05/30/2012 09:48 am ET

D.J. Bettencourt's Star Burns Out

When former House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt first ran for state representative in Salem, locals could tell he was a young man with a bright future in politics.

Eight years later, Bettencourt has left the Legislature amidst scandal, leaving his local compatriots to look back with disappointment, albeit with some hope for his political future.

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