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Anthony Scaramucci Gives Maximum Contribution To Bob Stefanowski

Hartford Courant 2018-10-11 15:55:00

The Mooch has opened his wallet for Bob Stefanowski.

Anthony Scaramucci, the slick Wall Streeter who lasted just 10 days as White House Communications director for Donald Trump, gave $3,500 in late September to the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

Scaramucci’s name popped on the latest election filings of Stefanowski, who, eschewing public campaign financing, has raised over $2 million from donors in the governor’s race against Democrat Ned Lamont and independent Oz Griebel.

Trump’s choice of Scaramucci, who had no background in political communications, to lead the White House press operation confounded D.C. insiders and the media in July 2017.

But it was a meteoric match, with Trump firing Scaramucci less than two weeks into his West Wing tenure after Scaramucci disparaged members of the Trump administration in a expletive-filled interview with The New Yorker.

Scaramucci doesn’t live in Connecticut — he resides on Long Island — but his son, Anthony Scaramucci Jr., attends Sacred Heart University in Fairfield and plays on the lacrosse team.

Democrats say the $3,500 donation by Scaramucci — the maximum amount allowed by law — further ties Stefanowski to Trump.

“When you have an extreme tax scheme to cut health care, slash education, and raise property taxes on the middle class …when you give Trump an ‘A’ for job performance…when you get an ‘A’ rating from the NRA because you plan to roll-back smart gun laws…when you want to eliminate the minimum wage altogether…and when you get endorsed by Trump via Twitter… what in the world could make Bob Stefanowski even more like Donald Trump? Getting a donation from the Mooch,” said Christina Polizzi, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Democrats. “It once again shows that Trump’s backers are with Stefanowski, and the Trump radical agenda nationally is the Stefanowski radical scheme for us here at home. Bob Stefanowski is too extreme for Connecticut.”

Stefanowski’s campaign said the Republican doesn’t have the luxury of pouring $12 million in the campaign the way Lamont did.

“Bob has thousands of donors and it’s no secret that he has to spend a lot of his time fundraising because, unlike Ned Lamont, he didn’t inherit tens of millions of dollars,” said Kendall Marr, a Stefanowski spokesman. “But Bob has a broad range of support from Democrats, Republicans and everything in between who have stepped up to help support the campaign and get behind Bob’s message of lower taxes and greater economic growth.”

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