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UConn College Republicans Endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor!

UConn College Republicans Endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor!

“On April 10th, the UConn College Republicans voted to endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut. Peter has been a longtime friend of the organization, and has gone out of his way to help our members many times. We are grateful for his support, and are confident in his dedication to the future of our state.

“Since his entry into the political arena, Peter has been helping Republicans get elected in our state for the better part of six years. Typically, candidates only come out and support the party when they themselves are running for office. However, Peter has been out fighting for the Republican Party, even when he had nothing to gain personally.

“Peter is unequivocally the conservative candidate in this race. He understands the significant structural changes that must be made to restore Connecticut’s fiscal health. More importantly, he understands how much personal freedom means to our citizens and will prioritize the defense of our liberty.

“Peter’s message has resonated greatly with our members. He cares about our generation and understands that we are the future. For all these reasons, we are proud to endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut.”

Signed,
Timothy Sullivan
President and Chairman, UConn College Republicans

Lumaj Wins New Britain Debate

Friends –

I don’t have to tell you about Peter’s conservative bonafides, but they shined brightly at the 5th District CTGOP Gubernatorial Debate tonight! We had another well deserved debate victory in New Britain and I am happy to report that Peter out-performed the rest of the field and that strong momentum is building everyday for Peter Lumaj and the #FreshStart4CT Team!

Tonight, Peter took the stage and articulated a fearless conservative message to partly leaders, to delegates and to the voters of Connecticut! Peter presented a bold vision, full of fresh ideas and convinced the audience that he is only candidate in this race with the character and fortitude to stand up and fight back against the career politicians, professional bureaucrats and the corrupt political elite in Hartford!

From beginning to end, Peter discussed his common sense conservative plan to create a fresh start for Connecticut. A plan that is realistic, viable and effectively communicates the ideals and principles of the Republican Party. The voters in the audience knew that, Peter Lumaj, is the only true conservative and the real Hartford outsider in this race.

Peter was the only candidate on stage tonight to present bold and conservative solutions to the problems that Hartford and the career politicians have created. Peter called for:

  • Aggressive tax cuts to foster growth and innovation
  • Reining in the size, cost and scope of state government
  • Aggressively reforming the Connecticut welfare system
  • Instituting right-to-work legislation
  • Tackling the unfunded liability crisis through structural reforms
  • Fighting back against dangerous sanctuary city policies
  • Fighting for individual rights by protecting personal liberties and freedoms

Finally, Peter was the only candidate on stage that presented a viable plan to win the general election in November. Peter talked about targeting traditional Republican voters, re-energizing the Trump base and his ability make significant inroads in Connecticut’s cities and urban centers. We have a plan to win and with your help, WE WILL WIN!

If you’re interested in learning more about Peter’s common-sense conservative platform, you can read more about Peter’s Plan here.

The whole Lumaj team is very proud of Peter’s performance in tonight’s debate and we look forward to participating in final CTGOP Debate in two weeks. I hope you will consider joining us as we work to elect conservative Republican Peter Lumaj as the next Governor of Connecticut in 2018.

To learn more about Peter or to get involved/donate to the campaign please visit peterlumaj.com

LUMAJ GAINS ENDORSEMENT FROM BRISTOL RTC CHAIR CAGGIANO

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LUMAJ GAINS ENDORSEMENT FROM BRISTOL RTC CHAIR CAGGIANO

April 3, 2018

Southington, CT – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican candidate for Governor, announced another prominent endorsement from a conservative leader this morning. Lumaj announced that Bristol RTC Chairman, Jeffrey Caggiano, has officially backed his bid to become the next Governor of Connecticut. Caggiano, joins an already impressive list of Republican Town Committee Chairs who have publicly backed Lumaj’s bid.

“Everyone agrees that we need a Fresh Start for CT, and the Republican Party has been starving for a candidate like Peter Lumaj. Peter is a strong Constitutional Conservative, with an immigrant story that allows him to truly understand our American Freedoms.” Caggiano said of Peter’s candidacy. He continued, “Our next governor will be faced with many difficult decisions and we need a political outsider beholden only to taxpayers. Peter has the ability to turn around our cities and has promised to do what is right for the entire state. As a relative political novice, I have been impressed with Peter’s great work ethic and moral character. I proudly endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor.”

“Jeff has become a close friend of mine over the past several years and I greatly enjoy working with him. I admire the work he has done for Republicans in Bristol and throughout central Connecticut. I look forward to continuing our work together to flip Connecticut red in 2018. I am beyond thankful to have his official endorsement,” Lumaj said of Caggiano.

Caggiano has become the fourteenth Republican Town Committee Chairman to endorse the Lumaj For CT campaign ahead of the Republican Convention at Foxwoods in May.

LUMAJ QUALIFIES FOR CEP

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LUMAJ QUALIFIES FOR CEP

April 2, 2018

Southington, Connecticut – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican candidate for Governor of Connecticut announced this morning that he has qualified for the Citizen’s Election Program.

