Ciro Rodriguez, former Congressional District 23 candidate & Steve Walker, BCDPNews Editor, pose at the Central Labor Council, (CLC) moments before Rodriguez informed Labor delegates he was stepping out of the race
Former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez stunned members of the Central Labor Council (CLC) when he informed them he was dropping out of the Congressional District 23rd race at a Labor Council endosement session, Wednesday, August 30th.
Rodriguez spoke of his long time support for unions and their support of his candidacy for Congress. When he finished his address, the former four term District 28 Congressman was given a standing ovation.He gve no reason why he aborted his campaign.
With Rodriguez's sudden withdrawal, there are still a number of Democrats in the race. They include: Augie Beltran, Albert Uresti, Rick Bolanos and Lukin Gilliland. Albert Uresti was given the nod for the labor endorsement in the race.
Congressional District candidates Augie Beltran, Albert Uresti, and Lukin Gilliland attended the special meeting and addressed the CLC delegates.
In Congressional District 21, John Courage was endorsed a second time.