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Search For DNC Chair Could Lead to San Antonio

Ryan Poppe
Texas Public Radio
Gilberto Hinojosa, head of the Texas Democratic Party

Turmoil within the National Democratic Party has Texas officials recommending two San Antonians to help the Party move forward.  The Castro brothers are part of the conversation.

Leaked emails from Democratic officials critical of Bernie Sanders has the Party looking for a new national chair. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out Sunday.

Gilberto Hinojosa, head of the Texas Democratic Party,  says U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, and his twin brother Rep. Joaquin Castro could take Democrats into the future.

“We are going to win the Hispanic vote by a high-percentage, but the question is can we grow the Hispanic vote, you have to have more of them going to out to vote and if you had someone like Julian or even Joaquin, they get that, they understand how that works," Hinojosa says.

National media including CNN and Politico have reported that Secretary Julian Castro might be in the mix to become Democratic Party Chair.

Democratic strategist and party official Donna Brazile will be the interim chair during the convention.  Hillary Clinton will have a lot to say about who gets the permanent job. Julian Castro was on her short list for vice presidential picks.