Joaquin Castro follows brother in backing Warren

Joaquin Castro follows brother in backing Warren

Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin Castro This week: Congress set for bipartisan coronavirus talks as clock ticks Sherman joins race for House Foreign Affairs gavel Castro launches bid for House Foreign Affairs gavel MORE (D-Texas), the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced Tuesday he is endorsing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election MORE (D-Mass.) in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. 

Castro’s endorsement comes a couple of weeks after his twin brother, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, backed Warren upon ending his own White House campaign. 

The congressman championed Warren as “the only candidate” who can unite the party and the country, “two things essential to defeating Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE and restoring America’s leadership role at home and abroad,” he said in a statement. 

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“Today, I’m endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren for President, because she’s going to make sure that everyone has great opportunities to achieve their dreams and get ahead,” Joaquin Castro said. 

“Sen. Warren is going to fight for all of us, including for people who came from neighborhoods like mine,” the San Antonio native added. “That’s why I’m proud to be in this fight with her.”

His endorsement comes the same day as the final Democratic primary debate before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Texas is one of several Super Tuesday states that will hold their nominating contests on March 3.  

The Warren campaign has offices in San Antonio and Austin and said it’s planning to open one in Houston on Friday. 

Julián Castro has been campaigning with Warren across Iowa since endorsing her campaign.