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Texas Twins Campaign, But They Aren't Sure For What

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UNITED STATES - AUGUST 30: Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, right, and his brother Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, attend an event at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio to kick of the Festival People en Espanol that celebrates hispanic entertainment. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) | Tom Williams via Getty Images

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio faced off in a televised debate on Tuesday against a Republican candidate for Texas lieutenant governor, even though Mr. Castro, officially anyway, is not running for anything at all.

“Sometimes I get impatient,” Mr. Castro said on a recent afternoon here. “And I figure I have nothing else going on, so I might as well.”

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