“Friends – I am happy to report that after months of fundraising, our internal records indicate that Lumaj For CT is qualified for the Citizen’s Election Program! I want to thank each and every one that helped us reach this goal! Together, between our exploratory and campaign efforts, we were able to raise nearly $500,000 an amazing accomplishment! Thank you!” Lumaj stated.

Brock Weber, Campaign Manager for Lumaj For CT, added “It has been a busy year and a half raising money for the campaign. I am excited that the bulk of the fundraising is complete, and we can focus solely on raising a small buffer over the coming months while we prepare for the upcoming convention.”

Weber continued “It’s an amazing accomplishment to raise nearly $500,000 under the constraints of CEP. Peter’s fundraising success speaks to the level of support he has statewide. We are in a good position and we feel very confident heading into the next phase of our campaign.”

Lumaj Gaining Support Statewide In Gubernatorial Race

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LUMAJ GAINING SUPPORT STATEWIDE IN GUBERNATORIAL RACE

March 27, 2018

Southington, Connecticut – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican candidate for Governor, has released another round of endorsements from the campaign trail. The Lumaj For CT campaign has continued to grow in numbers and in strength over the past several weeks and continues to receive endorsements from Republican leaders and conservative activists all across Connecticut. The following Republicans have publicly endorsed Lumaj’s gubernatorial bid:

  • Jerry Padula- Fmr. Alderman (R-Waterbury)
  • Pamela Lewerenz- Fmr. Selectwoman (R-Pomfret)
  • John Pajeski- Town Councilman (R-Plymouth)
  • Michelle Lucian- Board of Education Member (R-Plymouth)
  • Roxanne McCann- Town Councilwoman (R-Plymouth)
  • Barbara Rockwell- Town Clerk (R-Plymouth)
  • Gregory Showers- RTC Vice Chairman (R-Plymouth)
  • Chris Lippke- First Selectman (R-Canterbury)
  • Manny Espinosa- Fmr. RTC Campaign Chairman (R-Montville)
  • Lenny Rich- Fmr. City Councilman (R-Meriden)

“Our message of bringing back common sense conservative values back to Hartford is appealing to people all around our great state,” Lumaj said. “Receiving support from conservative leaders in both small towns like Plymouth and in cities like Waterbury and Meriden is proof that I have the ability to appeal to voters across a broad spectrum around our state. Closing the gap in the cities and maintaining our success in the small towns is vital to Republican success in the general election – and I will do that.”

This is the second week in a row Lumaj has released a list of ten or more endorsements. Throughout the month of March, Lumaj has more than tripled his endorsement count which now stands at an impressive sixty-four total endorsements.

Southington State Rep. John Fusco Backs Lumaj!

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Southington State Rep. John Fusco Backs Lumaj!

March 26th, 2018

Southington, Connecticut – Conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Peter Lumaj continues to build momentum statewide with a growing list of endorsements. The latest addition to the team is State Representative John Fusco of Southington.

“Peter Lumaj is the right candidate, at the right time for Governor of Connecticut. Peter is a solid conservative choice and he has presented a detailed roadmap to create a fresh start for our state.” Fusco stated.

“I am humbled and honored to have the endorsement of State Representative John Fusco.” said Lumaj. “John is an esteemed legislator, a fearless conservative and a well respected member of the Southington community. John is new to the Capitol, but in just his first term, he has proven to be one of the most principled and courageous legislators in Hartford. I look forward to working with John to undo the dangerous policies of the Malloy administration, put taxpayers first and defend our constitutional rights and liberties!”

Fusco added, “Peter can win and will win in November. He has the right message, an un-paralleled work ethic and actually believes in the principles he’s advocating. I am 100% behind Lumaj and urge fellow conservatives to join me in supporting him at the convention in May.”

Beyond the point of absurdity!

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March 23, 2018

Southington, CT – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, slammed the Malloy Administration’s $550 million deal to bailout the City of Hartford this morning. Lumaj stated that “The thought of bailing out a failed Mayor and a failed city was beyond the point of absurdity.”

Lumaj continued by saying, “We have a bad habit in this state of rewarding failure. Gov. Malloy’s plan to bail out his buddy Mayor Luke Bronin does nothing but reward the reckless spending and carelessness of Hartford politicians. This is systematic failure and we simply cannot afford to do it. Hartford needs to come face-to-face with their own financial reality and accept responsibility for their financial mismanagement. Bailouts have never been, and will never be the answer. We can save our cities and state by creating a predictable environment for economic growth and investment. This starts with major tax cuts, reining in the size, scope and cost of government and then prioritizing our spending.”

Lumaj concluded his remarks by saying, “As Governor, it will be my job to fight for each and every citizen of this great state, but I will NOT reward failure. The taxpayers of our state demand and deserve better from their elected leaders. When I’m Governor, I will put a stop to Hartford’s panhandling at the Capitol and will answer to the taxpayers first.”

Another Conservative Leader For Lumaj! Duffy Dauphinais Backs Lumaj!

