Julián and Joaquin Castro to campaign with O'Rourke in Texas

Julián and Joaquin Castro to campaign with O'Rourke in Texas
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Texas Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Dems demand answers following explosive new Cohen report Intel Dem: Trump must resign or be impeached if Cohen report is true MORE (D) and his brother, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, will join Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeIdentity politics and the race for the Democratic nomination O'Rourke’s strategy: Show Americans the real Beto Ex-Michelle Obama aide says O'Rourke's road trip is a 'listening tour' in form of a travel blog MORE (D-Texas) at stops along the Texas border, O'Rourke's Senate campaign team announced Thursday.

The trip with the Castro brothers will come after O'Rourke's first debate with incumbent Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science MORE (R), scheduled for Friday.


Polls have shown Cruz and O'Rourke in a tight race in deep-red Texas, and the Hispanic vote could be key to November's results. 

Cruz is getting support from 45 percent of likely Hispanic voters, 9 percent shy of the 54 percent who support O'Rourke, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this week. 

Julián Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, sits on the board of directors for Voto Latino, a nonprofit that encourages more political activity among Hispanics. He was considered as a potential vice presidential running mate to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media Poll shows 36 percent support Trump's reelection, 43 percent prefer generic Democrat How the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with Trump-Russia dirt … until agents bit MORE in 2016 in part because of his appeal to Hispanic voters.

He has also said that he is considering running for president in 2020, telling CSPAN in May that he would make a decision on whether to seek the nomination after the midterms.

His brother, Joaquin, has served in the House since 2013 as a representative for Texas's 20th Congressional District, which includes part of San Antonio.