Ex-HUD secretary: Hillary will likely pick Julian Castro as running mate
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president The Memo: 'Whistleblower' furor gains steam Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani 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.” 
 
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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 ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump sues to block NY prosecutors' subpoena for his tax returns Most voters say there is too much turnover in Trump administration RNC spokeswoman on 2020 GOP primary cancellations: 'This is not abnormal' 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.