Former secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio.

State: Texas

Age: 44

Claims to fame: He would be the first Latino elected president, ran San Antonio for five years as mayor and was President Barack Obama's second-term HUD secretary.

Biggest weaknesses: His fundraising trails behind bigger-name candidates and was criticized while at HUD by 11 Latino and other groups for not selling more struggling homeowners' mortgages to nonprofit community groups instead of financial firms.

Miami moment: He attacked Beto O'Rourke for not backing his plan to decriminalize illegal border crossings.

Candidate visits to Michigan: Candidate visits to Michigan: July 24 for the NAACP national convention in Detroit; June 8 in Flint