Appealing to Republican primary voters on spending and taxes, State Senator John McKinney, with a nod to his running mate Bridgeport resident David Walker, declares in his intro television commercial he’s “the only candidate for governor who’s willing to target the size of state government.”
“Dan Malloy raised taxes. Increased spending. And now Connecticut is broke,” McKinney says in the commercial. He then smacks Republican endorsed Tom Foley, claiming Foley won’t cut spending. McKinney faces Foley in an August 12 primary.
As he closes out the commercial, McKinney says into the camera, “Dave Walker and I want to bring major change to Hartford.”
McKinney hopes he receives the blessing this week from the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission he has qualified for a $1.3 million public financing grant for the primary. The money Walker raised for his run for lieutenant government will put McKinney over the top for grant approval.
You’ll be hearing Walker’s name in McKinney campaign spots.
Walker is opposing two other Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, party endorsed Penny Bacchiochi and Heather Bond Somers.