Lamont v. Stefanowski is Not Really About Lamont v. StefanowskiAugust 29, 2018
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.
The differences in this election are crystal clear. I will cut the property tax. Stefanowski wants to give the wealthiest people in Connecticut a giant tax cut while raising property taxes, gutting education, and jacking up the cost of health care. pic.twitter.com/sX0iXEKFsh
— Ned Lamont (@NedLamont) August 27, 2018
Tariffs drive up prices for consumers and hurt Connecticut businesses. Bob Stefanowski should reject this trade war, but instead he gives Trumponomics a grade of "A."https://t.co/zMZdIGRUjN
— Ned Lamont (@NedLamont) August 29, 2018
Stefanowski, meanwhile, has tweeted at least six times in the last week about Malloy.
BIG NEWS #ctpol #ctgov I am now endorsed by the Connecticut Independent Party and the @CTGOP because voters of all stripes are fed up with Dan Malloy & Ned Lamont. Let's #RebuildConnecticut
— Bob Stefanowski (@bobforgovernor) August 27, 2018
Ned Lamont wants to continue Dan Malloy's high tax government that is causing jobs to leave Connecticut and forcing your neighbors to leave our state. My plan for low tax government will bring jobs and economic growth back to Connecticut. pic.twitter.com/eHg0uUaqv7
— Bob Stefanowski (@bobforgovernor) August 28, 2018
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.
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