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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 06:41 AM

Julian Castro: Beto's future not a factor for 2020 bid

SAN ANTONIO—Julian Castro said Friday that his decision about running in 2020 won't be influenced by whether Texas' other high-profile Democrat, Congressman Beto O'Rourke, also makes his own bid for the White House.

Texas is a pipeline of presidential contenders, churning out several major Republican candidates since 2000 alone, including former President George W. Bush. But not since 1976 has a Texas Democrat made a serious run.

Now, however, Texas has two Democrats whose names are being tossed around: Castro, the 44-year-old former housing secretary under President Barack Obama, and O'Rourke, whose surprisingly close loss to U.S. Sen Ted Cruz last week has Democrats believing that the GOP's decades-long grip on Texas is starting to slip.

Castro has said his candidacy is "likely" and has begun talking to potential donors. O'Rourke, on the other hand, said late in his Senate campaign that he wouldn't run for president , but his narrow defeat has reignited speculation.

Read more: http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2018/nov/17/julian-castro-betos-future-not-factor-2020-bid/752769/

There has never been a shortage of good Democrats in Texas, only a shortage of voters to elect them to office.

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TexasTowelie Nov 2018 OP
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2018 #1
True Blue American Nov 2018 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:29 AM

1. Looks like an abundance of great candidates to me!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 07:51 AM

2. The more,the Merrier

Sherrod Brown is getting a push,too. On MTP today.


Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man - https://itk.thehill.com/homenews/senate/417213-dems-wonder-if-sherrod-brown-could-be-their-magic-man

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:10 PM

3. Sherrod Brown is part of the Franken Railroad

That is all.

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