Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Julian Castro to announce 2020 presidential campaign decision

Julian Castro to announce 2020 presidential campaign decision

Former San Antonio Mayor and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro waves as he arrives with his family to an event where he announced his decision to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, January 12, 2019, in San Antonio.

Evidence of this strategy peppered the plaza on San Antonio's West Side where Castro announced on Saturday: A mariachi band welcomed guests, as taco trucks fed people outside. "That said, his star is definitely not rising anymore, and the sun may be setting on the presidential ambitions of Julian Castro".

Castro is in early for what's going to be an extremely crowded Democrat field to figure out who fights against Trump.

His first trip as a candidate will be to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where an outcry has begun as the White House considers diverting disaster funding to pay for the border wall.

"There are serious issues that need to be addressed in our broken immigration system, but seeking asylum is a legal right".

Two days after the President visited the border to promote his promised wall, Mr Castro mocked Mr Trump for claiming that the United States faces an "invasion" from its ally to the south.

Another Democrat has thrown his hat into the ring to run for President in 2020 against Donald Trump! John Delaney, a former congressman from Maryland, launched his presidential bid in 2017, and Sen. "Yeah, we have to have border security, but there is a smart and a humane way to do it".

Launching his bid under the slogan "One nation, one destiny", he said: "We say no to the construction of the wall and yes to the construction of communities". "We say no to scapegoating immigrants, and yes to 'Dreamers, ' yes to keeping families together". You don't want to get caught in a situation like some of the 2016 Republicans who were forced to debate at the kiddie table because they ran out of room on the main stage.

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His identical twin, Rep. Joaquin Castro, will serve as his campaign chairman, according to a campaign press release provided to CNN.

Sen. Kamala Harris of California this past week published a memoir, a staple of presidential candidates.

Even some supporters at Castro's announcement could be torn if O'Rourke gets in the race.

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who narrowly lost a Senate bid a year ago, is also weighing a run and has been on the rise in very early polls. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. He has always been viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party since he first landed on the national scene by delivering the keynote speech for President Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Castro's strong oratory skills, experience as Barack Obama's housing secretary and as mayor of the nation's seventh largest city, not to mention his telegenic charisma, could help propel the Texas native into the top tier.

Two years later, Mr Obama picked him to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Introduced by his mother, local activist Rosie Castro, he said the country was going through a crisis of leadership under President Donald Trump. He was also famously considered a frontrunner to be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016, but she ultimately went with Senator Tim Kaine.

Castro launched an exploratory committee for a potential campaign on December 12, citing a platform built on opportunity, education, housing, health care, immigration and the environment.

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