[QUOTE=pauliec;2843726]Which is why this would be a good move for her.[/QUOTE]
If she wants a future in national politics --which she obviously does-- she'd be wise to send herself to the Senate, where she could become more fluent on national issues and would be more regularly in the spotlight.
Plus, she has some real enemies in the statehouse up there (Republican speaker Lyda Green, mostly) who could make trouble for her in office if she stays. I'd also add that falling gas prices are going to put a dent in those windfall-profit tax rebates she likes to hand out, which will hurt her popularity.