TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced a new slate of endorsements Monday for the fifth consecutive week. The six new endorsements bring Herbst's total roster of public support from current and former GOP officials, party leaders and party committees to 88.Read the full blog post
I'm not sure I agree with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst, the former first selectman of Trumbull, on many issues, but I do like some of his tough talk on loosening the grip of unions on the state's financial future.
I also heard an interesting fact from Herbst, in his pitch for pension reform for state retirees, as he gave an example during a recent interview with The Day's editorial board, of how generous Connecticut is with its retirees, especially with post-employment medical benefits.Read the full blog post
TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced five new endorsements Monday from current and former Republican officials and party leaders, bringing Herbst's total number of endorsements to 82.Read the full blog post
Tim joined WFSB Channel 3's Dennis House on "Face the State" Sunday and discussed the need for Republicans to rally behind the strongest candidate to win in November and a candidate that "is going to have a spine of steel" to pursue the kind of bold reforms needed to restore prosperity to Connecticut.Read the full blog post
Soon after the publication of my Jan. 21 column, “Crowded field does not bode well for state,” concerning the 2018 race for governor in Connecticut, I got an email from the campaign of one candidate in that crowded field, Republican Tim Herbst.
His campaign spokesman challenged the accuracy of my description of Herbst as the “hard-right leaning former first selectman of Trumbull.” It wasn’t the first selectman part he had trouble with. The challenge came with an offer to sit down with the candidate, and last Tuesday columnist David Collins, Publisher Gary Farrugia and I did so.Read the full blog post
TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst blasted Gov. Malloy Thursday for comments saying the NRA had essentially become a "terrorist organization." Herbst said the comments vilify responsible, law-abiding Connecticut residents and do nothing to make our schools and communities safer — while there are growing concerns about the mental health and criminal justice systems in the state.Read the full blog post
TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced 12 new endorsements Monday from current and former Republican elected officials and party leaders, bringing Herbst's total number of endorsements to 77.Read the full blog post
TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst applauded Republican legislators in Hartford Tuesday for forcing a tie-vote on whether to recommend Gov. Malloy's nominee Justice Andrew McDonald for Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court to the full General Assembly. The tie-vote outcome means the Judiciary Committee will offer a negative recommendation on the nomination.Read the full blog post
Former First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull) announced a new slate of endorsements on Monday morning, as candidates for governor continued what is already a busy endorsement season three months ahead of the state convention.Read the full blog post