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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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