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Texas mayor tapped to lead HUD

Obama wants current housing secretary for budget office

Posted: May 24, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.

President Barack Obama introduces San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (far left) as his choice to take Shaun Donovan’s (left) position as secretary of housing and urban development during an announcement Friday at the White House where he was joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation's next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party's most celebrated up-and-comers.

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