Stefanowski’s “Rebuild Connecticut Road Tour” started in northern Connecticut early Friday, and made it’s way south and west through Litchfield County. He’ll make his way back to the shoreline at
West Haven Friday night.
He got a very warm reception at the Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington, a heavily Democratic small city that has elected Republican Mayors many, many times. He’s convinced he’s going to win because he thinks he has convinced enough voters that he is the agent of change the state needs.
“The momentum is coming at the right time. Every poll that’s been done shows a gradual improvement. I think, as we get closer to Tuesday people are really focused on this. They want change.”
His tax cutting to grow the economy message was mostly well received, although not by everyone.
“I like him very much. He was not the party endorsed candidate but he had fight and I like fight,”said Barbara King of Torrington following Stefanowski’s visit.
But Susan Galinsky, also of Torrington, didn’t buy any of the Republican’s pitch saying “I will not vote for him because he’s not realistic. You cannot get rid of taxes because we won’t have the road repairs, we won’t have a lot of the stuff we have.”
Retiree Erwin Killiany of Torrington was the most enthusiastic saying, “I was going to vote for him right from the beginning when I heard he was running.”
Both campaigns plan major ‘get out the vote’ events over the weekend.