Julián Castro says his brother is weighing Senate bid

Julián Castro says his brother is weighing Senate bid
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Presidential candidate Julián Castro (D) said Thursday that his brother Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroDemocrats ask Biden to reverse employee policy on past marijuana use The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's next act: Massive infrastructure plan with tax hikes Blinken to appear before Foreign Affairs Committee MORE (D-Texas) is considering a 2020 Senate run.

“He’s considering that, but he really has not made a decision about whether he’s going to do that. I would imagine he would make a decision at some point soon,” Julián Castro, who was the Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama, told The Associated Press during a campaign stop in Nevada.


No clear Democratic front-runner has emerged to challenge Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues GOP acknowledges struggle to bring down Biden Intelligence leaders push for mandatory breach notification law MORE (R-Texas) in 2020.

Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor O'Rourke slams Cruz for video of border visit MORE (D-Texas), who came within 3 percentage points of defeating Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzRepublicans who backed Trump impeachment see fundraising boost US has seen 45 mass shootings in the past month The Hill's 12:30 Report: Nearly half of U.S. adults partially or fully vaccinated MORE (R-Texas) in 2018, will reportedly not challenge Cornyn, and instead likely run for president.

O'Rourke said he had met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) about a potential second Senate run.

Joaquin Castro, who is serving as the campaign chairman for his brother, is the chairman of the House Hispanic Caucus and sponsored a measure passed Tuesday to block President TrumpDonald TrumpDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics MORE's emergency declaration over the border wall.

Cornyn has comfortably won reelection every year since being elected in 2003, but many Democrats believe shifting demographics could mean he is vulnerable this time around.

“I think he’d beat him. My brother would win,” Julián Castro said.

“There are a lot of Texans that clearly have problems with the way that he has represented the state. Most recently, refusing to stand up to Trump even though a lot of land is going to get taken, a lot of Texas landowners’ property is going to get taken if there’s a wall.”