Julián Castro endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Monday.

Castro is now the best known former Democratic candidate to throw his support to one of the candidates still in the running.

Castro dropped out of the race last week after he failed to raise enough money or rise high enough in polls to be a contender.

Castro, who was the only Latino in the field, focused much of his attention on immigration and criminal justice issues.

He had spoken highly of Warren during his campaign. “Elizabeth and I share a vision of America where everyone counts,” Castro tweeted Monday. “An America where people − not the wealthy or well-connected − are put first. I’m proud to join her in the fight for big, structural change.”

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