Dems Are Pressed for a Governor Joaquín Castro

Dems are urging Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX)to run for Governor of Texas. Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa told The Dallas Morning News that the Congressman, who turns 43 tomorrow, is considering it. "It's a very big decision for him. It would require him to leave his safe seat in the U.S. House, where he's a rising star." He’d be challenging Republican Governor Greg Abbott. Some analysts say Castro is unlikely to run for Governor because there's not a clear path to victory for Dems, who have not won a statewide race in Texas since 1994. However, Castro may be just the person to reverse the trend. We’re bound to have a decision soon. The filing period for primary election candidates closes in December. Meanwhile, twin brother and former HUD SecretaryJulián Castro (who, coincidentally, also turns 43 tomorrow) is rumored to be considering a presidential run. We’ll be watching both possibilities closely. More here.

Brenda Arredondo