Julián Castro

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OTTUMWA, Iowa — The questions came almost immediately, as they usually do.

Do you think you think you'll be picked as her running mate? No. 

Are you auditioning to be vice president? No.

Do you want to be vice president? No.

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Thursday afternoon Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton rallied Latino voters here in San Antonio. While here, she picked up the endorsement of current Housing and Urban Development Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. 

We talk about what the endorsement could mean and whether or not Clinton's campaign is saying the right things to Latino voters.

Guests

  • Rogelio Saenz, dean of the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas San Antonio
  • Shelley Kofler, news director of Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, now U.S. Housing Secretary, introduced Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today, as she paid a visit to the Alamo City. The rally launched Clinton’s effort to energize Latino voters.

Clinton is no stranger to South Texas. She campaigned throughout the area decades ago for presidential candidate George McGovern, and worked to register Latino voters.

At the Historic Sunset Station, banners and buttons read "La Hillary, estoy contigo" – I’m with you.

Clinton-Castro 2016?

Julián Castro endorsed Hillary Clinton on Thursday. The secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the second Obama Cabinet official to endorse Clinton — even as Vice President Biden is still considering getting in the race. (Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also endorsed Clinton earlier this year.)

Castro would likely be on the vice-presidential short lists for whomever wins the Democratic nomination.

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