"A lot of people take the longer view of the demographic changes occurring in our state. I think that (Castro) has always known both the demographic and political realities in Texas," said Democratic state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, another of the party's rising stars in San Antonio. "But opportunity is only going to knock so many times when the president of the United States asks you to serve."
"In a matter of two days, the state of Texas has had its dirty laundry aired out across the national stage," said Democratic state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Conference. "This deals with the despicable issues of discrimination, voter suppression, these are things that we're not proud of."