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Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Monday a few days after he dropped out of the race. However, former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign told The Texas Tribune that he picked up 11 new endorsements from Texas. Nine of those people once supported Castro. Biden's campaign also said that he now has more support from those who backed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

A new book written by two New York Times reporters, excerpted in an article at the NYTimes, about the nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh purports to raise new evidence about Kavanaugh's supposed sexual misconduct while at Yale. The new accusations do not hold up to scrutiny and are self-contradictory, but that has not stopped Democrat presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, and Robert "Beto" O'Rourke from calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment.

Julian Castro is running for president in the Democrat primary, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the current news cycle. After a strong debate performance (by Democrat metrics), Castro raised $2.8 million in the second quarter, most of it filtering in after the debate.

Oh, boy. How far left will the left go? I ask this because former President Barack Obama's HUD Secretary Julian Castro will visit New Hampshire to speak to the state's Young Democrats Granite Slate Awards dinner this month. Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton even considered him as her running mate. But is it wise for the left to prop up Castro? I'd say he's too far left for the Democrats, but Donald Trump is president so anything can happen.

Remember Julián Castro? I can forgive you if you don't and didn't. Castro was the former Mayor of San Antonio who was groomed to be the next rising star in the Democratic orbit. His stint as mayor, however, was not much of a base upon which to launch a national trajectory. As I noted in May 2014, Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio had less responsibility than Mayor Sarah Palin of Wasilla:

Julian Castro is unqualified for national office, despite extensive grooming by Democrats. He is the former Mayor of San Antonio, but as I noted in May 2014, Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio had less responsibility than Mayor Sarah Palin of Wasilla:
Sarah Palin, who also was Governor of Alaska at the time of her nomination for Veep, was excoriated by the mainstream media for her stint as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, with the argument being that her job only involved overseeing a few departments.  It was less than worthless experience, the meme went. So Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, is being groomed for a potential Veep slot in 2016 through a cabinet appointment, as discussed yesterday, Mayor of San Antonio one heartbeat away from the presidency?
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