SAN ANTONIO — Former Obama housing chief and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is expected to announce his decision Saturday regarding a 2020 presidential campaign. 

Speculation is mounting that the Castro will be entering his candidacy, especially coming off two public speaking events where he detailed what his campaign would look like.

Castro met with Nevada Democrats and leaders of the Latino community in Las Vegas days ahead of his planned announcement of a 2020 run for the presidency.

Castro, who served in President Barack Obama's second term, met Tuesday with the Latino Chamber of Commerce president and an active Hispanic student union in North Las Vegas, where he spoke about universal health care, affordable housing, and climate change. 

He plans to meet Tuesday night with the Las Vegas-based Clark County Democrats.   

The visit comes days after Castro spoke with party activists at a crowded house party in North Liberty, Iowa after forming an exploratory committee last month. 

Castro introduced himself to Iowa Democrats on Monday night as a champion for universal health care and affordable housing as he indicated he was close to launching a run for the presidency.

Castro said that he would announce his presidential campaign on Saturday in San Antonio and that he looked forward to meeting with Iowa voters before the first-in-the-nation caucuses next year. 

His visit is the first public visit to Nevada by a potential 2020 candidate this year, though he and other potential 2020 contenders made appearances during last year's campaign season.

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