- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BOSTON (AP) - A man facing prison time for the 2014 hacking of a Boston hospital’s computer network says he is running for Senate as a Republican from behind bars.

Martin Gottesfeld’s wife, Dana, said in an email Wednesday that volunteers are helping collect the 10,000 signatures required for Gottesfeld to run in the 2018 Massachusetts race to unseat incumbent Elizabeth Warren. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t bar those accused or even convicted of crimes from serving in Congress.

Martin Gottesfeld said he’s running because he feels “monied interests can just violate constitutional rights and take children away from their families.”

He previously said he orchestrated the hospital computer attack to protest the treatment of Justina Pelletier, a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute based on conflicting medical diagnoses.

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