Julian Castro makes 3rd visit to New Hampshire - Brownsville Herald: Texas

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Julian Castro makes 3rd visit to New Hampshire

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:42 pm | Updated: 10:02 pm, Wed Oct 24, 2018.

NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro returned to New Hampshire on Wednesday to campaign for several Democratic candidates but said he's in no rush to announce a run for the party's presidential nomination.

Castro, who has suggested in the past week that he's likely to make a bid for president, said after his arrival in the state that he would "announce after the first of the year if I decide to run. I don't feel rushed to actually announce."

The visit to New Hampshire is the third this year for Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who headed HUD under President Barack Obama.

New Hampshire traditionally holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

Castro explained that November's midterm elections may factor into his final decision.

"These midterm elections set a tone and that they do send a message from the American people," Castro said. "I want to see what message the American people are sending."

Castro arrived in New Hampshire as a wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail that targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and others dominated media headlines. While the attacks were thwarted, the incidents heightened an already tense political climate with less than two weeks to go until the November elections.

"It's just another reminder that we're on the wrong path in this county," Castro said as a spoke to a group of Democratic candidates and activists at a house party in Nashua organized by the New Hampshire Young Democrats.

The 44-year old Castro, who would be a prominent Latino candidate in a Democratic field that could exceed 20 contenders, headlined a New Hampshire Democratic Party Latino Caucus community conversation and ended his day in the Granite State by keynoting the Salem Democrats fall gala.

© 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Follow us on Facebook

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>