The Republican gubernatorial ticket of John P. McKinney and his running mate, David M. Walker, said Wednesday they have qualified for $1.35 million in public financing for the GOP primary and are rushing to air a commercial produced this week.
The Republican ticket of John P. McKinney and David M. Walker said Friday that an initial review of its application for public financing has raised questions about just $4,600, leaving them with hopes of still winning approval next week.
For the second time in two weeks, the public-financing application of Republican Tom Foley’s campaign for governor was judged to be incomplete, delaying by at least one week the awarding of a $1.35 million grant for his GOP primary campaign.
The Republican gubernatorial campaign of John P. McKinney is likely to jointly apply next week for public financing with his running mate, David M. Walker, an acknowledgement of McKinney’s difficulty in raising the necessary $250,000 in qualifying contributions.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney of Fairfield, who finished second and third in balloting for governor at the GOP state convention Saturday, filed papers Thursday that place them on the ballot for a Republican primary on Aug. 14. But Boughton’s running mate, Heather Bond Somers, declared herself a free agent.
Updated 1:29 p.m. Uncasville – As delegates prepared Saturday to endorse a Republican nominee for governor, John P. McKinney introduced his running mate, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, as “a turnaround specialist” who would be a full partner in overseeing an economic recovery in Connecticut. Walker finished third in balloting, but qualified for a primary.
David M. Walker once set for himself the task of saving the United States from crippling debt, a threat he sees as worthy of comparisons to the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, he will settle for saving Connecticut from bonding debt and unfunded pension obligations from a perch on the state’s Republican under ticket.
Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, who has been talking to Republicans about seeking the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor, has scheduled a press conference Monday at the State Capitol to make “a major political announcement.”