San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro could be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development..
Castro’s departure from San Antonio for the nation’s capital, where he would join his twin, Rep. Joaquin Castro, would come five years after he first was elected mayor, and one year before he could run for re-election to a final two-year term at City Hall.
Obama gauged Castro’s interest in serving as transportation secretary last year, but the mayor declined.
Publicly, Castro has said he plans to serve as mayor here as long as the voters would have him. In private conversations, though, he’s said an offer from the president to serve as education secretary would have proven tougher to turn down.
Also tough to turn down is a chance to run as nominee for vice president alongside Hillary Clinton.
For months, Castro has dismissed speculation that Clinton could pick him as a running mate if she becomes the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.