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New candidate to jump into Conn. Senate race

March 23, 2010

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HARTFORD, Conn.—A self-proclaimed "tea party Democrat" says he will announce plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat.

Warren Mosler, a financier, founder of a sports car company and a former candidate for the U.S. Virgin Islands' nonvoting seat in Congress, is scheduled to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday at a Wallingford restaurant.

A native of Manchester, the 61-year-old has lived in the Virgin Islands but says he recently relocated to Guilford to seek the nomination.

He faces Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Mystic businessman Merrick Alpert.

Mosler says he has a plan to fix the U.S. economy in 90 days. It calls for a payroll tax holiday, an $8-per-hour national jobs program, and additional revenue to states.