Friends,

I endorse Peter Lumaj to be the Republican nominee for Governor in 2018. Let me tell you why:

I have met all the top tier declared candidates to be the Republican nominee for governor, and in my opinion, Peter Lumaj is the man I most trust to do what is right to bring conservative principles and values to the leadership of Connecticut. He is a political outsider, beholden to no one and willing to end the tax, borrow, and spend policies of the illiberal “progressives” in our state’s General Assembly, both left and right footed. Peter’s stripes will not change after the August primary.

I can trust Peter to make the tough decisions. He will cut spending. He will gore the oxen that exist in our General Assembly, on both sides of the aisle. He will stop the public service unions from controlling and strangling our state. Imagine, the Speaker of our House Representatives is a highly paid AFSCME public union executive and his union friends on the state’s “Ethics” committee say it’s ok. Peter understands this is nonsense.

Peter understands you are taxed enough already, that the state of Connecticut has a spending problem. He will not be raising our taxes. He will cut spending.

Peter is a good and honest man. He is a principled conservative, a man that understands that fiscal responsibility, rule of law, free enterprise, natural rights, property rights, and individual freedom and responsibility are not extreme values but rather the bedrock of American values. You don’t spend more than you make is not a partisan principle. Peter believes it is immoral the debt we are leaving our children and theirs. Peter is fearless in defending these conservative principles.

Offering Connecticut citizens a clear choice for the future of our state, Peter can win in the General Election. Peter has statewide election experience as he narrowly lost in 2014 running as the Republican candidate for Connecticut’s Secretary of the State.

As a legal immigrant, Peter can garner votes in the cities unlike other Republican candidates. He knows what it’s like to be an immigrant refugee from a communist country; he lived in a refugee camp, he flipped burgers at a burger king and struggled to achieve the American Dream – but through hard work and faith in God, his family and himself – he did it!

In my opinion, Peter is a role model of what an immigrant/refugee to this country can make of themselves when allowed the freedom to work hard and prosper. Immigrants in the cities will hear a Republican immigrant explain how they can be successful in life, how maybe some day, they too, can run for governor of a state in the United States. Peter’s inner city appeal strengthens our entire ticket in a general election.

In 2018, conservative Republicans in Connecticut do not have to settle. Peter is an unabashed conservative and is my choice for governor; he has the character, integrity, political courage, and ability to lead Connecticut out of the fiscal and economic calamity we find ourselves.

This is not to disparage other candidates, all fine men or women in their own right. But for my money, Peter Lumaj uniquely understands John Locke’s natural rights of life, liberty, and property in his heart and intellectually.

Duffy Dauphinais, Chairman of the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots

Capitol Watch Podcast, Episode 13: Peter Lumaj

By Russell Blair and Kevin Vellturo, Hartford Courant

In a crowded Republican field, Peter Lumaj has staked out a position as the most conservative candidate running for governor.

An ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, Lumaj stopped by the Capitol Watch Podcast to talk about his run for the state’s highest office. Watch the podcast here.

Lumaj For CT Lands Large, Diverse Group of Endorsements

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March 20, 2018

Southington, Connecticut- Conservative Republican candidate for Governor of Connecticut, Peter Lumaj, has announced twelve endorsements from conservative leaders across the state. This round of endorsements brings Lumaj’s total to over fifty endorsements from all corners of Connecticut.

“I am pleased to have the support from such a diverse group of conservatives across Connecticut,” Lumaj stated. “I am particularly excited that young Republicans are listening and reacting positively to our common sense conservative message. They are our future and I’m happy they are supporting a true conservative in 2018.”

Lumaj continued, “In addition to the young Republicans, I am thrilled with the reaction my campaign has been receiving from current and former State Central Committee members and the many local elected officials who have endorsed my campaign. We have continued to build momentum over the past few weeks and we have a skilled team that is able to win both a primary and general election, thank you for the support and for helping create a fresh start for Connecticut!”

The list of endorsers is as follows:

  1. 1.Tim Sullivan – President UCONN College Republicans (R-Storrs)
  2. 2.Max Turgeon – Vice President of Internal Affairs, UCONN College Republicans and RTC Member (R-Newington)
  3. 3.Tom Zagurski – Town Councilman (R-Plymouth)
  4. 4.Peter Mann – RTC Chairman (R-Pomfret)
  5. 5.Neil Dupont – Fmr. First Selectman (R-Canterbury)
  6. 6.Mike Erosenko – Zoning Board of Appeals Member (R-Bristol)
  7. 7.Michelle Garabedian – CTGOP State Central Committee Member, 29th District (R-Windham)
  8. 8.Michael Meadows – CTGOP State Central Committee Member, 19th District and RTC Chairman (R-Sprague)
  9. 9.Andrea Saunders – Chairwoman, Board of Education (R-Plainville)
  10. 10.Jim Kilduff – Chairman, Board of Finance (R-Plymouth)
  11. 11.Alex-John Ricciardone – Housing Commissioner (R-Southington)
  12. 12.Pablo Soto – Fmr. CTGOP State Central Committee Member, 13th District (R-Meriden)

Another Town Committee For Lumaj! Thank You Sprague!

Another Town Committee For Lumaj! Thank You Sprague!

