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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Jan 13 2019


Obama Protege Julian Castro To Contest 2020 US Presidential Election

Julian Castro, the telegenic former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member, launched his bid to become the nation's first Hispanic president Saturday, emphasizing a message of hope and diversity at a time when Americans are locked in angry debate over immigration and border security."I am a candidate for president of the United States," the 44-year-old Castro told a crowd in San Antonio's historic Guadalupe Plaza, during a speech that frequently invoked the immigrant heritage that brought his family to the US from Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Often called a rising star in the Democratic Party, Castro, who was Obama's housing secretary -- and the youngest member of that cabinet -- is expected to be part of a diverse field of candidates eager to challenge President Donald Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At a time when the federal government has been partly shut down over Trump's demand for funds to build a wall on the Mexican border, Castro sounded a contrasting message.

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