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CT-Gov.: Herbst, Boughton Endorsements; Handler Hits $250K

March 12, 2018 By Staff
CT-Gov.: Herbst, Boughton Endorsements; Handler Hits $250K

Updates from the campaign trail as we approach two months to state party conventions in mid-May.

It’s only Monday, and it’s already shaping up to be a busy week in the Connecticut gubernatorial race. Here are your essential updates.


Mike Handler announced he hit the $250,000 threshold required for public financing. He joins five other Republican candidates in hitting the mark.

The threshold may separate the contenders and the rest in a crowded field.


Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) rolled out several local endorsements over the weekend, including State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan), Mayor Robert Chatfield (R-Prospect), and First Selectwoman Barbara Henry (R-Roxbury).


Former First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull) announced five new endorsements in his campaign, including three RTC chairs (Enfield’s Mary Ann Turner, who is also a GOP State Central committee member, Stamford’s Fritz Blau, and Plainfield’s Dan Gallant).

Herbst said: “I am incredibly honored and humbled by the trust 82 Republican leaders have placed in me to lead our party to victory this November.”


Also be sure to check out Reclaim Connecticut’s two-part exclusive with new GOP gubernatorial candidate David Stemerman:

Keep an eye out for weekly updates from the campaign trail at