Joaquín Castro Announces Twin Brother Julián Castro’s 2020 Campaign
Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX)announced that former HUD Secretary Julián Castro was running for president during the pair's appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. "I'll speak on his behalf. He's going to run for president," the Congressman said. "For the FEC lawyers — he didn't say it. I said it." Julián did add: "I'm excited. It's going to be, I think, a great journey. As you know, I think the country needs new leadership, now more than ever," though he stopped just short of confirming the run. He is supposed to formally announce on January 12th from San Antonio, where he was once Mayor. Meanwhile, his team is busy preparing for what comes next -- public stops across the country. “I’ve been to the first four states already, so I’m going to focus on those states if I get in and some of the states that vote on super Tuesday, including Texas,” he said. And Castro is focused on his home state, telling BuzzFeed News that he is “confident that if a Texas Democrat is on the ballot in 2020 that Texas will go Democratic. ... Politics is always about your message, how hard you work to get support, and also timing. So I’m going to get out there and I’m going to work hard and I’m going to deliver a message about the country’s future and my experience of getting things done, and people are going to have a choice to make.” More here.