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Two San Antonio brothers are taking center stage as the Texas Democratic Convention gets underway in their hometown. Congressman Joaquin Castro will chair the convention. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will be the keynote speaker Friday night.

In a state where Republicans control the legislature and all statewide offices, the Democrats are looking to the Castro brothers to help rebuild their state party. 

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The Castro brothers will be front and center beginning June 16 when some 12,000 Texas Democrats descend on San Antonio’s Alamodome for their state convention.

Chairing the convention with a theme of working families will be Congressman Joaquin Castro.  Giving one of the keynotes, his brother, former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro who is now the president’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated.

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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

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