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February 11, 2014

Driscoll joins Tolman campaign

SALEM — Mayor Kim Driscoll has joined Warren Tolman’s campaign for attorney general.

Tolman, a Watertown Democrat and former state senator, announced yesterday that Driscoll will join state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, D-Dorchester, as co-chairman of his campaign committee.

“It is a great honor to receive the support of Mayor Driscoll and Sen. Forry in my campaign to be next the Massachusetts attorney general,” Tolman said in a press release. “They are two of the most dedicated, effective and caring leaders in our state and have been on the front lines facing many of the state’s most difficult challenges.”

Driscoll said yesterday that she looked forward to working for Tolman and that he recognized the wide influence an attorney general could have.

“This position, the attorney general’s position, is more than just being a prosecutor,” Driscoll said. “We want to make sure there’s somebody in that job that doesn’t judge the role as just a prosecutor.”

Working for Tolman could mean that Driscoll and Forry would travel throughout the state to support him, Driscoll said.

“The integrity he brings to the office is key,” she said. “What he’s shown in the past is that he’s willing to make tough decisions as necessary.”

Tolman also noted that Driscoll had “worked diligently to revitalize Salem over the last eight years.”

Tolman sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 and served as a senator and representative between 1991 and 1999.

Neil H. Dempsey can be reached ndempsey@salemnews.com.

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