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Republican Announces Candidacy for Secretary of the State
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A Hartford attorney is announcing his intent to run in the Secretary of the State race next year.

29-year-old Corey Brinson grew up in Hartford, graduated from the University of Connecticut and its law school and once worked for Day Pitney, the biggest law firm in the state.

Brinson says he's running for Secretary of the State to move the office beyond just serving as Connecticut's chief elections officer.

"We need somebody to inspire not only our young professionals but all people in Connecticut to believe they are worthy of holding public office. I think more peopel in the sate will vote for the next ameri idol than the next Governor of Connecticut. We need somebody to do somehting about it. I got tired of complaining about it and decided that i would bring my message throughtout."

Brinson says if elected he would work to eliminate the state's business entity tax.

So far, Brinson is the first candidate to announce he's running for Secretary of the State.  State Representative James Spallone, a Democrat from Essex is exploring a run for the office curently held by Susan Bysiewicz.  Bysiewicz has formed an exploratory committee to run for Governor in 2010.