Sprague: The Sprague Republican Town Committee announces the following endorsement of Peter Lumaj for Governor.

The Sprague Republican Town Committee met at the regularly scheduled February meeting to discuss the upcoming statewide elections. After discussion, a motion was introduced an for official town committee endorsement. Peter Lumaj’s campaign to bring common sense conservative principals back to Hartford as the next Governor of our state was endorsed.

On the endorsement of Peter Lumaj for Governor, Town Committee Chairman and CTGOP State Central Representative Michael Meadows echoed the committee’s decision stating, “Peter Lumaj; a principled, conservative, family man, can bring the Republicans back into power and end the liberal destruction that Democrats have been forcing us to endure for nearly three decades.”

Chairman Meadows continued, “Peter is the only candidate for Governor who is willing to defend our Republican principles across the state and speak the truth to voters on the failures of the democratic socialism embraced by Malloy at the state level and Mayor Bronin in Hartford. Peter has clearly identified the state’s economic and budget problems and has offered bold, principled, and conservative solutions to Connecticut’s problems. It is for these reasons that I, and the Sprague RTC, support Peter and believe he will be elected Governor of our great state in 2018.”

Lumaj Response: Malloy & Bronin Comments On NRA

“Governor Malloy and his protégé Luke Bronin are two liberal peas in a pod. Both would rather make grand political statements attacking the NRA, rather than deal with the mess that they and their liberal career politician allies have created in our state.

“In calling the NRA a terrorist organization, Malloy not only insults the many hardworking and law abiding Connecticut members of the organization, but also the countless individuals around the world that anguish under terrorist regimes and are affected by terrorist attacks.

“The NRA is the oldest defender of civil liberties in the United States. An organization more than five million strong, comprised of people from all walks of life, many of whom are our friends and neighbors. The NRA stands for our Second Amendment rights, for gun safety, and teaches proper use and respect for firearms throughout our nation. They are not the enemy. We cannot let liberal Democrats like Malloy and Bronin scapegoat them in wake of tragedy or push the confiscation of firearms by calling it gun safety.

“These two men are more interested in scoring cheap political points with their socialist base, than addressing the safety or our children in schools or upholding The Constitution of the United States and The Constitution of Connecticut.

“This is a political ploy, plain and simple. These pathetic puppets for the ultra far-left will do anything and say anything to distract from Connecticut’s flailing economy and the outrageous tax burden they have saddled Connecticut taxpayers with.

“Their comments are outrageous and embarrassing. Shame on them.” – Peter Lumaj

The Quiet Corner Isn’t Staying Quiet. Another RTC Endorses Lumaj!

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Southington, CT, March 6, 2018 –

Lumaj For CT is excited to announce the endorsement of the Canterbury Republican Town Committee. Canterbury joins the growing list of Republican Town Committees across the state to endorse Lumaj’s gubernatorial bid. The Canterbury Republicans held their regularly scheduled RTC meeting March 5th, 2018 where a formal motion to endorse Peter Lumaj was made and passed unanimously.

“I am excited to have the endorsement of the Canterbury RTC. Having Canterbury on-board is important for our campaign and I am thankful for their official endorsement,” Lumaj stated. “The Republicans in Canterbury, and across the second congressional district, know that I am the only viable conservative in this race. No other candidate has the support that I do in the second congressional; we’ve put in the time and the effort and the results of our hard work is showing. The second congressional is going to be vital for the Republicans in 2018, with their help, we will create a fresh start for Connecticut!”

Canterbury is the fifth Republican Town Committee to publicly endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor in 2018.

SUPPORT FOR LUMAJ RUNS STATEWIDE. RELEASES FOURTH TOWN COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENT.

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Southington, CT, March 5, 2018 –

Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsement of the Pomfret Republican Town Committee today. The Pomfret RTC held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on March 1st, where they discussed the upcoming gubernatorial election and other statewide races. A motion was made to endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor and was passed unanimously.

“I am delighted to have the endorsement of the Pomfret Republican Town Committee,” Lumaj stated. “Pomfret Republicans are a very dedicated group of party activists and they hold firm to conservative principles and values. I am happy that our message of common sense conservative principles resonated with them.”

Lumaj For CT Campaign Manager, Brock Weber, added, “Having the support of the Pomfret RTC speaks to Peter’s broad support in this race. Peter is picking up steam in every corner of Connecticut – small towns, suburban communities and is playing very well in our cities. He has the ability to build a coalition, like no other candidate, that can win in November of 2018. We look forward to working with the Pomfret Republicans to build a fresh start for Connecticut.”

The Pomfret Republican Town Committee is the fourth town committee to publicly endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor in 2018.

Another CT Conservative Leader Backs Lumaj!

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Southington, Connecticut, Thursday, March 1st, 2018 –

Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsement of another Republican Town Committee Chairman today, Chairman Bob Ferguson of Weston. Team Lumaj is excited to have the support of Bob and many other conservative and Republican leaders across our state. We look forward to earning the support of many more in the coming months. Our team looks forward to working with Bob to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!

