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Texas Democrat switches endorsement to Biden from Julian Castro


Added 09-15-19 11:18:02am EST - “?WASHINGTON ?" Former HUD head and 2020 candidate Julian Castro lost a key Congressional endorsement Sunday to former Vice President Joe Biden. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat from Castro's ?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Texas Democrat switches endorsement to Biden from Julian Castro”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

​WASHINGTON – Former HUD head and 2020 candidate Julian Castro lost a key Congressional endorsement Sunday to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat from Castro’s home state of Texas, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the Democrats large field of 20 candidates needed to be culled.

“I think at this point in time we need to narrow the field and unite as Democrats to defeat Trump in November 2020. And that’s why I believe I’m moving my support to Vice President Joe Biden,” Gonzalez told CNN’s Jake Tapper​.

In a subsequent statement, Gonzalez said Biden “demonstrated statesmanship and leadership” during Thursday night’s debate in Houston, Texas.

“Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” the 44-year-old Castro said to the 76-year-old Biden at one point, producing audible gasps in the audience.

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