Democrat Julián Castro announces 2020 presidential run

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is the latest Democrat announcing his run in the 2020 presidential race.

The 44-year-old former mayor made the big announcement on Saturday with an official speech in his hometown.

“When my grandmother got here almost 100 years ago, I’m sure she never could have imagined that just two generations later… (I’d say) these words: I am a candidate for president of the United States of America,” he said.

Castro previously served as secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration and is the first Latino candidate in the running for President 2020!

The podium Castro spoke from included his official campaign logo — his first name, with an emphasis on its accent — and supporters were greeted with mariachi music in the background.

Castro becomes the fifth Democrat to formally announce plans to enter the party’s presidential primary race in 2020. Two dozen others have signaled their intentions to do the same with Sen. Elizabeth Warren making her bid last month.

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