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Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off In First Debate by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2017

Lumaj said he’s not going to discuss the problems the state faces, “because everyone of you knows what the problem is with our state — career politicians.” “Here’s what we have to do,” Lumaj said. “Spur growth. Without spurring growth we’re never going to get out of this mess.” He said he would repeal the income tax for all families making less than $100,000 a year. He also suggested lowering the 6.35 percent sales tax and the 9 percent corporate tax. “We don’t have problems with revenue in our state, we have problems with spending,” Lumaj said. Read the full story here.

Plymouth Republican Town Committee Endorses Lumaj

Plymouth, Connecticut, Wednesday December 6th, 2017– The Plymouth Republican Town Committee is proud to announce its endorsement of Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut in 2018. The Republican Town Committee held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday November 29th, 2017 where a motion for endorsement was made to all present voting members. The motion was discussed, voted on, and passed unanimously by all members in the room.

“Plymouth Republicans are proud to stand united behind the candidacy of Peter Lumaj. Peter is a strong candidate who embodies the conservative values of our party and who has an actual plan and team in place that can win in November of 2018. He has the right tone, the right message and will win if he’s our nominee.” said RTC Chairman Joe Kilduff. Brock Weber, Campaign Manager for Lumaj, added, “We are excited to have the Plymouth Republicans committed to a fresh start for Connecticut. This endorsement is the first official RTC endorsement since Peter declared his candidacy for Governor and we look forward to many more as we continue our campaign over the coming months. Town Committee members and potential convention delegates are looking for a real conservative to support in 2018 – with Peter Lumaj, they have found their man.”

Lumaj Has Raised $373,000

By Chris Keating:

Veteran Republican candidate Peter Lumaj has continued his brisk fundraising pace, blowing past the $373,000 mark in his exploratory campaign. Lumaj announced his totals Tuesday for the just-finished quarter that ended on September 30. Read the full story here.

The Real Story: Peter Lumaj

HARTFORD — Fairfield Attorney Peter Lumaj who is “exploring” a run for statewide office, and has already raised a lot of money in his bid for the Republican nomination, blasts the Malloy administration and legislative Democrats for causing the deep budget crisis by extreme overspending. Check out the full interview here.

Lumaj: Malloy promoting lawlessness and chaos in our state…

By Neil Vigdor and Daniel Tepfer: Accused killer in Bridgeport slaying had been deported

Republican Peter Lumaj, an immigration lawyer from Fairfield who is exploring a run for statewide office, slammed Malloy and said his lax policies are putting residents in danger.

“He’s really promoting lawlessness and chaos in our state,” said Lumaj, who immigrated to the U.S. from Albania. “I think we’re turning our state into a sanctuary state. This thing is going to come back to haunt him.”

Read the full article from the CT Post here.


Wolcott, Connecticut, February 6th, 2017 – Today, Peter Lumaj, exploratory candidate for statewide office in 2018, announced the Steering Committee overseeing his exploratory efforts. The committee,which is composed of prominent Republicans and conservative activists from all corners of Connecticut, will serve as an advisory body to Lumaj as he continues to explore a run for Connecticut Statewide Office in 2018.

“I am excited to announce the first 40 names of our Steering Committee,” Lumaj stated. “These dedicated individuals are deeply committed to the conservative cause in Connecticut and are all prominent activists in our state and within their respective communities. I look forward to working with them over the coming months as we continue our exploratory operations and work towards creating a fresh start for Connecticut.”


Lumaj Has Fundraising Lead Among 2018 Republican Hopefuls

Russell BlairContact Reporter

Fairfield attorney Peter Lumaj raised $105,795 in the fourth quarter of 2016, the most of any of the handful of Republicans seeking statewide office in the 2018 election, according to reports filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

“We did very, very well,” Lumaj told Capitol Watch Tuesday. “The reception has been great. … The money keeps on coming in.

Lumaj, who has raised a total of $126,800, ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 and challenged Secretary of the State Denise Merrill two years ago in what ended up being a close race. He has formed an exploratory committee which means he doesn’t have to commit to which office he may seek. Asked Tuesday Lumaj said he was still weighing his options.

Read the full story from the Hartford Courant here.


Wolcott, Connecticut, January 9th, 2017 – Today, Peter Lumaj, exploratory candidate for statewide office in 2018, announced the results of his 2016 fourth quarter fundraising and the hire of Brock L. Weber, who will serve as the Exploratory Operations Manager for his statewide exploratory committee, Lumaj Explore.

Lumaj reported strong fundraising numbers coming out of the fourth quarter of 2016. Lumaj reported $105,845.00 raised in the fourth quarter (October 1st – December 31st 2016) bringing his total fundraising number to $126,850.00 since the committee was formed in September of 2016. Lumaj Explore’s current cash on hand balance is in excess of $100,000.


Peter Lumaj to Hold Late in Quarter Fundraiser.

By Kevin Rennie

Peter Lumaj, the 2014 Republican candidate for secretary of the state, continues his exploration of high office for 2018 with a late in the quarter fundraiser. Lumaj supporters will be gathering at the home of former state legislator Dennis Cleary’s Wolcott home on December 20th.

Lumaj is a Fairfield lawyer who made a brief and unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012.

Sources tell Daily Ructions that Lumaj has been busy making the rounds and raising small contributions for his 2018 campaign. Keep an eye on the 4th quarter numbers he posts. Early money is the easiest to raise as you put the touch on family and friends. A slow start can doom a promising bid…

Read the full story here.

Peter Lumaj Exploring Run For Statewide Office In 2018

Christopher Keating – Contact Reporter

Some politicians believe it’s never too early to get started.

That is the case for Peter Lumaj, a Republican attorney who filed his papers Tuesday for statewide office – in 2018.

Lumaj, who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 and Secretary of the State in 2014, opened up an exploratory committee – meaning he does not need to declare for a particular statewide office.

“I’m starting early,” Lumaj said in an interview in the Capitol press room. “We’re looking at all the possibilities for 2018. It’s open-ended.”

Read the full story from the Hartford Courant here.

Peter Lumaj Preparing for 2018 Bid

By Kevin Rennie

Fairfield lawyer Peter Lumaj will spend the holiday weekend making final preparations for a 2018 bid for statewide office. It will be Lumaj’s third attempt. In 2012, he launched a long shot candidacy for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate. Two years later, was the Republican nominee for secretary of the state and ran a credible campaign against incumbent Denise Merrill. Lumaj made many friends among the party faithful during that campaign and has tended to those new relationship in the past two years…

Read the full story here.