Castro announces long-shot candidacy to challenge Trump for US Presidency

TEXAS Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and top US housing official, launched his White House bid on Saturday, entering as a dark horse candidate in a what is likely to be a crowded field vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.

Mr Castro, 44, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who would be the first Hispanic elected president, served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama and has long been viewed as a rising star in the party. He will seek to position himself as a political outsider with liberal credentials. Announcing his candidature, he said: ”I’m running for president because it's time for new leadership. Because it's time for new energy. And it's time for...
source: Express

2019-01-12 23:17
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