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Julian Castro in Sarasota this week to fire up Democrats

Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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February

One of Hillary Clinton's top allies on the presidential campaign circuit, Julian Castro, is coming to Sarasota to fire up Democrats.

Castro, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Sarasota Democrat's annual Kennedy-King fundraising dinner. U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the House, is also expected to be part of the event.

Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, stumped for Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire in Februrary just before those states voted in the presidential primary election. His appearance in Sarasota will come just a day before early voting starts in Florida, and just over two weeks before Florida's primary election day. 

Castro, 41, has often been declared a rising star of the Democratic Party, having landed a keynote speaking spot during the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

[Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2016 11:29am]

    

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