Why George Bush Dissed Ted Cruz, and How Julián Castro’s Handling VP Talk

This week in Texas politics: Behind closed doors, George W. Bush confesses dislike for Sen. Ted Cruz and Julián Castro responds to intense speculation about his possible VP tap from Clinton.

By Emily DonahueOctober 23, 2015 4:52 pm

At the Texas Tribune Festival last weekend, HUD Secretary Julián Castro seemed ambivalent about the intense speculation that he may be Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president. And at a private fundraiser in Colorado, George W. Bush had this to say about a fellow Texan: “I just don’t like the guy.”

We talked to the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek about the week in Texas politics. Listen to the Q&A in the audio player above.


What you’ll hear in this segment:

-Why Bush thinks Sen. Ted Cruz has “hijacked” the Texas Republican party and this election

-What’s up with Castro’s lukewarm response to speculation that he’s the number-one VP pick for Hillary Clinton

-What Castro’s response might mean is happening behind the scenes.