Updated 5:36 am PST, Monday, January 14, 2019 Former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks during an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in San Antonio. less Former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks during an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Saturday, Jan. 12, ... more Photo: Eric Gay, AP Photo: Eric Gay, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks during an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Saturday, … [Read more...] about Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency
Jan 13, 8:58 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Bobby Ilich 01/13/19 AT 10:10 AM The Democratic field is beginning to take shape for the 2020 election, as three major candidates have declared their intention to run for the White House. After Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts threw her hat into the race, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro announced their presidential bids in recent days.The three candidates enter what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary vying to challenge President Donald Trump or another Republican nominee."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision," Gabbard told CNN's Van Jones on Friday. "There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve."Gabbard, 37, has served in the House since 2012. Her background and oratory skills … [Read more...] about Election 2020: Do Democrats Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard Have A Real Chance To Become President?
SAN ANTONIO - Julian Castro, the telegenic former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member, launched his bid to become the nation's first Hispanic president Saturday, emphasizing a message of hope and diversity at a time when Americans are locked in angry debate over immigration and border security. "I am a candidate for president of the United States," the 44-year-old Castro told a crowd in San Antonio's historic Guadalupe Plaza, during a speech that frequently invoked the immigrant heritage that brought his family to the US from Mexico. Often called a rising star in the Democratic Party, Castro, who was Obama's housing secretary -- and the youngest member of that cabinet -- is expected to be part of a diverse field of candidates eager to challenge President Donald Trump. At a time when the federal government has been partly shut down over Trump's demand for funds to build a wall on the Mexican border, Castro sounded a contrasting message. He said San Antonio, a city … [Read more...] about Obama protege Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race
By Jim Forsyth and Ginger Gibson SAN ANTONIO, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who went on to be the top U.S. housing official, formally announced his White House bid on Saturday, making him the first Hispanic in what looks to be a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Castro, 44, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who would be the first Hispanic elected president, served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama and has long been viewed as a rising star in the party. He will seek to position himself as a political outsider with liberal credentials. “When my grandmother got here almost a hundred years ago, I’m sure she never could have imagined that just two generations later, one of her grandsons would be serving as a member of the United States Congress and the other would be standing with you here today to say these … [Read more...] about Democrat Julian Castro launches 2020 U.S. presidential bid
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press Updated 12:01 pm CST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge President Donald Trump accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. "I'm running for president because it's time for new leadership, because it's time for new energy and it's time for a new commitment to make sure that the opportunities that I've had are available to every American," he told cheering supporters. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, officially kicked off his campaign with a rally in his hometown of San Antonio, where he was mayor for five years. The ex-housing secretary became the second Democrat to formally enter race, after former Maryland Rep. John Delaney. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of … [Read more...] about Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign