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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:32 AM

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to Deliver DNC Keynote

Source: Texas Tribune

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who was mistaken for a White House intern by Barack Obama less than three years ago, will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention that will nominate the president for a second term.

Castro will speak in prime time on Sept. 4, the first night of the convention in Charlotte, N.C. First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks the same night.



Read more: http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-elections/mayor-julian-castro-deliver-dnc-keynote/



Good choice.

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Reply San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to Deliver DNC Keynote (Original post)
alcibiades_mystery Jul 2012 OP
Firebrand Gary Jul 2012 #1
flpoljunkie Jul 2012 #2
flpoljunkie Jul 2012 #3
JNelson6563 Jul 2012 #6
hamsterjill Jul 2012 #4
flpoljunkie Jul 2012 #5
bulloney Jul 2012 #7
ZM90 Jul 2012 #8
handmade34 Jul 2012 #9
Iliyah Jul 2012 #10
Lone_Star_Dem Jul 2012 #11
Drunken Irishman Jul 2012 #12

Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:37 AM

1. This is turning out to be a well built, blockbuster convention! GO DEMS!

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:00 AM

2. He and his brother are twin sons of Rosie Castro, community activist, former leader of La Raza Unida


by: Bob Daemmrich
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro delivering a speech to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on June 23, 2011.

Castro and his brother, state Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, are the twin sons of Rosie Castro, a community activist in San Antonio and a former leader of the La Raza Unida movement.

Born on Mexican Independence Day, the brothers earned undergraduate degrees with honors from Stanford University and law degrees from Harvard University.

In 2001, Julián Castro became, at 26, the youngest City Council member in San Antonio’s history. In 2005, he ran for mayor, narrowly losing a runoff to Phil Hardberger, the former chief justice of the 4th Court of Appeals.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-elections/mayor-julian-castro-deliver-dnc-keynote/

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:06 AM

3. Must see video in this article from the Texas Tribune!

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:37 AM

6. Thanks for posting, now I know who he is!

This is going to be a great convention!

Julie

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:08 AM

4. He's my mayor!!!!

He's been very good for San Antonio overall. Congratulations, Julian!!!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:13 AM

5. The mayor is very charismatic, as well!

The video is also at the official convention website: http://www.demconvention.com

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:25 AM

7. Wanna bet that the RW talk shows, Faux Snooze & others try to make something out of his Castro name?

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Response to bulloney (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:35 AM

8. Well they did try to make something out of Obama's name and they failed miserably

So I can't see that going much better but I have no doubt they will try it anyway.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:57 AM

9. so excited!!

I will be doing volunteer work at the convention and hope to see him and others... can't wait

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:04 AM

10. Last name and to boot

his mother was a community organizer which in the RW eyes is the code name for communist.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. I am so happy about this choice!

For a lot of different reason's I feel it's a wonderful moment in history.

This is going to be one heck of a convention.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:16 PM

12. Diverse, articulate and fun - the Democratic Party.

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