BOSTON (AP) — Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter is planning to formally announce his decision to run for Congress in the newly redrawn 9th Congressional District.

Sutter will make the announcement in a swing through the district on Monday with speeches in Provincetown, Falmouth, Plymouth, New Bedford and Fall River.

A campaign announcement will also be posted on Sutter’s website.

The Fall River Democrat will face a primary challenge from fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. William Keating who is also planning to run in the new district.

Sutter said he decided to run because he’s opposed to what he calls the gridlock in Congress that is hampering Washington’s ability to tackle issues like the economy, job creation, the national debt, health care and the dependence on foreign oil.

Sam was elected Bristol County district attorney in 2006.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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