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Earth to Hillary: Julian Castro’s Cleared for Takeoff

The Castro brothers, ready for a close-up? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

No need to wait for former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make up her mind about whether she wants into the Oval Office come 2017.  

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President CEO Javier Palomarez seems to believe there’s a perfectly viable alternative primed and ready to launch.  

Granted, Palomarez didn’t specifically say that Julián Castro, newly minted Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and twin brother of Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, needs to run for president in 2016.  

But given that the telegenic former mayor of San Antonio is already here in Washington and his star continues to rise within the Democratic Party, perhaps the dream of seeing a Latino lead the nation may become a reality in the near term.  

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