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Endorsement Season Continues: Herbst Announces 12 More; Total at 77

March 5, 2018 By Staff
Endorsement Season Continues: Herbst Announces 12 More; Total at 77

The former first selectman of Trumbull kicked off his week with a new round of endorsements in the race for governor.

Former First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull) announced a new slate of endorsements to kick off the week on Monday, bringing his total to 77 for his gubernatorial campaign.

New endorsements included a state representative (Kevin Skulczyck, 45th District), the former mayor of Middletown (Seb Giuliano), a former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP, Sid Holbrook), and several local officials.

From the campaign’s release:

“I am overwhelmed by the growing number of tremendous leaders of our party who are joining our campaign to upend business-as-usual in Hartford and restore prosperity to our state,” Herbst said. “Republicans across every corner of Connecticut are rallying behind the idea that if we are going to win in November and bring real change to Hartford, we need to nominate a proven reformer and Hartford outsider with a track record of winning tough elections.”

It’s just one more in a number of endorsement announcements from GOP campaigns for governor in the last week:

  • Dave Walker announced 11 CEO endorsements
  • Mark Boughton announced the endorsement of Deputy State Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos, a major figure in the state Senate
  • Mark Lauretti announced his first slate of a dozen endorsements, including leaders of Derby, Seymour, and Thomaston, and several leaders from the Shelton area
  • Rep. Prasad Srinivasan (R-Glastonbury) announced 20 endorsements, including four state representatives and two State Central Committee members

Keep up with Reclaim Connecticut for all the big endorsement-season announcements.