State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate today on WFSB’s “Face the State” and via an emailed statement.

“After overwhelming support and encouragement from my family,
constituents, State Democratic Leaders, and friends from around
Connecticut, I’ve decided to run for the United States Senate,” Tong said.

He enters the race for the Democratic nomination for the open Senate seat next year as the least known of the contenders, vying with U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewiciz.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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