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Castro not swayed by RNC's comments on his 2020 run

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Julián Castro isn't letting Republicans' harsh words about his decision to run for president get him down. Shortly after Castro announced his candidacy on Saturday, the RNC released a statement criticizing his decision: “Julian Castro has made history by becoming one of the biggest lightweights to ever run for president. He was a weak mayor who couldn't even handle being HUD secretary. This is obviously just another desperate attempt to become someone else's running mate.” Castro, who spent five years as mayor of San Antonio and served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, argued that the committee is likely going to use that kind of language for every Democrat who decides to throw his or her hat in the ring. “I wouldn't put too much stock in that,” Castro said Sunday morning on CBS' “Face the Nation.” “I would just say to the American people directly: I've had executive experience. I've led one of the largest, most diverse cities in the country. I've led a...

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