• Julián Castro, former Housing and Urban Development secretary under Obama, announces 2020 presidential bid

    6 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is running for president.
    The Obama administration alumnus announced his decision Saturday in his hometown of San Antonio.
    Castro had been eyeing a presidential run for months. In December, his twin brother Joaquín told Stephen Colbert his brother was ready to run.
    In his remarks announcing his candidacy, Castro touted his support for increased access to early childhood education, universal healthcare, criminal justice reform, and a re-commitment to environmental policies.
    Julián Castro is running for president.
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  • Julian Castro Says He's Running for Democratic Presidential Nod

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Former San Antonio Mayor and Obama administration official Julian Castro formally announced he'll run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, attempting to get an early jump on what's expected to be a crowded field of candidates.
    Castro has been considered a rising star in the Democratic Party - he was a contender to be Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016 - but he'll be entering a race that's likely to include candidates with bigger national profiles and well-established fundraising operations.
    "We're going to make sure that the promise of America is available to everyone,''...
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