Sunday, April 21, 2024

Clinton Nabs Huge Latino Endorsement in Julian Castro


Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, fresh off her decisive victory in this week’s democratic debate in Las Vegas, made a big campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday to receive the crucial endorsement of one of the nation’s most prominent and future leaders in the party, Housing and Urban Development Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro.

“Having watched and respected for years now Secretary Clinton, I know that she appeals to Americans of all backgrounds and colors, different perspectives and walks of life” boomed Castro, who is often mentioned as a possible vice presidential running mate for Clinton should she win the nomination, to the rallying crowd of Clinton supporters.

In what was the first campaign event of the “Latinos for Hillary” project by her campaign in the state of Texas, Clinton picked up this key endorsement from Castro that represents the biggest political name in the Latino community she has backing her candidacy thus far as she looks to solidify her support among the democratic base.

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that a majority of Latinos, 53% hold a favorable view of the former secretary of state. Some may recall that in the 2008 democratic primary fight between then senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Clinton won the state of Texas and carried the Latino vote nation-wide with 63% of that demographic.

Clinton soon took the stage and declared that “I know how important it is that my policies and my priorities reflect the real needs of the American people and not some ideology that’s not connected to the lives people are leading today” presumably drawing a stark contrast to the vision of the Republican party candidates in the race.

Castro said that Clinton’s “efforts to make the right kind of investments so that aspiring communities like the Latino community are able to get a good education, to afford college and then be able to enter the middle class by working hard” earned his support.

NBC News