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Texas 2020 Elections

Analysis: Julián Castro’s unsuccessful bid for president wasn’t really an ending

It's possible for a political candidate to win by losing — to rise in prominence as a result of a losing campaign for office. Beto O'Rourke tried and failed to do that. But keep an eye on Julián Castro, whose profile rose as his presidential bid fell apart.

Presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro speaks to supporters at a rally in Austin on June 28, 2019. Fellow Texan and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, also a candidate for president, held a rally an hour earlier and less than a mile away.

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Politics State government 2020 elections Beto O'Rourke Julián Castro