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GOP Gov Candidate Herbst Files SEEC Complaint Against Candidate Drew

September 26, 2017 By Staff
GOP Gov Candidate Herbst Files SEEC Complaint Against Candidate Drew

Dan Drew is in hot water for sending a campaign letter to employees of his city. Fellow gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst, on the other side of the aisle, filed a complaint last week.

Last week, Reclaim Connecticut brought you news about the hot water Mayor Dan Drew (D-Conn.), a candidate for governor, is in over a letter he sent to city employees seeking campaign contributions.

Drew apologized a day after the scandal broke, and pledged to return contributions he receives from his questionable outreach.

One GOP gubernatorial candidate is saying: not enough.

First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull) filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) on Friday, according to the Hartford Courant.

Herbst told the Courant:

“An apology isn’t going to cut it,’’ Herbst told Capitol Watch in an interview. “The damage has been done. He can apologize all he wants. He compromised the safety of police officers by disclosing their residential addresses to a third party. I think it’s a disgrace.’’

Herbst upped the ante on Monday, calling on Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) to weigh in, according to a post on Herbst’s Facebook:

Last night on Channel 3 I said Gov. Malloy should weigh-in on the Democratic frontrunner to replace him misusing his…

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One thing is for sure: the scrutiny is piling up for Drew, days after the controversy first broke.