Bridgeport resident David Walker’s on the campaign trail exploring a run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. The former U.S. comptroller general is raising funds through Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed campaigns. In an eblast fundraising pitch to potential contributors Walker emphasizes many of the themes he’s shared in OIB posts, like “Connecticut ranks at or near the bottom of all 50 states in connection with a range of key financial and competitiveness factors.”
On January 13, I announced the formation of an Exploratory Committee for the position of Lt. Governor of Connecticut. I plan to do so through conducting a Comeback Connecticut Campaign. You can find out more about my Campaign and how you can help at www.WalkerforCT.com.
As you know, Mary and I moved to Bridgeport in early 2010, and we have grown to love our home, community, and the Constitution state. Since then, I have studied the financial condition and competitive posture of the state and its major cities, including Bridgeport. I have been shocked and saddened by what I found. To the surprise of many, Connecticut ranks at or near the bottom of all 50 states in connection with a range of key financial and competitiveness factors. While a vast majority of people in our position would chose to leave after learning about Connecticut’s financial condition and competitive posture, Mary and I have decided to stay and fight to help create a comeback in both Connecticut and Bridgeport.
Given my background, I can help to make a Connecticut comeback happen in partnership with the next Governor. Importantly, if we can achieve victory in this state, it will be heard and have an impact around the country. After all, many of the challenges that Connecticut faces are also faced by other states. It may also help to spur action in gridlock ridden Washington, DC to action in connection with our nation’s key fiscal and competitiveness challenges.
I hope that you will consider making a modest investment in me and my campaign. I have decided to cap contributions at $100 per person as part of my effort to qualify for voluntary public financing. Your contribution, and anything you can do to help reach others, especially in Connecticut, invest in this effort, would be greatly appreciated. You can donate online at www.WalkerforCT.com