Barkhamsted, Connecticut, Tuesday January 16th, 2018–
The Barkhamsted Republican Town Committee is proud to announce its endorsement of Peter Lumaj for Governor of Connecticut in 2018. The Republican Town Committee held its monthly meeting Monday January 15th, 2018 where a motion for endorsement was made to all present voting members. The motion was discussed, voted on, and passed by the members in the room.
“We’ve been strong supporters of Peter Lumaj for many years. I have always admired his deep love for this country and the individual freedoms it offers to its citizens. The Barkhamsted Republicans appreciate Peter’s strong work ethic and staunch commitment to conservative principles. His ideas and policies encourage limited government and he has a strong belief in upholding the Constitution as our Forefather’s intended” said Chairwoman Juliana Simone.
“Peter’s story personifies the American Dream.” Simone continued. “He is the ideal candidate for Governor because he is a political outsider who won’t continue the business as usual mentality in Hartford. His personal background, his conservative positions, his business acumen and his ability to win – make Peter stand out in an overly crowded field. Our committee members have always been impressed by Peter whenever they’ve heard him speak. We are confident that we’ve made the right choice.”
The Barkhamsted Republican Town Committee is the second town committee to endorse Peter Lumaj for Governor in 2018. The Plymouth Republican Town Committee endorsed Lumaj in December of 2017.
Fairfield immigration attorney Peter Lumaj, an immigrant from Albania who ran unsuccessfully for secretary of the state in 2014, emerged as the aggressor in the debate.
“If our towns were doing so great under their leadership, how come so many people are leaving the state?” Lumaj said. “We’re losing businesses to New York City, which has a socialist mayor. Just think about that for a second. Professional politicians.” Read the full storyhere.
Peter Lumaj, a refugee from Communist Albania and an unabashed admirer of President Trump, who demonstrated in 2016 that decorum accomplishes little on a stage crowded with candidates, spent much of the evening goading his rivals, especially the five Republicans who have held public office. He repeatedly dismissed them as “career politicians,” members of a political establishment that has left the state in fiscal and economic disarray. Read the full story here.
HEBRON — Nine Republican gubernatorial candidates debated Wednesday at RHAM High School on how to fix the state’s fiscal crisis, attract businesses, combat sexual harassment, and President Donald Trump. Read the full story here.
When he was 20 years old, Peter Lumaj and three of his brothers escaped from the closed Communist society of Albania. They left behind seven other siblings and their parents, all of whom were placed in an internment camp as a result. Their father died there. Read the full story here.
Lumaj, an attorney and immigrant from Albania, said he has been pitching the conservative GOP message to inner city residents and ethnic groups who haven’t traditionally voted Republican in the past, including Albanians, Portuguese and Eastern Europeans. He said he has amassed about 50,000 supporters from this effort.
“That number is going to make all the difference,” Lumaj said. “We went to those cities. We went to those ethnic groups and converted them into Republicans. That is the strategy for us to win in 2018.” Read the full story here.
CTNewsJunkie.com 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.
“Be proud that you’re Republicans. Stand by your principles,” Lumaj said, his tone suggesting he doesn’t believe everyone on stage shared his sentiment. “I’m a Republican, conservative, and I’m proud of it.” Read the full story here.
All six of the candidates called for major changes in the state tax codes. Lumaj, however, went the farthest, saying that the income tax should be repealed for families making $100,000 and less and proposing a lower sales tax…Read the full story here.
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.”
Republican Peter Lumaj, a Fairfield attorney who has been exploring a run for statewide office since late 2016, filed paperwork recently to make his gubernatorial bid official… Read the full story here.
Peter Lumaj, … ended his year-long testing of the waters for a third campaign Wednesday and filed papers declaring himself to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018…Read the full story here.
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.
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 interviewhere.
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.”
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.”
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.
Fairfield Republican Peter Lamaj raised $105,795 in the 4th quarter is 2016 for his exploratory committee for statewide office, according to his report. That’s a haul for the 2014 nominee for secretary of the state…
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, 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…
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…