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Julián Castro

Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential election are already crisscrossing the country, trying to gain traction ahead of next year’s primaries.

Julián Castro speaking in January, 2019.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

 

 

Standing in the shadows of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Democrat Julian Castro — the former mayor of San Antonio and secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — made his announcement to enter the 2020 presidential campaign Saturday by retracing his own families footprint in this neighborhood that stands as one of San Antonio’s oldest Hispanic communities.

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced Saturday that he is running for president.

Updated 12:54 p.m. ET

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro formally launched his bid for president on Saturday, after weeks of hinting he was ready to join the growing 2020 Democratic primary field.

Castro said, "I've always believed with big dreams and hard work anything is possible in this nation."


In case there was any mystery left, Julián Castro is running for president.

Dec. 12, 2018
Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

Updated 4 p.m.

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced Wednesday he has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for a presidential run in the 2020 election.


Julián Castro is taking another step toward a 2020 presidential campaign.

The former U.S. housing secretary and San Antonio mayor announced Wednesday that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a bid and will make an announcement Jan. 12 in Texas. The committee is called Julián for the Future.

Nathan Cone / Texas Public Radio

The Castro brothers — Joaquin and Julián — were sitting on stage at the Pearl Stable the evening of Oct. 30 for the San Antonio Public Library Foundation’s “Get Lit” series of author interviews.

Julián Castro was there to talk about his memoir, “An Unlikely Journey.”

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

It was Oct. 15, 2015. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in San Antonio, holding a rally with then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, the Alamo City's former mayor. 

Since then, Castro exited his cabinet position. He joins us to discuss his time on the campaign trail, as well his own possible presidential run in 2020.


Ryan Poppe

There are few actions that suggest a run for higher office — like the presidency — as strongly as making speeches at the Iowa State Fair, which is where San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be this weekend.


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