Former HUD secretary Julián Castro ended his presidential campaign a few days ago, but has shown no attempts to remain out of the limelight.

Castro announced this morning he endorses Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. He plans on campaigning for Warren starting this week in Brooklyn, NY.

Castro gained 15 minutes of fame at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and serving as HUD secretary under President Barack Obama.

It looks like the fame did not stick because Castro’s campaign never really took off. He rarely cracked 2% in any of the polls.

Some of the flames remained as he received praise from the progressive and far-left side of the Democratic Party. His socialist ideas and views jive with the likes of Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Warren praised Castro’s immigration plan last May and June, which includes decriminalizing border crossings:

“Oh, I think Julián Castro. His idea around immigration and about changing how we treat people who come here and who are not documented,” she said. “I think he’s got some really good ideas around this. I am very interested in his work. I admire it.”

She also name-dropped Castro a month later when she joined his call to decriminalize illegal border crossings.

“I agree with Secretary Castro,” Warren told HuffPost then. “We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home or trying to build a better future. We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is in line with our values, creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants including our DREAMers, and protects our borders.”

Castro’s motivation could be the vice president nod or a position in Warren’s administration if she should win the general election.

Many people thought failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would pick Castro as her running mate. She chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine instead.

 

 
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