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Trump Gives 'Total Endorsement' To Stefanowski

Jessica Hill
Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski celebrates after defeating four other contenders in the Republican primary, in Madison, Conn., Tuesday.

President Donald Trump has given his “total endorsement” to Connecticut’s Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski.

Stefanowski is a political outsider. He used to run a payday lending company and is a former GE executive.

Trump tweeted his support Wednesday morning.

Trump has butted heads with current Democratic governor Dannel Malloy over immigration.

Stefanowski’s Democratic challenger Ned Lamont replied to the tweet with a taunt:

Stefanowski hasn’t voted in 16 years, but he says he supports Trump.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.