Stratford – Today the Shays for United States Senate campaign announced that Christopher Shays filed his paperwork with the Secretary of the State for the Connecticut Republican primary.
Christopher Shays released the following statement.
“As a result of the Republican state convention on Friday, I qualified to be a candidate for the United States Senate in the Republican primary on Tuesday, August 14th. Today I made it official and filed the necessary paperwork to be in race.
I’m running for the United States Senate to restore the promise of America: full employment, better jobs, rising incomes, 4% sustained economic growth, prosperity. Americans know a better future is their birth right.”
About Christopher Shays:
Christopher Shays is a Republican candidate for United States Senate. According to a recent Quinnipiac Poll, he is in a dead heat with Democrat Chris Murphy in a general election matchup.
He is a fiscal conservative known for straight talk and making tough decisions. While a Congressman serving southern Connecticut, Shays was a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform, Budget, Financial Services, and Homeland Security Committees.
The only Republican Congressman from New England re-elected in 2006, Shays is consistently recognized for his knowledge, hard work, and ability to work with both sides of the political aisle.
He was appointed co-chair of the federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 and served for two and a half years.
Christopher was elected to the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1974 and served for thirteen years before his election to Congress in 1987. He and his wife, Betsi, lived in Stamford for more than thirty years, and now live in Bridgeport.