Former State Sen. Dan Debicella of Shelton is once again running for Congress, he announced in a Thursday morning press release. Debicella was the 2010 Republican nominee for Connecticut's Fourth District, which Democrat Jim Himes has represented since 2009. Himes beat the Republican 53% to 47% in 2010. That year, the race made CNN\u2019s Top 100 Most Competitive Races list, Politico\u2019s Daily 10 (a tracker of the closest U.S. House races), and Real Clear Politics\u2019 list of \u201ctoss-up\u201d races. The Fourth District represents most of Fairfield County, including a large part of Shelton. Himes was first elected to Congress in 2008 and lives in Greenwich. He won re-election to a third term in 2012 by a comfortable margin. Need different results \u201cThe definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result,\u201d Debicella said in the press release. \u201cWe cannot expect different results in Washington if we continue to send the same people there to represent us. \u201cJim Himes has failed us in so many ways,\u201d Debicella said. \u201cHe has promoted bad economic policies that have made Connecticut the worst state in the nation for job growth, exploded our national debt by trillions of dollars, and increased healthcare costs for middle class families.\u201d Part of \u2018corrupt Washington culture\u2019 According to Debicella, \u201cBut even worse, Jim Himes has chosen to be part of the corrupt Washington culture \u2014 adopting the very practices he once railed against. He writes legislation with lobbyists in exchange for millions in campaign contributions, and spends his time raising money with special interests rather than solving our nation\u2019s problems. \u201cInstead of trying to find bipartisan solutions, Himes talks a lot about working together and then votes lock-step with his political party,\u201d Debicella said. \u201cJim Himes has become part of the problem.\u201d Debicella cited the \u201cHimes amendment\u201d as an example of how Himes has become part of the corrupt Washington culture. The New York Times recently reported how Citigroup, Himes\u2019 largest campaign contributor in 2012 drafted a bill for him to co-sponsor that would strip one of the largest provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation on banks. Himes has taken $2 million dollars from Wall Street since his first election for Congress in 2008. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs. \u201cWatch what Himes does, not what he says,\u201d Debicella said. \u201cWhile railing against special interests and partisan gridlock at home, Jim Himes is engaged in both on a daily basis in Washington.\u201d Creating jobs, reducing the deficit Debicella promises his campaign will focus on solutions, according to the press release. \u201cOver the next 14 months, I will be laying out plans to create jobs, reduce our deficit through lowering spending, and improving the quality of life of families in Fairfield County,\u201d he said. \u201cWhether in my business, state Senate or community involvement, I have been a problem-solver \u2014 and I want to bring that attitude to Congress rather than the current partisan gridlock,\u201d Debicella said. \u201cIf people believe Washington is getting it right, they should vote for Jim Himes. If they believe there is a better way \u2014 one where we are Americans first and Republicans and Democrats second \u2014 they should send me to Washington,\u201d he added.