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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 07:48 AM

 

Hispanic lawmakers eye leap to Biden

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/09/30/biden-2020-campaign-latino-lawmakers-011286

Several Congressional Hispanic Caucus members have quietly lobbied CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro to persuade his brother
Julián to drop out of the presidential race and run for Senate in Texas
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By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and SABRINA RODRIGUEZ
09/30/2019 05:01 AM EDT

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has largely stayed out of the presidential primary so far — partly out of respect for Julián Castro, the only Latino in the race and the brother of CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro.

But with Julián languishing at the bottom of polls with around 1 percent support, at least a handful of the group’s 38 members are on the verge of announcing their support for Joe Biden, according to sources familiar with the effort.


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Their impact could provide an adrenaline boost in a Democratic contest where most campaigns are struggling to win over Hispanic voters — a bloc that will play a key role in early-state Nevada and on Super Tuesday.

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“It’s kind of a work in progress, but I’m pretty confident there will be substantial Congressional Hispanic Caucus support for the vice president over the course of the next month,” said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who, along with Reps. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.), is leading the effort to rally the CHC behind Biden.

Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris currently lead the Democratic primary field in CHC endorsements with three apiece.

“I know for a fact that if Biden doesn’t get elected in the primary next year, we’re gonna have Trump as a president again,” said Gonzalez, who switched his endorsement earlier this month from Julián Castro to Biden.
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UncleNoel Sep 2019 OP
TexasTowelie Sep 2019 #1
Politicub Sep 2019 #7
Perseus Sep 2019 #2
BlueMississippi Sep 2019 #3
Turin_C3PO Sep 2019 #6
peggysue2 Sep 2019 #4
Thekaspervote Sep 2019 #5
onetexan Sep 2019 #8
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2019 #9
Gothmog Sep 2019 #10

Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 07:55 AM

1. Castro rules out Senate run even if he drops presidential bid

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287295306
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:14 PM

7. Of course he would say that at this point. His eye is on the presidential prize.

 

Things will start to evolve once more candidates start to drop out.

No good candidate is going to say, "sure, if I lose, I'll run for senate." That would be a weird message, really, since it presupposes a negative outcome.
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:37 AM

2. Shameful Vicente Gonzalez for his comment "I know for a fact that if Biden doesn't get elected..."

 

Instead, he should be pushing for Latinos to support ANY Democrat who becomes the nominee...shame on him. Latinos are so ill informed about politics that this comment represents a threat to the Democratic party, how irresponsible.

Latinos will stay home and not vote if Biden is not the nominee because one of his representatives told them it is a lost cause because only Biden can defeat the creature. Same on him!

What "facts" does he have? Where did he get those "facts"?
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Response to Perseus (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 09:32 AM

3. Gonzalez tiene razon.

 

In English, "Gonzalez is correct."
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Response to BlueMississippi (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:07 PM

6. Hispanics will come out for the Dem nominee,

 

whoever it is. Hispanics have a low turnout rate traditionally so maybe Biden can help increase voter participation.
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:10 PM

4. Good news for Joe Biden

 

Thanks for the update!
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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:04 PM

5. Indeed it is!!

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:25 PM

8. Agree with the CHC, Castro should drop out and run for Senate to replace Cornyn.

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 07:14 PM

9. Makes perfect sense to me. n/t

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 11:26 PM

10. Joe is doing great in Texas due to Latino support

 


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