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Castro to Decide on Bid in 8 Weeks

O'Rourke is another potential Democratic candidate.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:15 a.m.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-20) “said Saturday that he will decide in eight weeks whether to run in 2018 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Ted Cruz (R).”

Another Democrat, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-16), recently indicated “he was likely to run for Cruz’s seat."

O'Rourke: "If no one else is going to do it, I sure as hell am going to do it because, 2018, two years of Trump, six years of Cruz … if we don’t do this now, when the hell are we going to do it?”

Castro said of O’Rourke: “Beto and I are good friends in the Congress, and he’s a sharp, very passionate congressman, who does a great job for the people he represents.” (Austin American-Statesman)

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