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Conn. Republicans pick Stefanowski for governor

May 9, 2022


by: Dennis House

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (WTNH) — With Election Day just about six months away, Connecticut Republicans kicked off their two-day convention Friday at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket.

Connecticut Republicans endorsed businessman Bob Stefanowski as their candidate for governor on Friday night. He was the party’s 2018 candidate but lost to Democrat Ned Lamont in a three-way race.

Stefanowski, 59, overwhelmingly won the GOP’s backing on Friday.

“We did it,” Stefanowski told the cheering crowd in the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “What a difference four years makes. People are going to vote for a new vision, a change in the way we do things.”

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Connecticut Republicans begin election season at convention

May 9, 2022

Fox 61

By Elisha Machado

Republicans endorsed Bob Stefanowski as the nominee for governor.

LEDYARD, Conn. — Delegates descended on Foxwoods Resort Casino for the Connecticut Republican Party State Convention Friday night.

The evening kicked off with Bob Stefanowski receiving the state Republican Party’s endorsement for governor of Connecticut. 

Stefanowski received 97% of delegate votes with a total of 1130 votes over businesswoman Susan Patricelli Regan who received 36 votes. 

This is his second run for Governor after losing to Governor Ned Lamont in a close race back in 2018.

“The people of Connecticut are so ready for change. They are looking for leadership. Leaders that aren’t afraid to take action, that will listen to the people and that will hold our government accountable and that’s what Bob and I will bring to the state.,” said Rep. Laura Devlin., the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.

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Stefanowski Clinches Republican Nomination In Landslide

May 9, 2022

CT News Junkie

by Christine Stuart

“What a difference four years makes,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski said in accepting the Republican nomination Friday. 

In 2018, Stefanowski came to the convention and hosted a party, but skipped the nominating process and petitioned his way onto the ballot. Then he surprised the party establishment by winning the Republican primary that year. 

That year, Gov. Ned Lamont bested Stefanowski by 44,372 votes. Stefanowski ran on a narrow platform to eliminate the state income tax. This time, he said he will campaign on a broader spectrum of issues. 

This year he easily won the backing of the 1,159 delegates who gathered in a ballroom at Foxwoods Casino. Susan Regan’s name was entered into nomination requiring a vote of all the delegates, but Stefanowski won the nomination by a landslide with Stefanowski winning 96.9% of the vote and Regan receiving 3.09%.

Over the past three years, Stefanowski has criss-crossed the state making the connections necessary to win the support of the party. When the pandemic broke out and no one could find a surgical mask, Stefanowski was able to secure millions with his own money and began handing them out to the public. 

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Bob Stefanowski Joins Todd

April 18, 2022


By Todd Feinburg

Todd opens the hour taking more calls on the Starbucks union efforts, now seen here in West Hartford with efforts to vote on unionization at the Corbins Corner location. Todd debates this topic with callers, and the use for Unions in society today. Todd then is joined by Bob Stefanowski to speak on his latest perspective as the election season rolls on for the GOP candidate. Tune in weekdays 3-6 PM EST on WTIC Newstalk 1080 ;or on the new Audacy app!

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Stefanowski maps out a plan for victory against Lamont

April 18, 2022

CT Insider

By Josh LaBella

TRUMBULL — Republicans running for state and federal office think this might be their year for a series of major victories.

Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor, said he and his choice for lieutenant governor, state Rep. Laura Devlin, have a terrific shot at winning the state’s top spots. But he said Republicans need to show they can do four things to ensure victory: restore faith in government; increase public safety; make Connecticut more affordable; and give parents a greater say in what their children are taught in schools.

Stefanowski, Devlin and other Republicans running for state and federal office appeared at a meet-and-greet hosted by the Trumbull Republican Town Committee on Monday. Before a crowded room, Stefanowski cited examples of alleged public corruption as a reason faith needs to be restored.

Stefanowski pointed to an FBI investigation into alleged contract-steering for school demolition and construction work by Konstantinos “Kosta” Diamantis, a former Office of Policy and Management official, as well as the arrest of former state Rep. Michael DiMassa, who was charged with wire fraud after allegedly using his position as a West Haven City Hall employee to steal over $1 million, including federal pandemic funding.

“We need to bring integrity back to government — that’s what the people want,” he said.

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The Real Story: Race for Governor

April 17, 2022

Fox 61

GOP Candidate for Governor Bob Stefanowski picks State Rep. Laura Devlin to be his running mate. Both candidates discuss their plans for Connecticut.

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Bob Stefanowski Joins Lee Elci

April 15, 2022

Fox News 94.9

By Lee Elci

Bob joins Lee Elci on talk radio to discuss a wide variety of issues pertinent to the 2022 gubernatorial campaign.

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Stefanowski: Government needs new direction

April 13, 2022


By Greg Little

Farmington, Conn. (WTIC Radio)-In a wide-ranging one-hour radio interview, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski said Connecticut needs to head in a new direction, helping those struggling.

“The Governor is boasting about a two-billion-dollar surplus which came from the federal government. That’s ours as well and comes from federal taxes. A new report shows 126 thousand kids don’t have enough food to eat. People are facing $4.50 a gallon gas prices, people can’t heat their homes and people are moving out of Connecticut.”

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Why is Connecticut No. 1 in the cost of electricity among the 48 lower states? Here are 7 reasons

April 12, 2022

The Hartford Courant

By Stephen Singer

Connecticut’s electricity prices are the highest among the lower 48 states, exasperating consumers and business owners and hampering economic development.

Jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, for example, cited lower electricity costs when the subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corp. announced last year it will build an energy-devouring manufacturing plant in North Carolina rather than in its home state of Connecticut.

In 2019, the most recent year for which data are available, electricity in Connecticut cost about 18.7 cents a kilowatt hour, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It’s cheaper than what residents of Alaska and Hawaii paid, but is more than double the price in Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska and elsewhere.

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Stefanowski announces over $600K in donations to campaign in first quarter

April 11, 2022

WTNH News 8

By Olivia Lank

(WTNH) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski announced he has raised over $600,000 in donations for his campaign.

Stefanowski said 1,539 supporters donated $608,243 in the first fundraising quarter of the campaign.

“I feel the energy and excitement around our campaign every day, everywhere I go. People are ready for change and they’re jumping at the chance to help in every possible way. To have over 1,500 people invest in our campaign in less than three months shows that our goal of making Connecticut more affordable, safer and making our state government more accountable to the people is gaining momentum and people want to help make a difference,” Stefanowski said.

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