While previously saying he would be concentrating on his twin brother Julian Castro’s presidential race, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) now confirms that he is considering entering the US Senate race to challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R) next year. Ex-Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-El Paso) strong finish in the 2018 Senate race against junior Senator Ted Cruz (R) gives Democrats some hope that they could unseat Sen. Cornyn.
Rep. Castro also considered running for Senate and Governor in 2016, however, but decided to seek re-election to the House, instead. Now in the majority, the decision to take a chance on a statewide race is likely made even more difficult.
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