Tag Archives: Julian Castro

Julián Castro Raises $1.1 Million In First Quarter

The Texas Tribune reports: Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro raised $1.1 million in the first three months of the year, according to his campaign. The haul puts Castro in the back of the pack among 2020 contenders who have chosen to reveal their first-quarter fundraising figures ahead of a Monday deadline to report them to the Federal Election Commission. But …

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Julian Castro Unveils Sweeping Immigration Platform

The Corpus Christi Times reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro is calling for a path to citizenship for children brought to the United States without documentation and for elimination of what he described as a “for-profit immigration detention industry.” The proposals are part of an immigration plan the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration cabinet official outlined in an …

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AOC And Joaquin Castro Plan Bill To Block “Emergency”

Bloomberg reports: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she will introduce a bill with fellow Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro to stop President Donald Trump’s planned emergency declaration. New York’s Ocasio-Cortez, who was speaking on Instagram, didn’t provide specifics but Castro previously said he’d offer a joint resolution. “If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to …

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Julian Castro Rips Trump In WH Bid Speech [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Julián Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under former President Obama, announced Saturday he is running for president in 2020. “I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership, it’s time for new energy, it’s time for new commitment to make sure the opportunities that I had are available to every American,” Castro …

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TODAY: Julian Castro Launches 2020 WH Campaign

Reuters reports: Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who went on to be the top U.S. housing official, was expected to formally announce his White House bid on Saturday, the first Hispanic in what looks to be a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Castro, 44, the grandson …

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Julian Castro Forms 2020 WH Exploratory Committee

Axios reports: Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced today he’s forming an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020. He will make his final decision about running on Jan. 12, per AP. This gives Castro an early start for courting donors, potential campaign staffers and media attention. The 44-year-old former San Antonio mayor will have more …

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Julian Castro Meets With Donors To Plan 2020 WH Bid

Politico reports: Julián Castro convened a group of supporters in San Antonio Monday in preparation for a 2020 presidential campaign, sources familiar with the gathering told POLITICO. Castro and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, brought together about 20 of their loyal donors and bundlers in San Antonio to begin to sketch out a national bid, according to one person …

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Julian Castro: I’m “Likely” To Run For President In 2020

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Obama-era Housing Secretary Julián Castro says he will “likely” run for president in 2020, his strongest indication yet since he first floated a possible bid earlier this year. Castro, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, added that he will make a “final decision” after November’s midterm elections. “I’m likely to do it,” the former …

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Julian Castro Has “Every Intention” Of Presidential Bid

The Washington Examiner reports: President Obama’s former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro, will travel to New Hampshire for a speech Tuesday that could mark the beginning of his 2020 presidential campaign. Castro, 43, is slated to headline the New Hampshire Young Democrats 2018 Granite Slate Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening. “I have every interest in running” in 2020 …

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Ted Cruz Money Beg: Somebody Might Run Against Me In Two Years So You Must Donate Right Now

Just in from Lyin’ Ted Cruz: Joe, This morning, the Castro brothers of Texas – Julian and Joaquin, made an announcement, and I want you to be the first to know. In an interview with Charlie Rose of CBS, Joaquin Castro said he will take a look at running for Senate in 2018. Despite any record of achievement and a …

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VEEPSTAKES: Julian Castro Hits Clinton Campaign Trail

Not surprising, but interesting nonetheless. Politico reports: At home, Julián Castro’s been spending more time reading and watching television in Spanish, trying to get his speaking skills up to speed. On the job as Housing and Urban Development secretary, he’s been carefully working the levers in Washington, with coaching from Bill Clinton and a twin brother who’s a popular and …

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Democrats Debate Hillary Clinton’s VP Selection

We’re just inside three months from the first primary and already top Democrats are openly mulling Hillary Clinton’s running mate selection. The Hill reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is a favorite. His backers think the 41-year-old would give the Democratic ticket a youthful face and help the party with Hispanics. But he’s hardly alone, and other Democrats …

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Julian Castro: Keep Houston’s LGBT Rights Law [VIDEO]

HUD Secretary Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, today urged Houstonians to retain their city’s HERO ordinance. In the clip below, Castro points out that the bill covers more than just LGBT rights. Castro, not incidentally, is on some shortlists to be Hillary’s running mate.

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Feds Beef Up LGBT Senior Protections

Via White House press release: As part of the White House Conference on Aging today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance to better serve and help avoid discrimination to LGBT Americans seeking HUD-assisted or HUD-insured housing. The guidance will help clarify the Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender …

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SAN ANTONIO: Anti-Gay Groups Launch Recall Drive Against City Officials

Almost immediate after San Antonio passed an ordinance that added LGBT residents to employment and housing protections, anti-gay groups have launched a recall drive against Mayor Julian Castro and the members of the city council who voted for the measure. The San Antonio Current reports: After council members in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (plus the Mayor) …

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San Antonio Wingnuts Angry That Mayor Will Be Grand Marshal Of Gay Pride

San Antonio wingnut radio host Adam McManus is calling on his “army” of listeners to demand that Mayor Julian Castro pull out of his planned appearance as grand marshal of that city’s gay pride parade. Castro will be the first San Antonio mayor to do so. ACTION STEPS FOR ADAM’S ARMY: 1. Call San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro at 210.207.7060 …

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