Castro and Castro
Castro and Castro

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles) – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said she would seriously consider making Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro her running mate if she wins her party’s nomination.

Clinton and the other Democrats in the November 2016 race for the White House have pushed hard for support among Hispanics, a fast-growing and critical voting bloc that has moved toward Democrats in recent elections as Republicans have stymied comprehensive immigration reform in Congress and disparaged Mexican immigrants on the campaign trail.

“I am going to look really hard at him for anything, because that’s how good he is,” Clinton said at a U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting in San Antonio, Texas, when asked if Castro might be her vice presidential pick.

Clinton said she was “thrilled” to win the backing of Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio. Castro’s twin brother Joaquin, a U.S. congressman, already endorsed Clinton and campaigned with her in Nevada.

Which begs the question, how will voters know which one of the twins is running for vice president?

GOP campaign strategists have accused Clinton of trying to circumvent campaign rules by choosing a candidate who has an identical twin.   They suspect that either of the brothers will be campaigning as the VP candidate, creating a possible scenario where one would be appearing in California and the other in New Hampshire at exactly the same time! “That puts the GOP at a campaign disadvantage,” they said.

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