Updated 09:43 PM EDT, Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Julian Castro Supported by Hispanic Group for VP Bid in the US

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 U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro just got endorsed by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Latino business group says that they have come to know Castro well, and they believe in his advocacy and are confident in endorsing him for the VP bid.

Politico reported that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced their endorsement of Julian Castro on Saturday. Castro is a Democrat who has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The pair appeared in a "Latinos for Hillary" event in San Antonio, Texas last October.

Javier Palomarez, CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said in an interview with the publication that they were proud to announce their bid for Castro. He added that the Latino business group has come to know Castro and have seen his projects. Because of this, they believe that Castro is deserving of their endorsement. Palomarez also added that it wouldn't matter to them if Castro was a Republican. Prior to his current term in office as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Castro served three terms as mayor of San Antonio,Texas. 

Despite their support for the Mexican-American candidate, the Latino business group said that it doesn't mean that they have declared support for Clinton as well.

Latina Magazine reports that while Palomarez said that this does not necessarily mean that he is not a fan of Hillary, he added that the business group was not prepared to give their presidential bid as he has heard that several presidential hopefuls are vying for Castro to be their running mate.

Earlier in October, Hillary Clinton heavily hinted about the business group on her bid to announce Castro as her running mate for the 2016 elections. The Chamber of Commerce noted that Clinton could see how good Castro is, which is why she said that she would "look hard" at him as her possible vice president.

Palomarez added that for now, at least, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wants to focus its sights on Castro and help him with his efforts.

He also added that he would feel "very sorry" for the Republican who would come up to him and complain of his siding with the Democratic bid. He added that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has a long history of working with "both sides."

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