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Getting a Jump On 2012

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    Getting a Jump On 2012
    Mark Greenberg has already announced his bid to run for Congress in the 5th district in 2012.

    The ink is hardly dry on the election results of 2010 when already there's a candidate for Congress in Connecticut's Fifth District for  2012.

    He is Mark Greenberg, who sought the Republican nomination for the same office this year but lost in the August primary to Sam Caligiuri

    Democrat Christopher Murphy, won his third term in Congress last week with an eight-point win over Caligiuri.  

    Greenberg ran behind Caligiuri and Justin Bernier in the primary, but says he went into the race unknown,  and still captured nearly 30  percent of the vote.

    Greenberg says he's announcing early because he feels it will take two years to get his message out.  He's a fiscal conservative  and a successful businessman who lives in Litchfield.    He says the issues that are confronting the nation and the state today will still be with us in 2012.

    Greenberg also feels that Murphy is eying a run for the U.S. Senate in 2012 whether Joe Lieberman runs for another term or not.  That will open up the field, says Greenberg, giving Republicans a chance to reclaim the district.

    Greenberg says he'll be spending his time over the next 18 months visiting Republican town committees around the district, promoting his message of fiscal conservatism.

     He predicts the GOP has a good chance of capturing at least two Congressional seats in 2012.