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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:33 AM

Julian Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Source: The Guardian

Julián Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or more

Oliver Laughland in San Antonio, Texas
Sat 12 Jan 2019 11.48 GMT

Julián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is expected to announce his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor.

The 44-year-old, who rose to national prominence with an electrifying keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic convention, seems set to become the second high-profile Democrat to announce their candidacy for 2020 following Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign launch at the end of last year.

Castro, whose grandmother came to the US from Mexico in the 1920s, would be vying to become the party’s first Hispanic-American nominee amid a field of that could swell to more than 20 candidates. The Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard declared a bid on Friday.

In an interview with NBC News on Friday, Castro said: “Mine is an immigrant story. It’s an American dream story. It’s a testament that everybody counts in this country.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/12/julian-castro-president-democrat-san-antonio-texas-speech

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:40 AM

1. Jump in Julian! The water is warm!

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:59 AM

2. I am looking for another FDR

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:05 AM

3. The more the merrier!

I am still looking at Andrew Yang as my choice. But will vote for the nominee whoever that happens to be.

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