julian castro


Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Poll shows Texas Dem Castro leading Cruz

*Why you should read this: Because the race for the Texas senate seat is going to be hard-fought. Because the poll is out and the frontrunner hasn’t announced his candidacy yet. VL By Rebecca Svaransky, The Hill (1.5 minute read)  Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) edges out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a potential 2018 Senate

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

From potential vice president to the political wilderness, what’s next for Julián Castro?

*What’s next for the Secretary of Housing? No real plan is a world of opportunity. VL By Jamie Lovegrove, Dallas News (65.5 minute read) WASHINGTON — Just a few short months ago, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Julian Castro warns of ‘severe consequences’ of Trump’s win for his community

*It’s next to impossible to see the man who spat such divisive vitriol from the stump now cast himself as a unifier. VL By Cameron Joseph, New York Daily News (2.5 minute read)  As the funereal Clinton...

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Rep. Joaquin Castro, who’s mulling Ted Cruz’s senate post, says seat is ‘winnable’

*I’m hearing a steady drum beat. This is getting interesting. VL By Serafin Gómes, Fox News Latino PHILADELPHIA –  Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro hinted he may jump into the Senate race against former presidential candidate Sen. Ted...

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Once again, Hispanics were considered for VP. Once again, they’re expecting to be passed over.

*I was thinking this very same thing. Once again . . .  There was a lot of hope for possible Latino VP picks, but it was mostly inside the Latino community. Cynical me says that was the...

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

White House Won’t Punish Julián Castro

*And this happened. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro looks to be off the hook with the White House after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that Castro...

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Julian Castro Found To Have Violated Hatch Act In Katie Couric Interview

*You have to be careful when it’s political hunting season and there’s an opposition target on your back. Although, the OSC is non-partisan. VL By Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed A report prepared by the U.S. Office of Special...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Julian Castro on VP role: ‘That’s not going to happen’

*From what I’ve been able to gather the Castro-as-VP-Candidate talk was just that, talk. There’s also talk of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and California Congressman Xavier Becerra as  potential Veep picks. On the GOP side, Sen. Marco...

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Julián Castro pushes back against liberal critics

*Castro on criticism of his handling of HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program: “Just shouting ‘Wall Street,’ sloganeering in a way, does not go to the merits of the program and how it’s working and how we can actually...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Is email a cause to question the attack on Julián Castro?

Victor Landa, NewsTaco I get that there are some people who don’t like the way Julián Castro is running specific parts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I understand that they think he could do better or do...

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Progressive’s attack on Julián Castro is really about big-tent muck

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Before it became a headline Joe Velazquez’s resignation letter from the Board of Directors of the American Family Voices organization circulated widely among Latino activist, organizer, and pol networks. I...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Clinton names rising Dem standout Julian Castro as prospective VP pick

*This is the rumor that doesn’t die, fueled now by Clinton herself. So does that mean it’s no longer a rumor? Hillary is quoted as saying  she would “seriously consider” Castro as her running mate. No list...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Winner of Last Night’s Iowa Caucus was Julián Castro

*Really? You think so? I understand the premise, but doesn’t imagining a Castro VP slot reduce him to a piece on a political chess board? The narrative becomes an “if-then” proposition and we go back to the...

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