Bob Ferguson, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Weston:

” I feel that Peter is the only candidate in the race that stands out as a true Constitutional conservative. Peter’s story of coming to America with his family, fleeing an oppressive communist regime is one that all Americans should respect and admire. Peter’s father died as a political prisoner at the hands of an oppressive government. He, and he alone, is the only candidate in the race that has lived with the results of a country that puts government first and it’s people second.”

“The state of Connecticut has gone off the deep end, both fiscally and politically. It is now becoming accepted practice to threaten and intimidate anyone with conservative viewpoints in this state in order to silence opposing points of view. This is encouraged by a Governor that has spent seven years forcing companies and individuals to leave our state over astronomical taxes and oppressive government regulation. As a first generation immigrant, Peter can reach out to Connecticut’s growing immigrant population because he once stood in their shoes and lives their dreams.”

“Therefore, I proudly endorse Peter Lumaj as the next Governor of Connecticut!”

Conservative Leader Dubitsky Endorses Lumaj!

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Southington, CT, February 27, 2018 – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, announced the endorsement of State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) earlier today in Lumaj’s bid to become the 2018 Republican party nominee for Governor of Connecticut.

“Peter Lumaj is just the type of principled and focused leader Connecticut needs to guide our state back to solvency after eight years of Dan Malloy’s irresponsible spending.” Dubitsky said. “Peter’s life experience gives him a unique understanding of the dangers wrought by government overreach.”

Dubitsky joins an impressive list of conservative leaders throughout Connecticut supporting Lumaj’s gubernatorial campaign ahead of the 2018 Connecticut Republican party convention that will be held at Foxwoods in May.

“While lowering taxes, reducing regulation and unleashing personal liberty are bringing explosive growth to the rest of the country, Connecticut remains stuck in Malloy’s regressive state-centered policies which are strangling innovation and economic activity. With Peter Lumaj as Governor, Connecticut will retake its historic role as a leader in business expansion and rejoin America’s ascent to prosperity.” Dubitsky said.

“Doug is someone who I have known for a long time and someone who I have deep respect for. He is a dedicated public servant to his district and to the people of eastern Connecticut, he is a tireless defender of the constitution and a true advocate for conservative principles.” Lumaj said. “He has served the people of Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich, Scotland and Sprague as a true professional and I am greatly honored and thankful to have his endorsement and counsel. I am excited to work with him in the coming months to help create a fresh start for Connecticut!”

Lumaj Announces More Endorsements

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Southington, Connecticut, Monday, February 26th, 2018 –

Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsements of three new Republican Town Committee Chairmen today. Lumaj gained the endorsements of Jonathon Gilman, Jerry Morales and Brooke Cheney. Team Lumaj is excited to have the support of conservative leaders throughout Connecticut and we look forward to earning the support of many more in the coming months. We look forward to working with all of them as we work to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!

Jonathon Gilman, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Bozrah:

“Peter is a true Conservative. He understands the people of Connecticut and will be their voice in Hartford. He can WIN!” – Jonathon Gilman, RTC Chairman, Bozrah

Jerry Morales, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Preston

“Peter has lived through some monumental trials, and because of that he knows firsthand what it means to seek and live the American dream. Peter has accomplished many goals, and now he wants to give to this country by way of Connecticut. I believe he will contribute greatly to the betterment of Connecticut” – Jerry Morales, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Preston

Brooke Cheney, Republican Town Committee Chairwoman, Harwinton

“Peter has demonstrated a unique ability to win this election and defeat the opposition in the fall. He has the ability to win votes in small towns, win in suburbia and make tremendous inroads in our inner cities. Peter has a plan to reach out and bring Democrat and Independent votes to the entire Republican ticket, and he will be able to energize the base and Trump voters at the same time. The best bet for a win in November 2018 is to nominate Peter Lumaj and that is why I fully endorse him for Governor!” – Brooke Cheney, RTC Chairwoman, Harwinton

Lumaj Announces State Central Endorsements

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Southington, Connecticut, Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 –

Propelled by Peter’s success at the third Connecticut Republican Party Gubernatorial Debate, Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsements of two new Republican State Central Committeemen today. Lumaj gained the endorsements of Gregg Hannan (R-12) and Scott Saunders (R-31). Team Lumaj is excited to have the support of these two conservative leaders ahead of the Republican State Party Convention in May. We look forward to working with all of them as we work to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!

Gregg Hannan, CTGOP State Central Committeeman, 12th District:

“I am proud to endorse Peter Lumaj to be the next Governor of Connecticut. Peter has shown a consistent commitment to conservative principles and is a passionate advocate for the changes we need to restore Connecticut to prosperity. Peter’s message and inspiring life story – escaping communist Albania, working his way through school, and running a small business – will attract and energize new voters and lead the Republican Party to victory in November.” – Gregg Hannan

Scott Saunders, CTGOP State Central Committeeman, 31st District:

“Peter has a solid vision to get Connecticut back on a positive course. He’s also got the courage and conviction to see it through. Those leadership traits are crucial to guide us back to sound fiscal responsibility. – Scott Saunders

“I am honored to have the support of Gregg and Scott, Lumaj stated. Both of these men are dedicated community leaders and are steadfast servants to our party. They bring with them years of experience and knowledge. I look forward to working with both Gregg and Scott to build a fresh start for Connecticut!”

