Former Clinton HUD Sec: Hillary Seriously Considering Julian Castro As VP Choice

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for former President Bill Clinton gave a clue as to who Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may want as her running mate.

In a pre-taped interview to air Sunday on Univision’s Public Affairs program “Al Punto,” Henry Cisneros says former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is at the top of Clinton’s list of running mates. Castro is currently secretary of HUD.

According to a transcript of the show, obtained by The Miami Herald, Cisneros says, “What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julián Castro.” He also says the Clinton’s campaign “… don’t have a second option.”

Cisneros then said, “He is the superior candidate considering his record, personality, demeanor and Latin heritage.”

Castro told The Hill earlier in the week during an appearance at the National Press Club, when asked about being a possible vice presidential choice, “We’ll see what happens,” adding, “There’s no grand plan.”