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On a TV near you, scenes from Connecticut’s crowded campaign

They use wrecking balls, floating boxes, and even a candidate’s brain scan. Four of the five Republican candidates for governor are on television, competing for attention with ads that offer dashes of biography with promises to cut taxes, shake up Hartford, cut state employee benefits, clean house, fight insiders, restore growth and, yes, think outside the box. All this in 30-second servings.

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A dash of guerrilla theater in GOP race for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Timothy Herbst staged a ceremonial signing Monday of the no-tax pledge popularized by Grover Norquist, whose web site promotes Norquist with theatrical-style blurbs: “The high priest of Republican tax-cutting — New York Times,” and “The dark wizard of the Right’s anti-tax cult — Ariana Huffington.” It was more theater than he expected.

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GOP’s Stemerman invests $1.8M in his gubernatorial campaign

Greenwich hedge-fund manager David I. Stemerman put down a big marker Tuesday in his newly opened campaign for governor of Connecticut, filing a finance report that shows an initial personal investment of $1.8 million in his first race for statewide office. Another Republican businessman new to the race, Bob Stefanowski, put in $250,000 of his own money.