Lumaj Announces More Endorsements

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Southington, Connecticut, Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 –

Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsements of three Republican Town Committee Chairmen today. Lumaj gained the endorsements of Nazih Noujaim, Gerald Nagy and Thomas Brummett. Team Lumaj is excited to have the support of conservative leaders throughout Connecticut and we look forward to earning the support of many more in the coming months. We look forward to working with all of them as we work to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!

1.Nazih Noujaim, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Prospect

2.Gerald Nagy, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Ashford

3.Thomas Brummett, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Canterbury

“I am humbled and honored to have the support of these Chairmen, Lumaj stated. We have been working very hard in all corners of Connecticut to spread our message of common sense conservative solutions and I’m pleased to report that it is resonating! We are building strong momentum heading into the Republican Convention. I look forward to working with Nazih, Gerry and Tom to build a fresh start for Connecticut, they are great additions to our team!”

Lumaj Rolls Out More Endorsements From Southington

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Southington, Connecticut, Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 –

Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsements of two local Republican officials today. Lumaj gained the endorsements of Southington Town Councilman William Dziedzic and Southington Board of Finance Member Tony Morrison. Team Lumaj is excited to have the support of conservative leaders in the Town of Southington . We look forward to working with them as we work to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!

William Dziedic, Councilman, Town of Southington:

“I support Peter for Governor because I think some very tough and potentially unpopular decisions need to be made with respect to where our State is financially. I think he has the courage to make these decisions and not be afraid to upset the status quo.”- Councilman William Dziedic

Tony Morrison, Board of Finance, Town of Southington:

“Peter is a dynamic individual with an inspiring life story which has given him the ability to understand and share the concerns and aspirations of all Connecticut citizens. He has a clear agenda to solve our state’s serious financial problems and the leadership skills to implement them. I am delighted to endorse Peter Lumaj as the Republican nominee for Governor in 2018.”- BOF Member Tony Morrison

Lumaj has also been endorsed by State Representative Rob Sampson who represents Southington and Wolcott in the General Assembly. Please stay tuned for future endorsements! Many more coming!

LUMAJ BUILDING MOMENTUM. RELEASES THIRD TOWN COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENT.

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LUMAJ BUILDING MOMENTUM. RELEASES THIRD TOWN COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENT.

Wolcott, CT, February 6, 2018 – The Wolcott Republican Town Committee has announced it’s endorsement of Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut in 2018. At their monthly meeting on January 25th, the Wolcott Republican Town Committee discussed the upcoming gubernatorial election and other state races.

After discussion, a motion was introduced for an official town committee endorsement. The Wolcott RTC voted unanimously to endorse Peter Lumaj’s campaign effort to bring common sense conservative principals back to Hartford as the next Governor of our state.

Wolcott Town Committee Chairman Sean Hughes echoed the committee’s decision stating, “Peter Lumaj is the right man at the right time to save our state from the failed liberal policies of Dan, Dannel, Dan Malloy and the career politicians that continue to support his destruction of our state’s economy.” Hughes goes on to say, “Peter’s principled approach which is based on Constitutional limited government, personal responsibility and economic freedom, is what will win back control of Connecticut for taxpayers and families in November.”

The Wolcott Republican Town Committee is the third town committee to publicly endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor in 2018.

Republican candidates seeking state offices visit Wilton

By Stephanie Kim – The Hour

Peter Lumaj, an immigration attorney from Fairfield, said the first few issues he’d tackle as governor would be to reform statewide agencies, the state income tax and the welfare system. He also shot down tolls and adding more taxes. And he vowed to push away “socialism (that) is coming to the United States” — which he said bears similarities to the Communist regime he fled from in his native country of Albania in the 1980s.

“If we make these changes right away, and if we go to Hartford with the character and the fortitude of dismantling the mentality that we have in Hartford right now, we can change the state around,” said Lumaj, who lost in a close race for secretary of state in 2014. “Only someone who’s a compete outsider, like I am, can make those changes.” Read the full story here.

Future of Connecticut’s Governor’s Residence Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

By Max Reiss – NBC Connecticut

Take Peter Lumaj, a Republican running for governor. Lumaj said of the estate at the corner of Prospect and Asylum Hartford, “When you run for governor, or any position in the government, I don’t think that should be about perks, that should be about service.”

Lumaj recommends using the property as a way to raise revenue for the state of Connecticut. He even said he would commute from his Fairfield County home in order to save money on the Residence. He said the cost of security would pale in comparison to management of the estate. Read and watch the story here.

Let them go bankrupt!

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February 9, 2018

Southington, CT – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, hit back against the Malloy Administration’s “imminent deal” to bailout the City of Hartford this morning. Lumaj stated that “This move is irresponsible and places an undue burden on the backs of taxpayer’s in cities and towns who are able to manage their finances properly. This is an attempt, by Malloy, to punish successful towns and redistribute wealth to his political allies.”

