Stefanowski gets endorsement from Virginia governor

The Connecticut Republican candidate for governor officially has the Virginia governor on his side.
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 11:56 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 6:55 AM EDT
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GREENWICH, CT (WFSB) - The Connecticut Republican candidate for governor officially has the Virginia governor on his side.

Bob Stefanowski received an endorsement from Gov. Glen Youngkin in Greenwich on Wednesday night.

Channel 3 was there as Youngkin and Stefanowski hosted a meet and greet at local restaurant, Caren’s Cos Cobber.

“All states deserve a Republican governor, so I am excited to be here to support Bob and I think Connecticut should elect him the next governor,” Youngkin said.

Wednesday night was about meeting supporters, both at the restaurant and in a private fundraiser event at another location.

“The policies that he’s promoted in terms of lower taxes, good public safety, and letting parents raise their kids rather than the government, really resonate here in Connecticut,” Stefanowski said of Youngkin.

Stefanowski said Youngkin has done a good job in Virginia, and hoped to learn more on how to keep cost of living down, as well as education.

“We need to get our schools back to teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. We need to work with teachers to get the right curriculum, but we really need to have them decide at the kitchen table what they want to talk to them about and Gov. Youngkin has done a terrific job at it,” Stefanowski said.

Meanwhile, in Virginia, students held walkouts against Youngkin’s proposed changes on transgender student policies that would bar some students from certain school programs and facilities.

Channel 3 asked Stefanowski if his campaign is expecting any more out-of-state endorsements, such as one from former President Donald Trump.

“No, we are not seeking that endorsement,” Stefanowski said. “You know, I think I would like to have more local people look certainly the police forces we have spoken to.”

Incumbent Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, responded to the endorsement:

Bob Stefanowski gained an endorsement from Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin Wednesday afternoon.
The Bob Stefanowski campaign officially has the Virginia governor on their side.