by Jennifer Swift
Jan 10, 2014
09:13 AMConnecticut Politics
David Walker to Make 'Major Political Announcement' Monday
Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a Bridgeport resident, will make what he says is a "major political announcement" Monday in Hartford.
A news release issued by Walker on Friday doesn't directly say what the announcement will be, but the letterhead on the release says "Dave Walker exploratory committee," with the Connecticut state outline next to it.
Hearst Connecticut Newspapers reported Thursday that Walker is eyeing a run for lieutenant governor.
Walker, who has served in the Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43 White Houses -- most recently as U.S. Comptroller General -- will be joined at the announcement by state Republican Party chairman Jerry Labriola Jr.
Walker was CEO of the now-defunct Comeback America Initiative, an organization designed to promote fiscal responsibility, government transparency and political reforms.
If Walker is, in fact, exploring a run for lieutenant governor as a Republican, he would be the first GOPer to do so. Three Republicans -- state Senate minority leader John McKinney, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti -- have formally launched campaigns for governor, while two others -- former ambassador Tom Foley and state Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton -- have formed exploratory committees.
Walker's announcement will take place at 11 a.m. Monday on the north steps of the state Capitol.David Walker to Make 'Major Political Announcement' Monday