Julian for President?

Julian Castro

Julian Castro

Julian Castro for President in 2020?

Politico reports the former Mayor and Housing Secretary has formed a Political Action Committee with a possible eye toward funding Democratic candidates nationwide, and possibly making a run for the White House in three years.

The PAC is called 'Opportunity First,' which was a common catch phrase of Castro's during his years as Mayor.

Castro, 42, has been considered a 'rising star in the Democratic Party' since he delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention which renominated Barack Obama for a second term.  In 2014, Obama plucked Castro out of San Antonio City Hall and named him his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

In 2016, Castro was an active campaigner for Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign, and was among those considered to be Clinton's running mate.

Since leaving the Cabinet early this year, Castro has been active behind the scenes, helping with fundraising and campaigning for several key Democrats nationwide, work that could prove beneficial if he does make a run for the White House.

It is likely to be a crowded Democratic field in 2020, depending on the fate of President Trump.Castro declined to comment.

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