There's only one city lawmaker who would have much of a shot at securing his party's backing for a statewide run: Bill Hamzy, a Plymouth Republican whose 78th District includes Bristol.
Hamzy is a lawyer, a former state GOP chairman and one of the handful of legislators trusted enough by both sides of the aisle to serve on the panel probing the impeachment of former Gov. John Rowland.
He's also level-headed and not obsessed with power so I have no idea if he'd even think about running. But he could.
The attorney general's position is the obvious possibility because it offers so much opportunity to shape policy.
I could be wrong, but I suspect Hamzy's given it at least a little thought in the past 24 hours.
Of course, he'll probably call in a few minutes to tell me there is no way. But you never know.
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