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HUD’s Castro Found to Violate Law Against Campaign Activity

  • Administration official discussed Clinton, Trump in interview
  • Castro said to be on Clinton’s list of potential running mates
Julian Castro, secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

Julian Castro, secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, said to be a contender for Hillary Clinton’s running mate, was found by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to have violated a law prohibiting federal employees from engaging in political activity while working in their official capacity.

Castro committed the violation of what’s known as the Hatch Act during a Yahoo News interview with Katie Couric, during which he praised Clinton’s experience and said he believed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was unfit for office, the OSC said on Monday.