Q&A #2: From Beacon Hill To Capitol Hill?

"YoungMAGOP" asks:

Do you see anyone currently in the state Legislature advancing to either Federal or State wide office in the next 4-8 years?

Absolutely -- especially if redistricting, Democratic House minority status, age, and other factors leads some of the current US Reps to vacate. Bear in mind, though, that state campaign funds can't be used in federal races (although it can be made useful in a variety of ways, and is also an indicator of fundraising potential). Personally, I think the ones who have been in the state legislature for a long time are going to have a harder time moving up -- I'd keep an eye on sharp, active relatively newer Senators, including a couple you mentioned, like Downing and Flanagan, as well as Clark, Donoghue, Eldridge, and Mike Moore -- all dependent upon what Congressional districts they end up in after the recarving, of course.

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