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.

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