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Joe Biden says he’d consider Beto O’Rourke, Julian Castro as possible running mates

(Editor's note: You can see Biden's remarks on O'Rourke and Castro beginning at the 10:15 mark of the interview in the video player above.)

DALLAS, Texas -- Former Vice President Joe Biden says he would consider former El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke to be his running mate, or for a spot in his cabinet, if he gets the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden made his comments in an interview with Dallas' NBC television station and the Dallas Morning News. He was in Dallas this week to speak at the National Baptist Convention’s winter board meeting.

O'Rourke dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination on Nov. 1 after failing to gain traction in the crowded field.

In the interview, Biden also said would consider former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro for vice president or a cabinet spot. Castro had served in President Obama's cabinet as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Castro ended his bid for the Democratic nomination earlier this month.

Neither O’Rourke nor Castro have responded to Biden's comments, although Biden said in the interview that he had spoken to both men.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Wow, talking about throwing in the flag that senile old man is showing the country why he should’nt be elected to hold the esteemed office of dog catcher let alone the President of the United States, he should be committed to an institution with rubber walls

  2. Joe shouldn’t bet this helping his campaign. Why would he chose a loser to help him win. Here’s a tip Joe, pick a winner to run with. Maybe call yourself “Jose” when you’re out there, Jose and Beto!

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