|Cory Booker (pictured left) and Julian Castro|
More: "Their comments came as they spoke at an event hosted by the New York alumni board of Stanford University, their shared alma mater, and the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Castro jokingly proposed to Booker 'a Cardinal deal tonight that if you run for governor of New Jersey, I’ll run for governor of Texas,' referring to the university’s mascot. Castro told POLITICO he plans to run for the third and fourth terms he is allowed as mayor. 'If voters will have me, I’ll be there for a while,' Castro said. 'Texas is going to take a while to change.' A Democrat could be elected to statewide office in six to eight years, he estimated."