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Jake Sullivan: Minneapolis native among those to hatch Iranian nuclear deal

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Oval Office photo from April 2013, left to right: National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jake Sullivan, Attorney General Eric Holder, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and FBI Director Robert Mueller.
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Where Sullivan goes from here isn’t clear. A couple of years ago he told TIME that if he wasn’t in the Obama administration, he’d be “back in Minnesota, in law and/or public service.” Foreign Policy reported that he was considering returning home “to begin a political career and potentially a run for Congress” before Biden called.

Richard Schwartz said when someone at the Humphrey School asked Sullivan if he was considering a life in politics, he was diplomatically noncommittal. 

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Dan Kaufman on 11/27/2013 - 12:21 pm.

    Nice article

    I could see Mr. Sullivan as Chief of Staff in Clinton administration in 2017. Would be good to have another Minnesotan in this role, as Denis McDonough from Stillwater is now.

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