By David McCabe
Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPost piles on: ‘Beyond debate’ Trump is unfit for office Clinton, Netanyahu have ‘in-depth’ conversation about US-Israeli ties NYT lays out argument against Trump for president MORE’s campaign is likely to choose Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro or another Hispanic politician to be her running mate, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros said in an interview that will air Sunday.
“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.”
“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 ClintonTrump vs. Clinton: Debate of the century gets wilder Trump's new debate challenge: Silence Clinton aide defends inviting Mark Cuban to debate 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.