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Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:10:23 PM »
Here comes LaRaza (now known as UnidosUS) ... unless Trump and the GOP get their act together, there is a real possibility that we will have someone like Castro as our next president. He at one point was going to run against Cruz, but obviously he has his eye on a bigger prize.

Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run

Julián Castro's new PAC will back candidates for office as he makes a decision about whether to run for the presidency.

Former Obama Cabinet secretary Julián Castro has formed a new PAC as he steps up his political activity and considers a possible run for president in 2020.

The new group is called “Opportunity First,” a favorite catchphrase of Castro’s since his days as mayor of San Antonio, though it is also similar to President Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan. The group will support candidates for federal, state and local office and could finance other political activities for Castro, who has already lent a hand to several congressional and gubernatorial candidates around the country since the end of the Obama administration.

Documents filed this week for Opportunity First list Castro as its president. Castro declined to comment.

Castro, long considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, has discussed his political intentions carefully, telling reporters that he will not run for office in 2018 but is not ruling out running for president. Castro expanded a little more in a June interview on the Austin PBS show “Overheard with Evan Smith,” telling the Texas Tribune’s Smith that he will “look and see how things develop over the next year or so and then make a decision as to whether that’s something I want to do.”...


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/10/julian-castro-pac-2020-ambitions-241485
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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 02:52:42 PM »
Here comes LaRaza (now known as UnidosUS) ... unless Trump and the GOP get their act together, there is a real possibility that we will have someone like Castro as our next president. He at one point was going to run against Cruz, but obviously he has his eye on a bigger prize.

Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run

Julián Castro's new PAC will back candidates for office as he makes a decision about whether to run for the presidency.

Former Obama Cabinet secretary Julián Castro has formed a new PAC as he steps up his political activity and considers a possible run for president in 2020.

The new group is called “Opportunity First,” a favorite catchphrase of Castro’s since his days as mayor of San Antonio, though it is also similar to President Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan. The group will support candidates for federal, state and local office and could finance other political activities for Castro, who has already lent a hand to several congressional and gubernatorial candidates around the country since the end of the Obama administration.

Documents filed this week for Opportunity First list Castro as its president. Castro declined to comment.

Castro, long considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, has discussed his political intentions carefully, telling reporters that he will not run for office in 2018 but is not ruling out running for president. Castro expanded a little more in a June interview on the Austin PBS show “Overheard with Evan Smith,” telling the Texas Tribune’s Smith that he will “look and see how things develop over the next year or so and then make a decision as to whether that’s something I want to do.”...


http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/10/julian-castro-pac-2020-ambitions-241485
I guessing he did not run against Cruz because he would have had his ass handed to him and that would not have looked too good for his bigger prize.

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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 03:09:05 PM »
I guessing he did not run against Cruz because he would have had his ass handed to him and that would not have looked too good for his bigger prize.
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I'm not so sure that was his reasoning rather than the timing not being right; accumulating money rather then spending it on a Senate run although I have no doubt the Clinton machine will be behind him as Hillary was considering him for VP. He has some name recognition behind him as he was the mayor of San Antonio, TX, Bammy's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and his mother was a Chicana political activist who helped establish the Chicano political party La Raza Unida.
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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 04:28:53 PM »
Democrats need a coherent message that resonates before they begin thinking about 2020.


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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 04:30:50 PM »
Democrats need a coherent message that resonates before they begin thinking about 2020.
Yeah, Marxist Hate just doesn't seem to resonate with a Conservative Nation.
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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 06:19:51 PM »
Yeah, Marxist Hate just doesn't seem to resonate with a Conservative Nation.

They literally hate everyone who does not live on the coasts and a few cities in the middle of the country.


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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 06:22:40 PM »
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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 09:12:33 PM »
How will the democrats make in-roads into middle America when pro life and pro gun democrats are not welcome in the party?


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Re: Castro launches political group ahead of possible 2020 run
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 08:45:37 AM »
I guessing he did not run against Cruz because he would have had his ass handed to him and that would not have looked too good for his bigger prize.


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