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Entries Tagged as 'Tim Herbst'

Herbst Rolls Out Early Endorsements For Governor

September 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

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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Assessing Ringmasters, Ringleaders

August 29th, 2017 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

For 70 years it’s been a gentlemen’s club, save for one insurgent Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem (class of 1986), the late publisher of the Bridgeport Post and Telegram, but the annual announcement of the Barnum Festival ringmaster still brings out the old timers, business leaders, government influencers and politically ambitious. The other day at the introduction […]

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Battle Lines–Herbst Campaign Files Election Complaint, Walker: No Merit

July 3rd, 2017 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Don’t expect Republicans Tim Herbst and David Walker to share a beer any time soon. The gubernatorial campaign of Trumbull First Selectman Herbst asserts Bridgeport resident Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, is violating state campaign finance law by making representations of a declared candidacy for governor under the guise of an exploratory committee.

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Rejecting Lobbyist Loot, Mattei Raises Dough With A Reformer’s Touch

July 3rd, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

So far this is a wide-open gubernatorial election cycle for 2018. An open seat, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman not clearly signaling her intentions, a slew of candidates, committed or through exploratory, raising money to leverage millions in public dollars. It provides room for a sleeper. On the Democratic side it may be Chris Mattei, a […]

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If Governor What Would Ganim And Others Do?

June 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Of the dozen or so candidates raising dough for a gubernatorial run in 2018, one of them–or perhaps another unnamed–will have a mighty mess on his/her hands to fix fiscally upon taking office in January 2019. The other night at the Connecticut Democratic Party’s annual dinner, CT Mirror reporter Kyle Constable questioned five Democratic candidates […]

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Ganim’s “Statewide” Campaign Eating Dust Of Competitors

June 10th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

If Mayor Joe Ganim is serious about a statewide run for office in 2018, he lacks a serious campaign infrastructure for the task. Ganim’s so-called campaign is eating the dust of just about every other candidate who has formed an exploratory or full-blown committee, the latest Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst who pledges to “take on the […]

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Herbst Rejects Another Term, Gears Up For Governor’s Race

May 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst will not seek another two-year term. Instead he’ll gear up for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. The field is growing in both major parties. So far Herbst is the only GOP contender to announce he’ll not accept contributions from lobbyists. On the Democratic side, Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, […]

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Malloy Won’t Seek Third Term, Here Come The Candidates

April 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Dogged by state finances and poor approval ratings, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy announced on Thursday he will not seek another four-year term in 2018. This announcement will trigger a series of decisions by would-be candidates for statewide office be it governor or other constitutional positions such as comptroller and lieutenant governor.

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