Shays plans Senate run

Former Congressman Chris Shays is planning to run for Senate next year.The Republican, from Bridgeport, served in Congress for 22 years before losing his seat

BRIDGEPORT - Former Congressman Chris Shays is planning to run for Senate next year.

The Republican, from Bridgeport, served in Congress for 22 years before losing his seat representing the 4th District to Jim Himes in 2008.

Shays said he made the decision to run after longtime Sen. Joe Lieberman announced he would not seek re-election.

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