Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General, has launched his first television commercial as a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in partnership with gubernatorial candidate John McKinney, highlighting his years in the Reagan White House, as the nation’s top auditor and efforts to reduce spending. Walker’s in an August 12 primary against GOP endorsed Penny Bacchiochi and Heather Bond Somers.
Transcript of commercial text:
I’m Dave Walker. I’m a CPA and a Reagan presidential appointee. As our nation’s top auditor I led the fight to reduce spending and reform government. My efforts to promote fiscal discipline were featured on 60 Minutes. And I led turnaround efforts in both the public and private sector. Making government more efficient and growing our economy is what I do best. I approved this message because John McKinney and I want to bring major change to Hartford.
Walker’s fundraising for lieutenant governor is expected to help McKinney qualify for a $1.3 million primary grant under Connecticut’s public financing program. As a result, they will share advertising dollars. The pair expect Connecticut’s State Elections Enforcement Commission will officially sign off on the grant on Wednesday. McKinney is facing party endorsed Tom Foley in the primary. The winner will receive a $6.5 million general election grant to face incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy.