Updates from the trail

TRUMBULL -- Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, reacted Thursday to numbers from the Connecticut Department of Labor showing the state lost more than 6,000 jobs during the month of October.

"The alarming trajectory of our state's economy is a direct product of the feckless leadership of Gov. Malloy and his Democratic insider allies in Hartford," Herbst said.

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TRUMBULL -- Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, campaigned Saturday with GOP candidates for local office in Middletown, Enfield and Cromwell. The Saturday blitz brought the total number of cities and towns where Herbst has personally knocked on doors to support local Republicans in the Nov. 7 elections up to eight.

"Local Republican leaders form the lifeblood of our party," Herbst said. "While Connecticut has suffered under one-party Democratic rule at the state level for seven years, Republicans at the local level have provided an alternative and refreshing brand of leadership," he said.

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NORWALK, CT — Trumbull First Selectman and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tim Herbst campaigned with GOP candidates for local office in Norwalk over the weekend.

"It is absolutely essential for our party that we continue to maintain control of a majority of cities and towns where voters can see first hand how Republican policies lead to better outcomes for taxpayers," Herbst said.

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GOP gubernatorial contender and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst appeared on Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel to discuss the economic damage Connecticut  has suffered under eight years of the tax-hiking, job-crushing agenda of Gov. Malloy and his insider allies in Hartford.

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Groton — Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, campaigned on Wednesday in Groton with Republican candidates for town council to support the candidates and other Republicans running in the upcoming municipal elections.

"The ongoing budget crisis manufactured by insiders in Hartford continues to threaten education funding for towns like Groton," Herbst said in a news release.

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Sometimes it’s the list your town or city doesn’t make that Trumbull’s Tim Herbst says sets him apart from his gubernatorial rivals Joe Ganim and Mark Lauretti.

Both Ganim’s and Lauretti’s cities were placed on a credit downgrade watch list this week.

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First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, had raised a total of $195,487.69 at the close of the third quarter of 2017. This represents a jump of about $46,698 in the last three months. Herbst had reported having raised a total of $148,790 at the end of the second quarter of 2017, which ended June 30.

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TRUMBULL -- Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst earned the endorsement of the Trumbull Republican Town Committee (RTC) in his bid to become the state's next governor at the group's meeting Sunday.

"It has been my honor to lead my hometown over the last eight years and to fight and win elections with such an incredible group of local Republicans," Herbst said.

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Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, who’s not seeking reelection to another two-year term in favor of  pursuing the 2018 Republican nomination for governor, released a list of early endorsements from current and former municipal leaders from around the state.

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TRUMBULL, CT — First Selectman Tim Herbst now has endorsements from 11 current and former municipal leaders across the state in his bid for governor.

"Our campaign to upend business as usual in Hartford continues to gain momentum every day and in every corner of Connecticut," Herbst said. "I am honored and humble to have the support of these incredible leaders."

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