Updates from the trail

TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst said Monday the next governor should lead the search for a replacement for UCONN President Susan Herbst, who announced Monday she would leave her position in the Summer of 2019.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced the endorsement Monday of the Southern Connecticut State University College Republicans.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst reacted Saturday to the Democratic Party endorsement of Ned Lamont for Governor.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced the endorsement Thursday of the Central Connecticut State University College Republicans as grassroots conservative figures and organizations continue to rally behind Herbst.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst was endorsed Wednesday by the political arm of the Family Institute of Connecticut, an advocacy organization for socially conservative policies.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst sharply criticized Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Monday for engaging in class warfare during a Sunday interview with WFSB's Dennis House. During the interview, Boughton described Democratic candidate Ned Lamont as "somebody born with a silver spoon in their mouth, part of the one-percent that has pillaged this state and the rest of the country."

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst expressed confidence Sunday his campaign is well-positioned to win the August primary for governor. Herbst won two congressional districts (the second and third) at the CTGOP Convention Saturday and nearly tied two others (the first and fourth), garnering just over 40 percent of the total vote on the third and final round of balloting. Herbst won the Second Congressional district by a margin of two-to-one.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced the endorsement Saturday of State Sen. Heather Somers of Groton, the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2014. Somers will nominate Herbst for governor at the CTGOP Convention Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Herbst's nomination will be seconded by North Haven First Selectman Michael J. Freda.

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My Fellow Republicans,

When I announced my campaign for governor last June, it was exactly 19 years from the day I graduated from Trumbull High School.

My time at Trumbull High School taught me to love and fight for my community.

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TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst climbed to 137 total endorsements from GOP committees, party leaders and elected officials Wednesday. Herbst added five new endorsements, including the Weston Republican Town Committee and four party officials.

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