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10 More Endorsements for Walker, Including Former Rival for Lt. Gov.

March 6, 2018 By Staff
10 More Endorsements for Walker, Including Former Rival for Lt. Gov.

The gubernatorial campaign of Dave Walker became the latest to roll out new endorsements, including one from a former primary rival.

Dave Walker, a Republican candidate for governor and former Comptroller General of the United States, announced a new slate of endorsements on Tuesday, one week after his first set of 11 CEO endorsements.

Walker’s new endorsements include Republican Town Committee (RTC) members, Republican state central committee members, and a former rival, Penny Bacchiochi.

“I first met Dave when he and I were running against each other for the Lieutenant Governor nomination,” Bacchiochi said. “After going through a tough convention and a long primary, I learned there were a lot of things I liked about Dave Walker. Dave demonstrated his unique knowledge and understanding of the fiscal problems and their solutions, and he ran his campaign with class.”

Bacchiochi and Walker were opponents in a close 2014 lieutenant gubernatorial primary. Both lost narrowly to Heather Somers, who became the GOP nominee and joined Tom Foley’s ticket.

Walker, former First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull), and Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) have, combined, announced dozens of endorsements over the last two weeks. Those three are three of the six candidates – five Republicans and one Democrat – who have cleared the important $250,000 fundraising threshold for public financing in the primary and general elections.