Obama pro­tege Ju­lian Cas­tro joins 2020 race

The Nation - - WORLD -

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, em­pha­sis­ing 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.

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