BYSIEWICZ ANNOUNCES RUN FOR US SENATE IN 2012; WILL RELEASE A POLL LATER TODAY SHOWING HER BEATING OTHER POTENTIAL DEM CONTENDERS AND LIEBERMAN AS AN INDEPENDENT

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Middletown, CT— Today, former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and the Secretary of the Senate to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Joe Lieberman.

“I am running for the U.S. Senate for the same reason I first entered public service: because I want this state to be a better place for my children and yours,” Susan Bysiewicz said. “As I travel across this state listening to the people of Connecticut, I hear over and over that too many of our children have to leave our state because there aren’t enough opportunities here for them.”

“We need a Senator who is 100% focused on helping our state, and Senator Joe Lieberman has been focused on everything but Connecticut. I will only work for the people of Connecticut so we can create jobs that keep our children and grandchildren here in Connecticut for generations to come.”

Throughout Susan’s career in public service, she helped small businesses get started and cut through red tape, saved taxpayer dollars, passed the toughest ethics laws in Connecticut history, and helped victims of domestic violence.

Susan served as Connecticut Secretary of the State from 1999 until 2011 after serving in the Connecticut House of Representatives since 1992. She has won four statewide elections and was the highest statewide vote getter in Connecticut in 2006. Susan Bysiewicz currently resides in Middletown, CT with her husband, David Donaldson, and their three children – Ava, Leyna and Tristan.

Bysiewicz says she will release a poll today showing her to be a very strong candidate in any scenario for 2012 including with Lieberman running as an independent.