside of Texas, but from districts outside of district 20th that Castro is suppose to be representing.
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