I find this NRSC ad to be highly entertaining and symbolic of the problems that come from tapping a safe-district (for decades) Congressman for a statewide seat:
Short version: Ed Markey wrote a metric buttload of bad checks on a Congressional bank back in 1992*. Markey got away with it at the time – the aforementioned safe district – but now, well, he’s running for Senate, and so he pretty much has to finally explain why he did such a thing in the first place. Well, we already know why – all the other Democrats were doing it – but Markey’s gotta come up with an excuse, anyway. You know. Just for the look of the thing.
PS: Gabriel Gomez for Senate. He didn’t write bad checks covered by your tax money.
*Please, Democrats. By all means, try to explain that away.