Rep. Joaquín Castro elected president of freshman Democrats — 113th Congress — Would make excellent VEEP choice for 2016Friday, January 11th, 2013
Want to mobilize the largest share within the Hispanic voting bloc?
Mexican-Americans make up almost 70% of the Latin population … and if you want to energize us, consider a Texas Chicano like Joaquín Castro as Vice Presidential material in 2016! The real trick will be for the Obama administration to pass legal immigration reform in 2013.
Orale! And congratulations to Joaquín being elected as President!
The honor was bestowed upon the San Antonio lawmaker as freshmen received their committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.
Both Castro and Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, will serve on the House Armed Services Committee.
Gallego represents the sweeping congressional district that includes San Antonio and El Paso in far West Texas.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, an Austin Democrat whose district includes downtown San Antonio, will continue to serve on the Budget and tax-writing Ways and Means committees.