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US Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio marries

Sunday, November 03, 2013
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) speaks at a press conference during Festival People en Espanol Welcome Day, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in San Antonio. (Photo by Darren Abate/Invision for People en Espanol/AP Images)

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has gotten married.

The freshman Democrat from San Antonio said he and fiancee Anna Flores were married in a private ceremony on Saturday that was attended by family members.

He says, "Anna and I have had an eventful and very blessed year. We are excited to embark on our journey together as a family."

He and his twin brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, turned 39 on Sept. 16. The San Antonio Express-News reports that at the twins' birthday celebration, the congressman disclosed he and Flores were expecting their first child, a girl, in December.

Castro said the couple plans a Catholic ceremony next summer to celebrate with friends.

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