Some, including us here at the Texas Tribune, have tossed Castro's name about as a potential Democratic contender in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Dallas. It looks like that's a no go, though. Today, he posted a flyer on Facebook, inviting supporters to the Feb. 13 kick-off event for his re-election campaign.
"Representing the city is why I got interested in politics in the first place," Castro said. "I haven’t even finished my first term, so it would be a little premature to look beyond that."
He says in his second term, should he win re-election, he intends to focus on improving education, economic development and quality of life in the Alamo City.