Mr Castro would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 race, which is expected to include a diverse field of candidates eager to challenge President Donald Trump. Mr Castro's candidacy could also help revive Democratic enthusiasm among Latino voters, who supported Hillary Clinton but at a lower rate than Mr Obama. Mr Trump made immigration a flashpoint of that race, and it remains among the nation's most contentious issues. PROFILEMr Castro's national profile took off in 2012 when he became the first Latino to give a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Mr Castro does not yet have the national recognition of luminaries Mr Biden, Mr Sanders and Warren.
Source: Daily Nation January 12, 2019 09:00 UTC