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Stefanowski says he didn't know white nationalist advocate was at Redding party

Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski has issued a statement about going to a weekend party for White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, at his Redding home, where a reputed white nationalist was also in attendance. 


Stefanowski said in an emailed statement that he did not see the guest list in advance, didn't notice Peter Brimelow there and couldn't pick him out of a line up.  He added that he was appalled to learn he was in the same room with him. 


Kudlow has known Brimelow for more than four decades and told The Washington Post he was unaware of the Litchfield resident's association with white nationalism.  The party was held a day after White House speechwriter Darren Beattie was fired when it became public that he spoke on a panel with Brimelow in 2016, according to the Post.


The Hartford Courant has learned that Roger Stone was also in attendance.  The Trump confidant and Norwalk native is a focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.