AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas is acknowledging that he will “seriously consider” running for U.S. Senate in 2020 against Republican John Cornyn.
His campaign on Friday confirmed Castro’s interest a day after his twin brother, Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, told The Associated Press his sibling is mulling a challenge against Cornyn.READ MORE: North Texas Businessman Ken Dunn One Of 4 Killed In Jet Crash
Joaquin Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and housing chief during the President Barack Obama administration, didn’t give a timeline for a decision. He’s chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and sponsored the House measure passed this week that would block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Castro called Trump’s move “constitutional vandalism.”READ MORE: 'We Simply Have To Do More': Louisiana Governor Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Due To COVID-19 Surge
No clear rival has yet emerged to challenge Cornyn in Texas. Democrat Beto O’Rourke narrowly lost his Senate race in Texas last year but says he will announce a decision soon on whether to run for president in 2020.MORE NEWS: Willie Nelson Set To Perform At Billy Bob's Texas For 58th Time In November
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