April 21, 2005: Headlines: Figures: Staff: Politics: City Government: Election2005 - Hardberger: USA Today: Candidate Phil Hardberger said he believes the parade appearance by Julian Castro's twin brother was dishonest and deceptive. "If you're 18 years old and having a date, it might be a youthful prank when you swap out your brother. But when you're running for mayor of a city with 1.3 million people and sending in your brother as an impersonator ... I do see a problem with it," Hardberger said.

Peace Corps Online: State: Texas: June 26, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Phil Hardberger (Staff) : April 21, 2005: Headlines: Figures: Staff: Politics: City Government: Election2005 - Hardberger: USA Today: Candidate Phil Hardberger said he believes the parade appearance by Julian Castro's twin brother was dishonest and deceptive. "If you're 18 years old and having a date, it might be a youthful prank when you swap out your brother. But when you're running for mayor of a city with 1.3 million people and sending in your brother as an impersonator ... I do see a problem with it," Hardberger said.

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Candidate Phil Hardberger said he believes the parade appearance by Julian Castro's twin brother was dishonest and deceptive.

Candidate Phil Hardberger said he believes the parade appearance by Julian Castro's twin brother was dishonest and deceptive.

Candidate Phil Hardberger said he believes the parade appearance by Julian Castro's twin brother was dishonest and deceptive.

Twin switcheroo alleged in San Antonio mayor's race

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Mayoral hopeful Julian Castro really wasn't in two places at once. His twin brother took his place in a parade this week, waving to the crowd of thousands.

Castro told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he had a conflicting event and didn't intend to deceive anyone.

"We can't help that we look like each other," said Castro, a City Council member and leading contender in next month's election.

Retired state appeals court judge Phil Hardberger, one of Castro's opponents, said he believes the parade appearance was dishonest and deceptive.




 Identical twins Julián and Joaquin Castro are politicians from San Antonio. Julián serves on the San Antonio City Council, and Joaquin is a state representative.

Caption: Identical twins Julián and Joaquin Castro are politicians from San Antonio. Julián serves on the San Antonio City Council, and Joaquin is a state representative.

"If you're 18 years old and having a date, it might be a youthful prank when you swap out your brother. But when you're running for mayor of a city with 1.3 million people and sending in your brother as an impersonator ... I do see a problem with it," Hardberger said.

Julian Castro said his brother usually accompanies him in the parade, and they are rarely mistaken for each other when together.

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