SAN ANTONIO – One is a presidential candidate and the other is a local congressman, but both Castro brothers are celebrating their 45th birthday on Monday night.

  • Twins born one minute apart
  • Event was free to the public
  • Took photos with supporters, ate cake

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro and his twin brother Joaquin hosted a birthday party turned campaign event at the Tobin Center. The event was free and open to the public.

There was a big cake featuring an American flag topped with the number 45, yet the event felt like a typical campaign stop.



Julián Castro did cater specifically to the San Antonio crowd by noting why he’s mentioned his Alamo City roots during the Democratic debates.

"I know two out of the three times, at least, I've mentioned being from the West Side of San Antonio, because it speaks to the values we have and the struggles that we've overcome,” said Julián Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama administration.

After their speeches, both Castro brothers spent about an hour taking photos with supporters.

Joaquin Castro, the congressman representing Texas District 20, for is also up for reelection in 2020.