Joaquin Castro Explains How to Tell Him Apart From Twin Brother

The Castro in Congress talked Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis.

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, right, and his brother Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro greet the crowd at the Texas Democratic Convention Friday, June 8, 2012, in Houston.
"I do have a twin brother, Julian, the mayor of San Antonio, and it should be noted the way you tell us apart is my brother is a little uglier than I am," Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, left, said Wednesday.

The Castro brothers made their political splash last summer, with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro giving the keynote at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and his twin brother Joaquin being elected to Congress shortly thereafter.

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Now that he's in Washington, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, explained how to tell the difference between the identical twins. "I do have a twin brother, Julian, the mayor of San Antonio, and it should be noted the way you tell us apart is my brother is a little uglier than I am," the freshman congressman joked.

More seriously, Castro chatted during a breakfast event celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month about Hispanic politicians serving on the other side of the aisle.

"Senators [Ted] Cruz and [Marco] Rubio tell wonderful stories about how their family members came to the United States – those are beautiful stories, but then you'll often hear them talk about the reason people come to this country and suggest that the answer or reason is low taxes and low regulation," Castro said. "Well, we come from San Antonio, Texas, and I've met a lot of immigrants over the years and nobody's ever told me that they came to the United States looking for the lowest corporate tax rate," Castro zinged.

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Finally, Castro talked positively about Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis running for governor of the Lone Star State. "I do think Latinos will embrace Wendy," he said, adding that the current Texas GOP makes things easier. "Imagine a state full of people like Ted Cruz, elected officials like Ted Cruz, that is essentially where the Republican party is in Texas today."

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