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Texas Democrat Reportedly Gearing Up for White House Bid

A Texas Democrat looks to be gearing up for a 2020 White House bid, according to reports.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is reportedly considering mounting a bid for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination to take on presumptive Republican nominee President Donald Trump in 2020. The Obama Administration official told NBC News earlier this week that he has "every interest in running." Castro is also reportedly planning a speaking engagement in New Hampshire later this week.

Castro is the brother of San Antonio congressman Joaquin Castro and is the former mayor of the city. The former mayor was at one time reportedly considering a bid to run against Senator Ted Cruz in 2018, but ultimately passed on the race.

Castro told the San Antonio Express-News that he plans to make his decision about a possible bid for president by "the end of 2018."

If Castro joined the race, he would join John K. Delaney, a Maryland congressman, as the second major candidate in the race. The first primary contest of 2020 will be held in Iowa in January of 2020.

Photo by the Daily Beast

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