- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist is praising the decision by the latest candidate for Connecticut governor to sign his “no new taxes” pledge.

The founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform appeared Monday at the state Capitol with former Trumbull First Selectman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst, who is now the second Republican promising not to increase taxes if elected.

Madison businessman Bob Stefanowski previously signed the pledge. Others may follow suit before the Aug. 14 primary.

Herbst is reiterating his pledge to veto any new tax increases.

Two protesters appeared at Monday’s event, holding signs criticizing Herbst’s participation in the state’s public campaign financing system.

Meanwhile, Republican businessman David Stemerman says he’s spending $10 million more of his own money on his campaign. He previously contributed $2.8 million.

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