He says he’s still thinking about it, but I’m guessing it’s a “yes unless something unexpected happens” situation.
In an interview this week, former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro gave the strongest indication yet that he’s interested in running for president in 2020.
Castro, a Democrat who led the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, told NBC News that he has “every interest in running.” His speech next week at an awards dinner in New Hampshire will help him take the temperature of voters in the early primary state.
“Part of the process of figuring out whether I’m going to run is going to listen to folks and feel the temperature” of voters, he said.
Castro told the San Antonio Express-News last week that he’d make a decision on whether to run by “the end of 2018.”
It’s way too early to think about who I’d like to support in 2020, but I’m all in favor of Castro running. The best thing he can do now to build a base and engender good will among the faithful is make that Congressional PAC of his as successful as he can. Be sure some of that action is here in Texas, too. We’ll await the go/no go decision, but we’ll be watching until then. The Current has more.