Former HUD secretary Castro joins 2020 race
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.