The democratic politician Julian Castro put up in the presidential election in 2020.
The grants he at an event Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.
- I am running up to the presidential election, because the time is right for new leadership, because the time has come for new energy, and because the time has come to ensure that the opportunities I have had, is available to all americans, says Castro.
Julian Castro is the former mayor of San Antonio and was housing minister under president Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017.
He has been referred to as one of the party's future political stars.
Julian Castro is one of several democrats who has announced his candidacy for the presidency. Photo: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/Ritzau Scanpix
It was in advance expected that Castro would sign up on the track as one of the democrats who hope to be formally nominated as the party's challenger against the republican president, Donald Trump, in november 2020.
He is only the second democratic politician, who formally announces his candidacy. The first was former congressman John Delaney, who has been in time with its election campaign in a year's time already.
Castro set up in the last month a sonderingsudvalg. It is the first step, before a presidential candidate to officially declare his decision to run for the elections.
senator Elizabeth Warren, who belongs to the party's left wing, has set up such a committee.
Four other democratic senators are taking steps in the direction of providing up, writes the news agency AP.
The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, who sits in the House of Representatives, said Friday to CNN that she will come with an official announcement within a week.
It is in advance to be expected, that the democratic primaries, where the Democrats find the candidate who must stand up against Trump in 2020, will be the most versatile ever.
The 44-year-old Julian Castro is the first candidate with a Latin background, who has volunteered in the fight to replace Trump in The White House.
His grandmother was a seven-year-old orphan, when she came to the UNITED states from Mexico. He has repeatedly used his own family's history in its criticism of the current president's border policies.
Tulsi Gabbard is the first hindu and the first amerikansksamoaner, who have been elected to Congress.
Policy - 11. jan. 2019 - at. 18:21 Trump is precipitated by their own rhetoric: - If there is a wall in front of you, so...