Lumaj continued, “When the state rewards the reckless spending and carelessness of city politicians, it keeps failed leadership in place for another generation. Constantly bailing out Hartford creates systematic failure – and we simply cannot afford to do it. The state needs to force Hartford residents to come face-to-face with their own financial reality. The reality is, failed liberal Democrat policies and payouts are dismantling self reliance and it is in turn destroying our inner cities. These decisions are prolonging cycles of failure and poverty.”

“We need to create a fresh start for Connecticut. We can save our inner cities by creating an environment for economic growth and investment. This starts with tax cuts reigning in the size, scope and cost of government and then prioritizing our spending. It’s time to stop putting band aids on our problems and address them for what they are. As Governor, it will be my job to fight for each and every citizen of this great state, but I will NOT reward failure.”

 

Lumaj Building Momentum. Releases Third Town Committee Endorsement.

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Wolcott, CT, February 6, 2018 – The Wolcott Republican Town Committee has announced it’s endorsement of Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut in 2018. At their monthly meeting on January 25th, the Wolcott Republican Town Committee discussed the upcoming gubernatorial election and other state races.

After discussion, a motion was introduced for an official town committee endorsement. The Wolcott RTC voted unanimously to endorse Peter Lumaj’s campaign effort to bring common sense conservative principals back to Hartford as the next Governor of our state.

Wolcott Town Committee Chairman Sean Hughes echoed the committee’s decision stating, “Peter Lumaj is the right man at the right time to save our state from the failed liberal policies of Dan, Dannel, Dan Malloy and the career politicians that continue to support his destruction of our state’s economy.” Hughes goes on to say, “Peter’s principled approach which is based on Constitutional limited government, personal responsibility and economic freedom, is what will win back control of Connecticut for taxpayers and families in November.”

The Wolcott Republican Town Committee is the third town committee to publicly endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor in 2018.

Conservatives Rallying Behind Lumaj. Conservative Leader, Rob Sampson Endorses Campaign.

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Wolcott, CT, February 1, 2018 – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, announced the endorsement of State Representative Rob Sampson (R-80) this afternoon in his bid to become the 2018 Republican Party Nominee for Governor of Connecticut.

“I am proud to endorse Peter Lumaj as my candidate of choice for the next governor of the State of Connecticut,” Sampson stated. “Peter is not only a smart businessman who shares my conservative Republican ideology. He also shares my values as a proud American and knows exactly what changes need to be made to create a better future for Connecticut” Sampson stated.

Sampson joins a growing list of Republican leaders throughout Connecticut supporting Lumaj’s campaign ahead of the 2018 Connecticut Republican Party Convention that will be held at Foxwoods in May.

“Peter understands the state’s problems thoroughly and I know him well enough to know that he has the added qualities of reliability and fearlessness – often where others who talk a good game fall short.” Sampson continued, “I know Peter will do what he says, and I look forward to working with him to get the job done.”

“I am excited to have the support of conservative leader, Rob Sampson. Rob is a strong and fearless legislator in the General Assembly. I have admired his leadership and robust defense of conservative ideals within our state throughout his four terms as a State Representative,” Lumaj stated. “I applaud his tireless work fighting back against the liberal agenda of Dan Malloy and the Democrats in Hartford. Rob is both an influential legislator and a good friend – I am thankful for his endorsement and I greatly look forward to working with him as we create a fresh start for Connecticut.”

Lumaj Blasts Malloy – “It’s Highway Robbery!”

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January 31, 2018

Southington, CT – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor hit back against Gov. Malloy’s reckless proposal to institute tolls, drastically increase the state gasoline tax and institute a new tax on tire purchases in Connecticut this morning.

“This proposal is a slap in the face to all hard-working men and women in our state.” Lumaj stated. “This Governor, for some reason or another, simply can’t recognize that Connecticut has a spending problem not a revenue problem – adding additional burdens on the backs of taxpayers, struggling businesses and families is not in the best interest of our state. It’s highway robbery!”

“Governor Malloy and his insider cronies in Hartford need to realize that this is NOT their money, it is the taxpayer’s money. They cannot come raid our wallets and pocketbooks every time they mismanage the state’s finances. Connecticut’s gas tax is already the sixth highest in the nation, implementing tolls and a tire tax adds insult to injury – how much money does Hartford really need? We need to reign in the cost, size and scope of government – it’s time to cut the fat in Hartford, make the tough decisions to reduce our state’s unfunded liability burden and, for once, give our taxpayers a break.”

“Connecticut needs to become competitive again. This proposal is anti-taxpayer, anti-business and anti-family. I don’t support it, the business community doesn’t support it and the people of Connecticut don’t support it. I urge all Connecticut taxpayers to call their legislators and just say no to tolls and taxes.”

Lumaj Grabs Major Endorsement In New Britain

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New Britain, CT, January 29, 2018 – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, announced the endorsement of Former Alderman Jim Sanders, Jr. (R-New Britain) this morning in his bid to become the 2018 Republican Party Nominee for Governor of Connecticut.

