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Castro Endorses Castro For VP In 2016

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Courtney Collins
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KERA News
Julián Castro (left), joins KERA's first "Friday Conversation" at the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank with KERA's Rick Holter."

Julián Castro, the San Antonio mayor who surged onto the national stage at last year's Democratic Convention, tells KERA he'll stay in his current job for four more years. But if Hillary Clinton comes calling, he's got a suggested running mate: his identical twin brother, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro. 

Julián Castro sat down today with Rick Holter, KERA’s vice president of news. Castro is the first guest in the new KERA series “The Friday Conversation,”  to air Fridays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on KERA 90.1 FM.

Holter asked Castro about the 2016 presidential race. If Hillary Clinton runs and says “I want Julián Castro to be my running mate,” would he consider it?

“I don’t believe that that’s ever going to happen," the mayor said. "I’m going to be doing my job in San Antonio.”

But …

“If she called on my brother, I’d be wholeheartedly supportive of that."

Holter asked: “I wonder how he would answer that question?”

“I hope he says yes,” Castro responded.

They explore other Texas topics even hotter than politics.

While the Castro brothers are on the same political team, their loyalties don’t match up on the football field.

Julián Castro is a big Philadelphia Eagles fan. That’s because Joaquin roots for the Dallas Cowboys.

You can hear the full "Friday Conversation" with Julián Castro tomorrow during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.