The campaign for Congress over the past year has been an incredible journey. I've meet some incredible people across Eastern Connecticut and I'm grateful for the ways they embraced my campaign.
A new opportunity has emerged in the past few days and after long discussions with my wife and many supporters I have decided to end my campaign for Congress and announce my campaign for State Senate in the 19th District.
It is not an easy decision, but I believe Republicans have an opportunity to take back the State Senate and put the brakes on Dan Malloy's radical agenda in Hartford. In the State Senate I will be able to have a greater and more direct impact on our lives in Connecticut than I might have had in Washington. Connecticut is adrift in high taxes and wasteful government. In Hartford I will continue to address those issues and I believe, with your help, we can make a difference for Connecticut families.
Thank you for all of the support over the past year. My wife and I were touched by all of the hard work and dedication. I'm looking forward to speaking with all of you in the coming weeks about this exciting new campaign.
The 19th Senate District includes the towns of Bozrah, Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Sprague, Marlborough, part of Montville, and the city of Norwich.