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 CastroHispanics still thriving with the economic growth of Trump era Pelosi employs committee chairs to tamp down calls for Trump impeachment Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment 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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