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Texas Twins Campaign, but
They Aren’t Sure for What

New York Times, by Jason Horowitz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/17/2014 4:58:03 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio faced off in a televised debate on Tuesday against a Republican candidate for Texas lieutenant governor, even though Mr. Castro, officially anyway, is not running for anything at all. “Sometimes I get impatient,” Mr. Castro said on a recent afternoon here. “And I figure I have nothing else going on, so I might as well.” The mayor was joking, up to a point. Ever since he became the first Latino to give a Democratic National Convention keynote address in 2012, he and his identical twin brother, Representative Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 4/17/2014 8:50:15 AM     (No. 9814140)

Odd. The NYT did not mention that Dan Patrick took Julian to the cleaners. Julian is all for allowing illegal aliens into our society and is against any border tightening campaign.
Typical liberal...

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