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The New HUD Secretary That May One Day Be VP

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July 11, 2014 AT 5:18 AM
The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who's considered a vice presidential contender in 2016. His ascension comes two years after he got his first broad national exposure when President Barack Obama picked him to deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He has a law degree from Harvard and is a three-term mayor of Texas' second largest city. Castro will replace Shaun Donovan as housing secretary.