A former member of the cabinet of Barack Obama joined the presidential race of 2020 while the race of the Democrats who make the first steps to challenge Donald Trump accelerates.
"I am a presidential candidate because it is time for a new leadership, because it is time for new energy and it is time for a new commitment to make sure that the opportunities I have are available to every American", said Julian Castro in cheering supporters Saturday 19659003, Castro, who could end up being the only Latin in what promises to be a crowded democratic camp, officially kicked off his campaign with a rally in his hometown of San Antonio, where he is he was mayor for five years.
The 44-year-old former secretary and nephew of the housing of a Mexican immigrant became the second Democrat to officially enter the race, after former Maryland representative John Delaney.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also initiated an exploratory committee for the president and four other Democrats senators are making steady steps for the race.
Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu elected to Congress, is also planning an offer.
Castro was raised by a local Latina activist. After a brief career in jurisprudence, he was elected mayor of the country's seventh largest city to 34.
It was not long before the Democrats embraced him nationwide as a star in the making, particularly one from Texas, where a booming Hispanic population is rapidly changing the demographics of the state and improving the party's fate.
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Two years later, Obama chose him to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.