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Peter Lumaj Preparing for 2018 Bid.

Fairfield lawyer Peter Lumaj will spend the holiday weekend making final preparations for a 2018 bid for statewide office. It will be Lumaj’s third attempt. In 2012, he launched a long shot candidacy for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate. Two years later, was the Republican nominee for secretary of the state and ran a credible campaign against incumbent Denise Merrill. Lumaj made many friends among the party faithful during that campaign and has tended to those new relationship in the past two years.

Lumaj is said to be contemplating a race for governor.

In response to an inquiry, Lumaj wrote Daily Ructions:

“I have not filed any paperwork yet, but am working to put the final pieces together of an official exploratory effort. I am taking the reminder of this week and the long holiday weekend to sort out the remaining details and will have the final conversations with my family and advisors soon after.”

I am excited about this effort as we move forward, but am firmly committed to helping both the Connecticut House and Senate Republicans achieve legislative majorities in 2016.

Lumaj would be the first among what many be a platoon of candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, each thinking 2018 is the year.