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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.


  • 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.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in San Antonio working to build enthusiasm for her arrival on Thursday.  That’s when U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will endorse Clinton in his hometown and help launch her “Latinos for Hillary” effort. 

David Martin Davies

As Hillary Clinton campaigns for the Democratic nomination for president she is fighting against the appearance of inevitability.

However, she holds approximately 60 percent support among Democratic voters in primary polls and despite the efforts of other candidates like Senator Bernie Sanders it’s easy to assume Clinton’s nomination is a chinch. So much so that there’s been speculation for several years over her Vice Presidential running mate. Former San Antonio Mayor and HUD secretary Julian Castro is being touted as the guy at the top of that short list.