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Castro Brothers Featured in CNN Documentary

A CNN spokesman confirms that the cable network is producing a documentary featuring rising Hispanic political stars Joaquin Castro, the Democrat state representative and congressional candidate from San Antonio, and his twin brother, Julián, the city's mayor.

Joaquin (left) and Julian (right) Castro.

Rick Perry isn’t the only Texas politician capturing the attention of the national media. CNN has its eye on San Antonio’s Castro brothers: Joaquin, a state representative, and his twin, Julián, the city’s mayor.

A CNN spokesman confirms that the cable network is producing a documentary featuring the rising Hispanic political stars. Focusing on elections and questions of what gets people — particularly of certain demographic groups — to vote, the special is being put together by CNN's “In America” unit, including host Soledad O’Brien. 

Julián was recently elected to a second term as mayor, so if CNN’s intending to follow the action, the program will likely have a strong focus on Joaquin’s current bid for U.S. Congress. Pitted against against longtime U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, in newly drawn Congressional District 35, it promises to be a hotly contested affair. A spokesman for Doggett said the campaign had not heard about the documentary. The Castro campaign referred questions to CNN.

By the time the show airs, the victor of the Castro-Doggett race will already be known. It is scheduled for early 2012, but not until after the primaries.

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