Scandals Open A Door For Guv Challenger

February 22, 2022

New Haven Independent

By Paul Bass

The campaign gods have bestowed a gift upon Bob Stefanowski. Will he be able to run with it and become Connecticut’s next governor?

Stefanowski addressed that question Tuesday during an appearance on WNHH FM’s ​“Dateline New Haven” program.

The Madison retired business exec, who grew up in part on Newhallville’s Pond Street, is mounting a second Republican gubernatorial campaign against Democrat Ned Lamont, who defeated him in Round 1 in 2018.

Like other Republicans nationwide, Stefanowski readied to run this year on inflation, Covid mandate fatigue, and crime, hot-button issues on which Democrats are polling poorly. He continues to highlight those issues. He said he has also learned from his last loss to get out more beyond Republican enclaves (Democrats outnumber Republican 2 – 1 in Connecticut, and the million-plus unaffiliated voters top both groups) and to call for a partial rollback of the sales taxes rather than elimination of the income tax.

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