Baines for Congress?

John DiStaso of The Union Leader notes in the Granite Status that " Bob Baines will seek reelection as Manchester 's mayor this year. But he hasn't ruled out a congressional run against Guinta's former boss, Jeb Bradley, in '06. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been in touch with Baines on the subject."

Earlier in his column DiStaso writes, "Locally, Republican Frank Guinta has hired Jack Heath's Meridian Communications to help with his consideration of a run for mayor. Jack's firm also includes Rep. Mike Biundo, R-Manchester, and a former Craig Benson press secretary, Alicia Preston."