Warren campaign to host series of events in Texas

Warren campaign to host series of events in Texas
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for coronavirus over two weeks last month | Democrats deny outreach to Trump since talks collapsed | California public health chief quits suddenly On The Money: Administration defends Trump executive orders | CBO reports skyrocketing deficit | Government pauses Kodak loan pending review Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign announced Thursday that it will host a series of events in Texas next week in an attempt to court the Latino vote.

The events start in San Antonio on Monday and end in Houston on Friday. Warren will not physically be at the events and will rely on surrogates, such as former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who threw his support to Warren after ending his presidential bid. 

The campaign will also host events in Laredo, Corpus Christi and McAllen — each a densely Hispanic Democratic enclave in the state. 

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Castro’s mother, Rosie Castro, a civil rights leader, will also serve as a surrogate to Warren’s campaign, as well as actress and comedian Cristela Alonzo. A McAllen native, Alonzo was heavily involved in the Castro presidential campaign and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke calls Texas GOP 'a death cult' over coronavirus response Hegar, West to face off in bitter Texas Senate runoff Bellwether counties show trouble for Trump MORE's (D-Texas) campaign for Senate.

Texas will hold its primary on Super Tuesday, March 3, along with several other states and has 38 electoral votes. Warren has a large presence in the state, with staff spread through San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and the Rio Grande Valley.

On Thursday Politico reported that multiple women of color left Warren’s Nevada staff citing racial insensitivity, particularly toward Latinos. Nevada is the only early primary state with a significant Latino population.