SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Senator Elizabeth Warren is bringing her Democratic presidential campaign to San Antonio this week.
Former San Antonio Mayor and ex-HUD secretary Julian Castro will accompany the senator from Massachusetts at a town hall in San Antonio Thursday evening. Castro has been traveling across the country campaigning for Warren since he dropped his bid for the democratic nomination for president.
Castro calls Warren “a champion for working families who has been holding billionaires accountable for years, and Trump is next.” He said he’s “thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to San Antonio.”
His twin brother, Congressman Joaquin Castro, also is backing Warren. He says she’s “the only candidate who can unite the Democratic Party and our country, two things essential to defeating Donald Trump and restoring America’s leadership role at home and abroad.”
Warren’s campaign lists San Antonio city council members Roberto Trevino, Shirley Gonzales and Manny Pelaez among Texans who have endorsed her.
Warren’s town hall is scheduled to begin at 6:30 Thursday evening at the Lone Star Pavilion at Sunset Station on East Commerce near the Alamodome. The doors open at 4:30.
Her San Antonio visit comes on the heels of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ rally Saturday night at Cowboys Dance Hall, the same night Sanders won the Nevada Caucus.
Warren is no stranger to the Lone Star State. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston and she taught at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin.
San Antonio is the headquarters for her Texas presidential campaign.