29 Aug '12, 4pm

Meet Julian and Joaquin Castro, rising Democratic stars with a strong green streak

Meet Julian and Joaquin Castro, rising Democratic stars with a strong green streak

The other Castro brothers: Julián (left) and Joaquín. (Photo by Harry Cabluck/AP.) Julián Castro is about to be catapulted into the national spotlight. Next week, the 37-year-old mayor of San Antonio, Texas, will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention — a primo speaking gig that catapulted another promising young politician into the national spotlight eight years ago. Julián will likely be introduced on stage by his identical twin brother, Joaquín, who’s no slouch himself. Joaquín is expected to win a seat in Congress in November. Both brothers went to Stanford and Harvard Law School. Both are frequently cited as rising political stars — though they look barely old enough to be student-body president. And both are outspoken advocates for clean energy in a deeply red state. Lest you get the brothers Castro confused, I’ll introduce them one at a time ...

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