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Loud and Clear: Things have to change in Hartford.

November 9, 2022

While not a win, the Stefanowski-Devlin Campaign was a

substantial step in the right direction.

Trumbull – Bob Stefanowski, candidate for Governor of Connecticut, released the following statement:

“Thank you to those of you who believed in this campaign and our mission to provide a better Connecticut.

What we hoped to be celebrating as an achievement today can still be recognized as a substantial step in the right direction. This campaign was never about me. It was about the Connecticut resident struggling to afford the cost of living. The police officer putting his life on the line every single day. The family who wants to feel safer going to bed each night. And the mom who wants to raise her child as she sees fit. 

I implore Governor Lamont to support the people who voted for him as much as the ones who did not. Politics has become too divisive and the great people of Connecticut deserve better. 

I want to thank our dedicated supporters and volunteers, our terrific campaign team, our friends, and our families for allowing us to give so much time and energy these past months.

The results of this election are not what we had hoped for. But while the outcome was not in our control, the actions we take moving forward from here are. This campaign was an example of what can be done when you stand up for what you believe in. We may not have won, but we changed the course of Connecticut by advocating for the people.  

Let’s keep working hard. Let’s keep asking questions and expecting answers from our state government. Our passion to help others does not end with this election and we are looking forward to a great future for Connecticut.”

BREAKING: CT Education Department Quietly Changes Website to reflect Lamont’s Comments on Sex Education Following Debate.

November 4, 2022

READ: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/connecticut-education-dept-quietly-changes-website-reflect-govs-comments-sex-education-after-debate

Branford – Bob Stefanowski, Republican Candidate for Governor of Connecticut released a statement on today’s article linked above. 

“That Governor Lamont lied to Connecticut parents at our debate about radical sex education curriculum in our schools is bad; that his political appointees in Hartford appear to have tried to cover it up using taxpayer time and resources in unconscionable. Connecticut needs change and we only get it by changing governors,” said Bob Stefanowski.

Republican American: We endorse Mr. Stefanowski for governor

October 29, 2022

It would be incorrect to say this gubernatorial election represents a crossroads for Connecticut. The tragic fact is that the state – once one of the most prosperous in the nation – has consistently chosen the path of high taxes, business-hostile policies and fealty toward overpaid public servants. The results have been a declining population (the 2020-21 crime- and pandemic-inspired influx of New Yorkers notwithstanding), companies choosing to do business elsewhere and deteriorating urban centers.

Despite his claims to the contrary, Gov. Ned Lamont has not corrected the course.

During the campaign, the governor has conveniently omitted the fact that much-touted surpluses are temporary and exist only because of federal pandemic relief, not a change in the state’s disastrous fiscal policies. Given the way Gov. Lamont and his fellow Democrats have continued to handle the state’s finances, residents should brace for impact when the aid money runs out.

“Connecticut’s unprecedented budget surplus meant state officials could have given middle-class families and businesses meaningful relief from the destructive Malloy-era tax hikes. Instead, Gov. Lamont and the (state legislature) squandered that surplus on a mix of election-year tax gimmicks and a spending spree that will together hike general fund expenditures almost 7% next year,” Yankee Institute President Carol Platt Liebau said in May. That’s the kind of fiscally reckless governance that has defined the Nutmeg State for too long.

Many fiscal mistakes can be corrected, but the worst mistake Gov. Lamont made was the extended closure of schools during the pandemic, which caused potentially irreparable harm to a generation of children.

The (National Assessment of Educational Progress) test, known as the nation’s report card, showed that fourth and eighth graders had the steepest decline in learning since the early 1990s,” CT News Junkie reported Oct. 25, noting that the decline occurred during the pandemic. When other blue states were depriving their students of an education – despite red states and most of Europe showing in real time that shutting down schools didn’t make a meaningful impact on COVID-19 transmission – Gov. Ned Lamont could have shown courage. Instead, he followed the lead of other blue states, working in concert with corrupt, now-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make a disastrous mistake.

Although Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski has not done as much as he could to differentiate himself from the governor, he has done enough to show that he is the better choice.

