Martha Dean, the Republican who challenged Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in 2002, announced Wednesday that she will again seek the nomination.

But unlike her potential Republican opponents Dean says she’s forming a candidate committee and getting right into the race.

State Sen. Andrew Roraback of Goshen and John Pavia of Easton have both formed exploratory committees and are using the next few weeks to gauge support for a run.

“As Attorney General, my plan for the State of Connecticut will be unlike that proposed by any other candidate in the attorney general race and very different from what I proposed in 2002,” Dean said Wednesday evening in a press release.

Dean, who has practiced law for 22 years, lost to Blumenthal in 2002 by more than 300,000 votes. During that campaign Dean filed a lawsuit against Blumenthal challenging the constitutionality of the ban on contributions from lawyers, their spouses, and legal staff. The case is now on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dean will make an in-depth announcement regarding her candidacy and answer questions from the media on March 16.