Palomarez said that while his organization is nonpartisan, it understands the intersection of business and politics, and he suggested Clinton is not the only Democratic candidate who would consider Castro. I will look at him for everything. Castros name has long been mentioned publicly for the role by his allies. As we get closer to the next administration were going to offer lists of highly qualified latinos and Secretary Castro is a certainly a strong candidate, he said.
The president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Javier Palomarez, will endorse Castro for vice president on the Democratic ticket at an event Saturday in San Antonio. More efforts are on the way.
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Javier Palomarez, who leads an organization that represents 4.1 million Latino small businesses, will say that Castro has the track record, temperament, and experience informed by his background to be named the vice presidential nominee.
“I’m a native Texan and he did an amazing job as mayor of San Antonio, he really put it on the map,” Palomarez told BuzzFeed News, “while simultaneously working across the aisle and demonstrating finesse working with the public and private sector.”
Detractors, and even other Democrats, believe Castro’s experience — he was mayor of the country’s seventh largest city for three terms, but did not hold higher office before joining Obama’s cabinet — will be a factor in whether Clinton would name him vice president if she became the nominee, but she fanned the flames when asked directly about it in an interview with Palomarez the day of the San Antonio event in October. Read more…