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Interview with Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro

Texas will elect at least six new members of Congress this year, as there are four new seats and two members have retired. Contested primaries may produce other new members, but for sure there will be six new faces. We don’t know who most of them will be yet, but one name we can pencil in now is that of State Rep. Joaquin Castro, who is running to succeed Rep. Charlie Gonzalez in CD20. Castro, who has no primary opponent and is a heavy favorite in the general election, is a five-term State Rep from San Antonio (HD125) who was the Vice Chair of the Higher Education committee this past term; he also served on the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency committees. Thanks to his favorable campaign conditions and his early fundraising success borne of a pre-interim map challenge to Rep. Lloyd Doggett in CD35, Castro has been tapped by the DCCC to help win back the House for the Dems this fall. We had a lot to talk about:

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