Scathing commercials, disagreements on debates and political sparring have kept First Selectman Tim Herbst\u2019s campaign for state treasurer in the spotlight. With less than a week before Election Day, Herbst, who is challenging long-time incumbent Denise Nappier, said the attention shows that people aren\u2019t happy with the status quo. \u201cThe momentum our campaign is generating in the final week of the campaign demonstrates that all voters, irrespective of their political affiliations, are very concerned with the financial future of Connecticut,\u201d Herbst told The Times this week. \u201cWith an $80 billion unfunded pension liability and the highest levels of debt per person of any state in the nation, after 16 years, this problem has gotten worse and not better under Denise Nappier.\u201d Throughout the campaign season, Herbst told The Times that he\u2019s been focusing on town business and campaigning in his off hours, with little rest. Herbst, who has been urging Nappier to debate, clashed with the Democrat in a NBC Connecticut debate Wednesday night, that will air again Sunday, Nov. 2 and can be viewed here. The two debated over the health of the state pension funds and questioned each other's ethics. Recently, Trumbull\u2019s first selectman has picked up some key endorsements from media around the state. \u201cAs we enter the final week of the campaign, I am encouraged by the momentum we are building,\u201d he said. \u201cI am proud to have received the endorsement of The Hartford Courant, the New London Day and The Norwich Bulletin.\u201d Herbst has said one of the changes he will advocate for, if elected, is to take power away from the state treasurer\u2019s office. He believes the office has too much power to make unilateral moves with the pension. \u201cIt is time to start digging Connecticut out of the hole we are in and in the final lap of this campaign I will be barnstorming the state with a 30 town swing to make the case for reform,\u201d he said.