Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, announced on Monday an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor saying he’s a Republican “committed to being an independent minded, inclusive and results oriented person along the lines of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush.” During his announcement in Hartford Walker stressed how he can apply his financial experience […]
Entries Tagged as 'Chris Shays'
January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events
As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.
December 21st, 2013 · 74 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics
Saying he could be a partner in restructuring state finances, Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, told OIB on Friday he’s considering a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Walker emphasized he’ll make a final decision about a statewide run after Jan. 1 following consultation with family and close friends.
September 4th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE includes Debicella announcement: Republican Dan Debicella ran a competitive race against Democratic Congressman Jim Himes in 2010, two years after Himes had defeated 20-year Congressman Chris Shays in the Barack Obama tsunami. Debicella was born in Bridgeport, his dad was a city police officer. Except you wouldn’t have known that by the kind of […]
July 7th, 2013 · 168 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States, has become treasurer of a political action committee Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport in the cause of financially supporting candidates for public office. Five school board seats are up for grabs this November as well as all 20 seats on the City Council. Walker filed […]
May 28th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Last week David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, posted this on OIB: Senator Musto’s poor judgment, lack of courage and failure to represent his constituents has me reconsidering whether I and others need to pursue (and win) elected office to change things from the inside versus the outside. Stay tuned. Musto will go if […]
Walker: Patronage Politics Barrier To Structural Changes For Fiscal Sanity, Calls For State Control Board
May 19th, 2013 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, writes the time has come for the State of Connecticut to take control of the city’s finances that includes authority to make recommendations on restructuring pension and retiree health care obligations. Walker sounds the alarm bell on finances, patronage politics and conflicts of interest such as […]