Two high-profile Republican insiders have joined former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan’s campaign for the open Senate seat in Massachusetts.
Beth Myers and Peter Flaherty, both senior advisers to former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, will give Sullivan, who served as a U.S. Attorney during the George W. Bush administration, a boost in the final weeks before the Republican primary election on April 30.
Flaherty, a former prosecutor himself, joined the Romney campaign in part to woo conservative Christian voters wary of the former Massachusetts governor’s Mormon faith.
While recent polls have Sullivan ahead in the race, his two rivals aren’t far behind — and they have their own campaign team culled from the former Romney ranks.
Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey and Bradley Crate, the chief financial officer for Romney’s 2012 bid, are throwing their weight behind former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.
Several former Romney aides have also come out in support of state Rep. Daniel Winslow.
The winner of the GOP primary will face off against his Democratic counterpart in a June 25 general election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry.