By Bill O’Neil
Congressman Joaquin Castro is saying it again: He has no plans to run for Governor of Texas–even after the State’s Democratic Party Chairman insisted he was still considering it last week.
Castro called party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa a “great friend”–but said his plan is to run for re-election to his Congressional seat.
The Congressman also laughed when he was asked to definitively rule out a run for Governor.
Texas Democrats have not won a Statewide office in the State since 1994–and to this point don’t have a viable candidate to challenge incumbent Republican Greg Abbott.
When asked if he believes he’s the Party’s only option in he Governor’s Race, Castro said “absolutely not”–but offered no alternatives.