New Video Shows Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Touring His Old High School, Sharing Embarrassing Yearbook Photo

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Amid his mad dash to raise $800,000 to stay in the 2020 presidential race, Julián Castro managed to carve out time to give the Washington Post a tour of his San Antonio alma mater.

In a video posted Tuesday, the former San Antonio mayor tours the halls of  Jefferson High School with reporter Libby Casey, explaining that he served as a substitute teacher at the campus before heading to law school. He also outs himself as one of those introverted kids who rarely spoke and lugged around a huge stack of books.



Appearing to back up that part of story, Castro shows off his embarrassing fuzzstache in a yearbook photo and lets Casey know which Breakfast Club character he was most like. (Hint: it wasn't Judd Nelson.)
 

For those following Castro's fundraising activities, the campaign posted a Twitter update earlier this afternoon announcing he was 90% of the way to his fundraising goal. Earlier this month, Castro announced that he needed to raise $800,000 by midnight tonight to remain in the race.


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