On the fiscal front, Mr. Stefanowski disappointingly defended recent 2.5% raises and $3,500 bonuses for state workers. He also has backed off from the plan he introduced during his unsuccessful 2018 gubernatorial bid to eliminate the state’s income tax. However, we were glad to see him release a plan last month detailing $2 billion in tax relief.

On a host of other issues, we have been impressed by Mr. Stefanowski.

Unlike Gov. Lamont, he supports the common-sense measure of requiring parental notification when minors under 16 seek abortion, which, as we have noted, could have protected past victims of sexual abuse.

On education, Mr. Stefanowski largely gets it right. He has “proposed a school choice program that would provide vouchers or establish education savings accounts for parents of students in underperforming public schools to help pay to send their children to charter, magnet, technical and religious schools,” the Republican-American reported. He also has defended the integrity of girls’ sports and the safety of the players, arguing that biological males should no longer get to compete against biological females. His “Parental Bill of Rights,” which can be found on his website, includes a host of welcomed policy proposals to enhance the public’s control over public education.

Connecticut residents have a choice between maintaining failed policies and taking steps – even if they’re baby steps – toward improving the state’s economy and making the government, including schools, more accountable to the people. Mr. Stefanowski promises to disrupt the ineffectual status quo, and for that reason he has our endorsement.

Read the full article here

POLL: CT Gov race is within striking distance.

October 27, 2022

Branford – Bob Stefanowski, Republican Candidate for Governor of Connecticut released a memo summarizing the campaign’s latest internal poll. 

“These are the numbers I am seeing, which are much closer to the feedback I am receiving on my travels around the state. People are hungry for change and ready for a leader who will take the necessary action to make our state safer and more affordable. This race is neck-and-neck, but if the Governor wants to deny reality – just like he’s doing with our state’s economy – that is fine with me,” said Bob Stefanowski.

Stefanowski Demands Lamont and HotalingEnd Their Silence on Anti-Police Law Repeal; Also calls on Lamont and Bysiewicz to disavow Working Families Party’s hateful, cop-hating agenda

October 26, 2022

Branford – On Monday, Bob Stefanowski, Republican Candidate for Governor of Connecticut signed a pledge to repeal portions of the Police Accountability Act and has challenged his opponents, Governor Ned Lamont and Robert Hotaling to do the same. Both have failed to do so. Today, Stefanowski is repeating that challenge and said the men and women of law enforcement and their families deserve the respect of an answer: 

“Governor Lamont signed a so-called ‘Police Accountability’ law that handcuffed and scapegoated our police officers and mandate policies that have made their jobs more dangerous, literally putting their lives at greater risk. This past week has been unimaginable for our state, tragically losing almost three officers from Bristol to disgustingly emboldened criminals. The silence from both Governor Lamont and Mr. Hotaling is, frankly, offensive,” said Stefanowski.

Stefanowski also demanded Lamont disavowed his endorsement from the radical Working Families Party, who called Connecticut police officers “criminals, literal criminals” [tweet image below].

“Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz said they were ‘grateful’ for the endorsement of a political party that called our police officers ‘criminals’ – that is outrageous and that Governor Lamont hasn’t disavowed this fringe group and walked away from their endorsement is a disgrace. I challenge him to do so immediately or explain to police officers, their families, and our state’s residents why he won’t.”

“I blame Governor Lamont.”

October 24, 2022

Branford, CT– Today, the Bob for Governor campaign released a new campaign ad: 

The video features Kris O’Donnell as she shares the traumatic experience she and her family endured when her husband, Officer James O’Donnell, was struck by a vehicle in the line of duty.

The video can be watched here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwRv8mKM_RE

Branford – Bob Stefanowski, Republican Candidate for Governor of Connecticut shares his position on mandating the Covid-19 Vaccine: 

October 20, 2022

“If I am elected governor, the state of Connecticut will never mandate the COVID vaccine for schoolchildren, public or private employees, or anyone else for that matter. It’s time that we start allowing actual science – not political science – to inform how we approach public health decisions. I challenge Governor Lamont to make this same pledge to the people of our state,” said Stefanowski.

