If this report by CBS proves true, U.S. Rep. John Larson, the congressman who represents Bristol, may move up into the job as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus without any opposition at all.
The current occupant of the post, Illinios Rep. Rahm Emanuel is going to be chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama.
If Larson moves up, he'll be the third highest ranking Democrat in a House dominated by his party, one of the most powerful lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
That would be good for Bristol's efforts to save its Social Security office, fund flood control projects and maybe even revive its downtown.
It never hurts to have a friend in high places.*******
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