Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Launches 2020 Presidential Bid at West Side Rally

Former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro formalized his White House bid Saturday, announcing to a packed crowd at the West Side’s Plaza Guadalupe that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic nomination.

Castro, who also served as HUD secretary for the Obama White House, is the first Hispanic entering what’s expected to be a crowded field looking to hold President Trump to a single term.

“I am running for president because it’s time for new leadership, because it’s time for new energy,” Castro told the audience, who patiently waited through numerous speakers and a thumping, pep-rally mix of music.…

Original published: 2019-01-12 19:43:00 Read the full San Antonio News here

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