Thoughts and Prayers for Bristol Police Officers, Families

October 13, 2022

Branford – Overnight, we learned of 3 Bristol Police officers shot, two of whom were killed

Bob Stefanowski, Republican Candidate for Governor of Connecticut shared the following statement:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the surviving officer, the families and loved ones of all three officers, the Bristol Police Department, and law enforcement across our state on this horrible tragedy. The men and women of Connecticut’s law enforcement put their lives on the line every single day to keep the rest of us safe. They deserve every ounce of our support and every ounce of our respect. A tragedy like this reminds us that we need to ensure the safety of our police officers as much as we need to protect the residents they serve.”

Bob Stefanowski Sets the Record Straight on Role in International Green Energy Project

October 12, 2022

Challenges Lamont’s hypocrisy on ignoring leading Democrats who have also endorsed the project, including the Biden Administration.

WATCH: Serious about Green Energy

BRANFORD – Bob Stefanowski, candidate for Governor of Connecticut, releases the following:

Several years ago, I formed a consulting business focused on providing merger and acquisition advice to companies around the globe. With each one of these clients, I sign a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) that protects their confidentiality – this is particularly important in mergers of public companies where the stock price could be impacted if the information became available.

I take all my commitments very seriously – and despite repeated requests from the press, I have to date been unable to provide any information. However, given this morning’s Hearst CT Insider article, I requested and received permission from my client to stretch the bounds of my non-disclosure agreement and share more details. 

The consulting work referenced in the article relates to my work on one of the most significant developing technologies to eradicate global warming – green hydrogen. Air Products, Inc. based in Allentown, Pennsylvania has teamed up with two Saudi companies – ACWA Power and NEOM to build the largest green hydrogen facility in the world.

The plant will be located in the Middle East as the unique combination of the sun during the day and wind at night provides the most effective conditions for renewable energy in the world. 

This project has been endorsed at the highest levels of the United States government, with specific endorsement from former U.S. Senator and President Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry who stated: “Saudi Arabia has defined a project [NEOM Green Hydrogen Company] of great interest, great possibility. Now it remains to implement it and we intend to work with Saudi Arabia to make sure that happens…. We’re all in this together. No one nation can solve the problem of the climate crisis. It’s physically impossible.”

ARTICLE Saudi Arabia ‘deeply involved’ in shift to renewable energy, says Kerry

Many American corporations including Boeing, Lockheed Martin (selling Sikorsky Helicopters), GM, Ford, Uber, WeWork, GE, Amazon, Apple, Domino’s, and even Starbucks are already operating, seeking to operate or have financial ties with Saudi Arabia. In addition, every major consulting firm from McKinsey to Boston Consulting Group are doing work in country.

Serious people in business and government realize the stark reality that we live in a global economy and that when it comes to climate change and the future of green energy, we are truly all in this together, despite our differences and disagreements on culture, religion, and morality. The only way to bring about positive change is through engagement, not isolation.

As our race intensifies in the closing weeks, Governor Lamont will turn this into a desperate political attack. The governor should be asked to explain how he reconciles his attacks on me over this project with his praise for others who support it, like President Biden, John Kerry, and other close personal friends and associates of his who call Connecticut home.

Further, I have now provided more transparency to voters than any governor or candidate for governor in decades. Governor Lamont should follow. To date, while Governor Lamont is largely self-funding his campaign with personal wealth, he has continued to hide critical information about the sources of that wealth from the public view including:

·      His 2021 tax return

·      Profits made on Sema4 – a $26 million, taxpayer-funded, no-bid contract the governor

     awarded to his own family.

In closing, when I am elected governor, I will use my experience to accelerate Connecticut’s efforts to a national and global leader in revolutionizing renewable energy globally and create the jobs and economic investment we are desperately lacking under the current Administration. And I will continue my policy of full disclosure to the residents of Connecticut.

Stefanowski Campaign Releases Video: “Extreme”

September 30, 2022

Branford, CT– The Bob for Governor campaign releases a new campaign ad: 

“Ned Lamont and his Washington, D.C. allies have been spending millions of dollars to lie about my position on abortion and my plans to help make Connecticut a more affordable and safe place to live, work, start a business, or retire. Ned has failed to make our state better, and now he’s lying to save his job. 

The truth is that the only thing ‘extreme’ about me is my dedication to this state and my belief that we need a new direction to save it,” said Stefanowski. 

The video can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-6G185PfkI