Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says he has decided against running for attorney general and plans to seek re-election to a sixth term in his current post.

    Galvin, a Democrat, had been weighing a run for the state's top law enforcement job since current Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that she would be a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014.

    In a statement on Tuesday, Galvin said the attorney general's office was ``enticing,'' but that he had decided to continue the work he enjoys as secretary of state. He was first elected to the post in 1994 and is the state's longest-serving constitutional officer.

    No other candidates have yet announced for attorney general but there is expected to be considerable interest in the high-profile state office.  Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter is expected to make an announcement this month on whether or not he'll seek the office of Attorney General.   (Associated Press)