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Julián Castro says he's "likely" to run for president in 2020

Julian Castro smiling on stage with suit and tie.
Julián Castro. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, told Rolling Stone that he's considering a 2020 presidential run.

"I’m likely to do it. I have a strong vision for the country. ... I’ll make a final decision after November, but I’m inclined to do it."

The backdrop: Democratic hopefuls for 2020 are increasingly making their intentions clear — even ahead of next month's midterm elections — in an attempt to stand out from what is set to be a massive, chaotic field of potential challengers to President Trump.