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‘They heard the message': Castro makes a play for the Obama coalition

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

When Julián Castro laid out his vision as a presidential candidate Saturday, the language was subtle but unmistakable. The same held true for the optics of his formal 2020 campaign launch. The former Housing and Urban Development secretary's bid is a play for the Obama coalition, the amalgamation of diverse constituencies - young, African-American, Latino, Asian - that the party sees as its future in a demographically changing America. As a Mexican American and one of the youngest candidates in the crowded Democratic field, Castro's potential appeal to the voters who elected Barack Obama to two terms is obvious, even if his path to victory is harder to envision. “felt, to me, like the one I witnessed Obama , when he launched in 2007,” said Henry Cisneros, a Castro family friend who served as San Antonio mayor and President Bill Clinton's secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “It was a group of your solid base, the people who love you, and sort of laying out...

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