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Lamont v. Stefanowski is Not Really About Lamont v. Stefanowski

August 29, 2018 By Staff
Lamont v. Stefanowski is Not Really About Lamont v. Stefanowski

The Democratic and Republican nominees for governor have spent a bunch of time tweeting about other people in recent days.

President Donald Trump is running for governor of Connecticut. Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) is running for a third term.

A Connecticut voter would not be crazy to believe that, given what Democratic nominee for governor Ned Lamont and Republican nominee for governor Bob Stefanowski have been talking about in the early days of the general election.

Lamont has tweeted about Trump at least seven times in the last week. Here are some choice tweets, on tariffs and on Stefanowski’s “A” grade for the Trump economy.

Stefanowski, meanwhile, has tweeted at least six times in the last week about Malloy.

If the battle between gubernatorial candidates becomes a proxy war between Donald Trump and Dan Malloy, it’s hard to tell who will win.

On the one hand, Quinnipiac found only 25 percent of Connecticut voters approve of Malloy’s performance, while 30 percent of Connecticut voters approve of Trump. On the other hand, Quinnipiac found opposition to Trump appears to be more of a motivator for Lamont than opposition to Malloy is for Stefanowski.