MSNBC's Chuck Todd Hypes Liberal 'Rising Star,' Promotes 'Mr. Castro Goes to Washington'

March 7, 2014 | 10:58 AM EST

[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Friday eagerly promoted "rising star" Joaquin Castro, a Democratic Congressman from Texas. On the same program that he suggested Republicans don't care about minorities, Todd speculated on a Democratic revival in the Lone Star State. He wondered, "Is 2014 the year that Texas Democrats finally elect someone, some member of their party, to a statewide office?" Todd hyped a Texas Monthly Article on "Mr. Castro Goes to Washington." The Daily Rundown host sympathized with the difficulty of being a Democrat in the GOP-controlled House: "Compare the Texas legislature and being a member of the minority party there with being a member of the minority in Congress. What's worse?"