Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard announce 2020 presidential bids

Two more Democratic politicians have joined the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro officially kicked off his 2020 campaign with a speech in San Antonio Saturday, where he served as mayor from 2009 until 2014 when he joined the Obama administration. Castro had announced that he had formed an exploratory committee back in December.

During his speech, Castro made multiple references to his immigrant roots, his mother’s political activism and his twin brother’s career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Castro’s grandmother had immigrated to the U.S.

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