Senate candidate: TSA should hire returning veterans

BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Michael Sullivan is urging that veterans who’ve served in Iraq or Afghanistan be placed first in line for security jobs in the nation’s airports and transportation systems.

Sullivan said the nation needs to do more to find work for our returning veterans including at agencies like the federal Transportation Security Administration.

He said placing veterans at the TSA makes sense since the security needs of the agency dovetails with the skills veterans have acquired from defending the country.

Sullivan said if elected to the Senate, he’d work to put such a policy into effect quickly.

Sullivan is being challenged for the GOP Senate nomination by fellow Republicans Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow.

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

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