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Entries Tagged as 'Chris Shays'

Shays Back Home In Walker’s House For Fundraiser

March 25th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Update: comment from Shays. They have lived in the same house, they sometimes are physically confused for the other, and both are Republicans. So why shouldn’t former Congressman Chris Shays lend his name to a fundraiser for former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a candidate for lieutenant governor trying to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election […]

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Walker: Tired Of Career Politicians Distorting Facts

January 13th, 2014 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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 […]

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

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.

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Will David Walker Run For Lieutenant Governor?

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.

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Debicella Announces Second Run Against Himes–Will He Ignore Bridgeport Voters Again?

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 […]

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Community Group Forms Political Action Committee, Walker Serves As Treasurer

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 […]

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David Walker Weighs Candidacy For Public Office–What’s A Fit?

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 […]

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