Also Elliot Richardson, who had been MA AG before serving in the Nixon and Ford admins in the '70s, later lost MA GOP primary for the US Senate in '84. The last AG to seek and win higher office in MA was Ed Brooke, elected to the US Senate in '66.
so why is that the case here in Mass. while in New York, according to the talking heads on WAMC radio in Albany, AG stands for "Almost Governor"? Comeau is just the latest of them there to go from AG to Gov in NY. Curious.