Sanders, an outspoken and principled conservative voice in New Britain, joins a growing list of Republican leaders and conservative organizations throughout Connecticut supporting Lumaj’s campaign ahead of the 2018 Connecticut Republican Party Convention that will be held at Foxwoods in May.

“I’m tired of politicians that say one thing and then do another. To turn Connecticut around, we need a real political outsider, a real conservative that can shake things up and dismantle the tax and spend mentality in Hartford. Too often, we are forced to settle for candidates that don’t represent our values – this year we don’t have to do that. Peter Lumaj is a principled conservative outsider that can win. I’m proud to endorse his candidacy for Governor” Sanders stated.

In response to Sanders endorsement, Brock Weber, Campaign Manager for Lumaj, stated, “Jim is the leading conservative voice in New Britain and a man of tremendous integrity and respect. We are happy he’s on board and we look forward to working with him to create a fresh start for Connecticut.” Weber continued, “this endorsement goes to show that Peter’s support is broad and comes from every corner of Connecticut. We have worked hard to build a solid conservative coalition across the state and we are confident that we have the grassroots army in place to capture the Republican nomination. Jim’s endorsement furthers that effort.”

Lumaj Campaign Gaining Momentum: Grabs Major Endorsement For 2018, Senator Henri Martin

Bristol, CT, January 16, 2018 – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, announced the endorsement of State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) this morning in his bid to become the 2018 Republican Party Nominee for Governor of Connecticut.

Martin joins a growing list of Republican leaders and conservative organizations throughout Connecticut supporting Lumaj’s campaign ahead of the 2018 Connecticut Republican Party Convention that will be held at Foxwoods in May.

Martin stated that he was proud to stand behind Lumaj, “Peter is a dedicated conservative who will fight everyday for the people of Connecticut. He has presented a solid and detailed roadmap for Connecticut that contains a bold vision for a sustainable future. Peter’s values are my values – we both believe in the dignity of hard work, the value of individual responsibility and the importance of extending a helping hand to those who are unable to help themselves.”

Martin continued, “Peter’s personal narrative is one that embodies the American Dream. Much like my parent’s own immigration story, Peter’s story is one of personal perseverance that led to promise and prosperity. The Republican Party would be wise to embrace candidates like Peter Lumaj because he is authentic and relatable. Those two qualities are paramount to winning elections in hardworking blue-collar districts like mine – Peter can win small towns like Plymouth and Harwinton, but he also has a unique ability to play well and win bigger cities like Bristol. I am confident that if we nominate Peter Lumaj, we will win in November of 2018.”

In response to Senator Martin’s endorsement, Lumaj stated, “I am proud and humbled to have the support of Senator Martin. Henri is a dear friend and one of the most courageous conservative leaders we have in Connecticut. He is a passionate and dedicated public servant and we welcome him with open arms to the team. I look forward to taking advice from Henri and working with him in the coming months as we work together to create a fresh start for Connecticut.”

Connecticut Republican Leaders Endorse Lumaj For Governor

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Southington, Connecticut, Thursday January 18th, 2018
 
Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsements of three prominent Connecticut Republican Party leaders today. Lumaj gained the endorsements of Dennis Cleary, Cathleen Paskus and Scott Veley. All are current members of the Connecticut Republican Party State Central Committee. The Connecticut Republican Party State Central Committee is comprised of party leaders, two elected from each state senatorial district, and charged with overseeing the operations of the Connecticut Republican Party. Team Lumaj is honored to have them on board and we look forward to working with them as we work to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!
 
Dennis Cleary, CTGOP State Central Committeeman, 16th District:
 
“Connecticut’s Republican party needs Peter Lumaj as governor. His principled leadership will help grow our party and capture the state legislature in 2018. You should be as tired as I am of squishy candidates who can’t back up their Republican principals. With Peter we will have a true conservative who understands conservative principals because he actually believes and lives them.” – Dennis Cleary
 
Cathleen Paskus, CTGOP State Central Committeewoman, 31st District:
 
“I am proudly supporting Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut. Peter is the only real conservative Republican in the race. Peter is a small business owner, not a politician. He knows the state is out of control with spending. He looks to cut government and bring back government transparency which we greatly need in Connecticut. Peter will work to prioritize public safety for our citizens, cut the cost, size and scope of government and make our elected officials accountable to Connecticut citizens and to tax payers.” – Cathy Paskus
 
Scott Veley, CTGOP State Central Committeeman, 6th District:
 
“Peter’s unscripted mesmerizing speech relaying the escape from his oppressive homeland of Communist Albania at our State Convention several years ago, made me realize his deep commitment to his new home, the United States of America. Since then, Peter has become a Conservative voice in Connecticut, offering common sense solutions, embracing self-reliance, advocating for traditional values and constitutional freedoms. It is these qualities that have convinced me Peter Lumaj can win the Governorship of the State of Connecticut.” – Scott Veley
 
In addition to the endorsements released today, Lumaj has also been endorsed by the Plymouth and Barkhamsted Republican Town Committees. Please stay tuned for future endorsements! Many more coming!