Hillary Clinton to Respond to USHCC Questions in San Antonio

by Suzanne Gamboa /  / Updated 
Image: CHCI's 38th Awards Gala
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: Hillary Clinton speaks at CHCI's 38th Awards Gala at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)Teresa Kroeger / Getty Images

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which has raised its profile by holding a series of Q&A forums with presidential candidates, will hold its fifth forum with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in San Antonio.

Clinton's participation in the forum, in which USHCC Javier Palomarez asks the candidate a series of questions in a sit-down interview, is part of her Latinos for Hillary drive.

The event coincides with a planned "organizing event" in the majority Latino city in South Texas on Oct. 15 where former San Antonio mayor and current Housing Secretary Julián Castro will officially endorse her. Castro has long been considered a likely runningmate to Clinton should she win the nomination. His twin brother Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, has been campaigning for Clinton.

Clinton has positive polling numbers in the Latino community and is well known. Her rivals for the nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, are still working to become better known within the community.

Sanders and O'Malley already have participated in the USHCC's forum. Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich also have participated in the forums. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., agreed to participate, but has not scheduled a date.

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