Julián Castro

Three Options For Julián Castro, Now That VP Is Out

Jul 26, 2016
Texas Public Radio

Four years ago, Julián Castro – then-mayor of San Antonio – delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. That moment was expected to launch him into the political stratosphere as one of the party’s brightest stars, and his 2014 appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affirmed that trajectory.

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There’s disappointment in San Antonio following Hillary Clinton’s decision to choose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Julián Castro Twitter account

Update: The White House says Castro will not face any punishment for violating the Hatch Act when touting Hillary Clinton in a media interview. 

“To his credit, Secretary Castro acknowledged the mistake that he made," White House Press Secretray Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. "He owned up to it and he’s taken the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again. I think that’s the expectation that people have when you make a mistake.”

Julián Castro went from being the youngest member of San Antonio's city council, to mayor of San Antonio, to U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Castro may know a lot about urban development, but what does he know about Urban Dictionary? We'll ask him three questions about the infamous online slang glossary.

Click the Play link above to find out how he does.

From Texas Standard:

Around this time last year, it appeared that Texas would play an outsized role in the 2016 race for the White House. A Texas senator was in the running, as well as a scion of a Texas political dynasty, a former business executive with Austin roots, the libertarian-leaning son of a longtime Texas congressman, and the longest-serving Texas governor in state history.

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