Jim O’Sullivan

Jim O’Sullivan covers politics, government, and campaigns.

He has previously worked for the Dorchester Reporter, State House News Service, and National Journal.

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As the Third District race grows, so does the number of political consultants working on it

By , Globe Staff

The unfolding race to succeed outgoing US Representative Niki Tsongas in the Third Congressional District has created a web of odd alliances and pitted former colleagues in arms against one another.

Mass. House passes its most sweeping crime bill in years

By , Globe Staff

The bill cracks down on opioid trafficking, and it is aimed at reducing recidivism by paring back mandatory-minimum sentences and making it easier for some convicts to obtain employment and housing.

House to vote on bill that could eliminate many mandatory minimum sentences

By , Globe Staff

State lawmakers expect the House to vote early this week on their bill, which represents a scaled-back version of the sweeping measure that passed the Senate last month.


Elizabeth Warren staffs up for 2018 race

By , Globe Staff

US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s state director, Roger Lau, is transitioning out of his government role to take the reins of Warren’s reelection effort.