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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from the Scott Pruitt emails Trump: DNC chairman's race ‘rigged’ Dem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks 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 ClintonClinton: Dems will be 'strong, unified' with Perez 9/11 hijackers attended my mosque — moderate Muslims could have stopped them. Tom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. 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.