Four years ago after losing a Republican primary for lieutenant governor, David Walker placed his waterfront Black Rock home for sale for $1,675,000. If an offer came it was not good enough for him to accept it. The Beacon Street house is now up for sale again, this time after Walker fell short of the 15 percent delegate support at the GOP convention to wage an August Republican primary for governor. See listing here. Walker texted OIB that he had planned to downsize no matter the result of the campaign.
Four years ago Walker texted OIB, “Our home was listed yesterday (Thursday) but it is not on MLS. The results of the upcoming elections will have a major impact on how long we remain in Connecticut. We love Black Rock, our home and our neighbors. We would like to stay a while. However, we need new leadership at the state and local level if we want to create a better future and keep people in the city and state.”
Republican Tom Foley lost to incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy who’s not seeking reelection for governor this year.
In issuing endorsements of GOP candidates on Wednesday, Walker echoed a similar theme: “The State of Connecticut is in serious trouble and the 2018 election may be our last chance to save the Constitution State from further decline.”
Walker purchased the home in 2009 for $1,550,000 from former Republican Congressman Chris Shays who sold it after he was defeated by Democrat Jim Himes in 2008. Shays purchased it from David Carson, retired chief executive officer of People’s Bank, who bought it from Betty Pfriem, former publisher of the predecessor papers to the Connecticut Post.
More on this from Kevin Rennie’s Daily Ructions.