Today: Christopher Shays Launching Senate Bid In Connecticut | Talking Points Memo

Former Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) will formally launch his Senate campaign today in Hartford, for the seat of retiring Democratic-aligned Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman. Shays began exploring the race back in August, and raised over $420,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011, plus $100,000 in self-financing.

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