For­mer HUD sec­re­tary Cas­tro joins 2020 race

Tampa Bay Times - - Nation & World -

Julián Cas­tro, a for­mer mayor of San An­to­nio who worked in the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion, an­nounced Satur­day morn­ing that he is join­ing the in­creas­ingly crowded field of can­di­dates for the 2020 Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion. Cas­tro, 44, has pitched him­self as “the an­ti­dote to Don­ald Trump” who un­der­stands the im­mi­grant ex­pe­ri­ence, bor­der is­sues and the needs of the mid­dle class. If elected, he would be the na­tion’s first Latino pres­i­dent. Sen. El­iz­abeth War­ren, D-Mass., an­nounced her can­di­dacy on New Year’s Eve, join­ing for­mer con­gress­man John De­laney of Mary­land and for­mer state Sen. Richard Ojeda of West Vir­ginia. Rep. Tulsi Gab­bard of Hawaii an­nounced in an in­ter­view set to air on CNN Satur­day night that she, too, was go­ing to join the race. An­other two dozen po­ten­tial can­di­dates are be­lieved to be con­sid­er­ing a race for the right to face off against Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

Ju­lian Cas­tro

Tulsi Gab­bard

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