There are at least two Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 4th Congressional District seat.
Dan Debicella is seeking a rematch against Democratic incumbent Jim Himes. Carl Higbie the 4th, a former Navy Seal from Greenwich, also is pursuing the GOP nomination.
Redding State Representative John Shaban this week dropped his bid for the nomination to pursue re-election to the state legislature. Shaban endorsed Debicella saying even though their styles may differ, the substance of their beliefs does not.
Himes defeated Debicella, a Shelton businessman and former state senator, with 53 percent of the vote in 2010.