• Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan considering run for Mass. Senate


    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan announced on Thursday that he is considering a run in Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election.

    According to a statement, volunteers have already begun collecting signatures to qualify him for the ballot.

    "Having spent time in public service, I know there is no stronger calling and no better way to help improve and make a difference in other people's lives," Sullivan said.

    Sullivan was the United States District Attorney for the state of Massachusetts from 2001 to 2009. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was responsible for national and international investigations, including National Security, fraud against government programs, violent and organized crime and financial frauds.

    Prior to his time as U.S. Attorney, Sullivan served in the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.

    Sullivan graduated from Boston College in 1979 and went on to Suffolk University Law School. He currently is a partner at The Ashcroft Group in the Greater Boston area.

    Republican State Rep. Daniel Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez recently announced their candidacy.

    Many high-profile Bay State Republicans, including former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and former Gov. William Weld, have decided not to run.

    On the Democratic side, U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch are running.

    The special election is June 25. The primary is April 30.

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