Castro takes steps toward likely 2020 bid

Castro takes steps toward likely 2020 bid
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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is meeting with donors and possible campaign staff ahead of a potential 2020 presidential bid, Politico reported Tuesday.

The 44-year-old Texas Democrat said last month that he was "likely" to run for president, although he has not formally announced his candidacy.

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Castro and his twin brother Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroGOP senator voices concern about Trump order, hasn't decided whether he'll back it Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters Ocasio-Cortez, Castro plan to introduce bill to block national emergency MORE (D-Texas) held the meeting with roughly 20 donors in their hometown of San Antonio. 

Scott Atlas, a prominent Houston attorney, told Politico that the meeting was positive.

“The consensus was that Julián brings a lot to the table. He’s part of a new generation and most of the candidates who are talked about are not,” he said.

If Castro announces a bid, he will likely be one of the only Latino candidates in a crowded field of possible Democratic contenders. 

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