The 113th Congress is already saddled with a hefty to-do list, ranging from the upcoming debt ceiling fight to gun control and immigration. Politics are more divided than ever and, as both parties look to their rising stars to lead them through the political fray, we’ve got our eyes on the fresh faces that might make a difference to Congressional gridlock in the coming years.
In 2013, we’ll see hero mayors eye their futures on the national stage, Wall Street’s least favorite lawyer legislate regulations, and the lone incoming female Republican taking her seat in the Senate. We’ll see rising Democratic stars coming from the red-state of Texas and the unlikely staying power of some of the GOP’s most conservative voices.
First up: Texas’ rising stars, the Castro twins.