MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Former state senator and 2022 Republican candidate from Congress, George Logan, has announced his run for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.

Logan took to X Monday to announce his plans to run for Congress in what he says is the “most important race in the entire nation.”

“I am running for Congress because the status quo in Washington D.C. isn’t working, and we
know it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Logan in a press release regarding his announcement. “I’ve got a proven record of working with both parties to find real solutions for Connecticut families, and I’m excited to do the same in Congress.”

Logan lost a close race, by just over 2,000 votes, to Congresswoman Jahana Hayes in 2022. The Republican National Committee poured a lot of money and resources into that race to try and defeat Hayes.

Logan and his campaign will also host a kickoff event Monday night in Watertown.

Hayes has already announced her plans to run for a third term. She issued the following statement after Logan announced his bid to unseat her.

“It is fitting that he would announce one day after we witnessed the chaos and confusion of extreme House Republicans, who could not even pass their own bill to avoid a government shutdown and on the same day that Trump once again appears in court. We in the fifth district have not forgotten that this guy brought Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik to CT to campaign for him. George Logan is an anti-choice, Trump extremist, and I will do everything in my power to beat him yet again, so that Trump and dysfunctional House Republicans do not have an ally in the district that I call home.”