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Herbst Has a New Treasurer–Already. Trumbull Republican Took Contributions from Contractors Who Bribed Ganim.

No one will be surprised if anger management course candidate Tim Herbst runs through many campaign helpers in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor. To lose a longtime treasurer so early in the campaign seems like carelessness.

Party activist Bill Jenkins of Chaplin has replaced Herbst loyalist Loretta Chory. Curiously, Chory’s husband cast the only dissenting vote recently when the Trumbull zoning authority approved a favored Herbst project for high density housing.

On the other hand, maybe Chory was uncomfortable with the contributions Herbst received from the battling Lenocis.   Alfred Sr. and Alfred Jr. were convicted of bribery in the Ganim scandals in 2001. Strange friends and contributors for someone who says he wants to clean up Hartford. The harsh Herbst, who eked out a re-election bid in Trumbull in 2015, has made curious allowances for Ganim’s corrupt behavior.

Mark Lauretti, mayor of Shelton and also a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, has also received contributions from the Lenocis for his second bid for the state’s top job.