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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Not a Good Week for Julian Castro

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the early stages of the 2016 campaign, when many candidates were unknowns.  The update  -- recently published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.  We are now in the early stages of the 2020 race.

Rebecca Klar at The Hill:
Texas Rep. Vincente Gonzalez switched his presidential endorsement from fellow Texan Julián Castro former Vice President Joe Biden.

Gonzalez said Biden is the Democratic candidate with the best chance to beat President Trump in the general election.

"I think at this point in time we need to narrow the field and unite as Democrats to defeat Trump in November 2020, and that's why I believe I'm moving my support to Vice President Joe [Biden]," Gonzalez said Sunday in a CNN interview.
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The endorsement swap came after Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary, hit Biden for his age and memory during last week's Democratic debate.

"Are you forgetting what you said just two minutes ago?” Castro asked Biden. A review of the debate transcript appears to prove that Biden did not contradict himself when describing his health care proposal