Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate
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“What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro, the ... Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who use[d] to be the Mayor of San Antonio,” he said in an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto.” 
 
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“They don’t have a second option, because he is the superior candidate considering his record, personality, demeanor and Latin heritage.”
 
“I think there is a very high possibility that Hillary Clinton may choose Julián Castro,” he said.”
 
Castro has followed a political path similar to the one Cisneros traveled in the 1990s. Cisneros served as Mayor of San Antonio and was then HUD secretary under President Bill ClintonBill ClintonGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid The art of the small deal MORE
 
The once-rising star ultimately left the Clinton administration in the shadow of a scandal about payments he had made to a former mistress.
 
He later pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI and was pardoned by Clinton.