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McKinney, Walker combine finances

Sen. John McKinney and David Walker at the Republican convention announcing that they were teaming up. (CTNJ file photo)
Sen. John McKinney and David Walker at the Republican convention announcing that they were teaming up. (CTNJ file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. John McKinney and his running mate, David Walker, will file their paperwork today to combine their fundraising totals and apply for the Citizens’ Election Program grant.

Last week, Walker announced that he raised the $75,000 in small donations required to qualify for the lieutenant governor grant. On Tuesday, McKinney, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor, and Walker combined their finances to reach the $250,000 fundraising threshold necessary to receive the $1.35 million primary grant.

This past weekend, McKinney estimated that he would need another week to 10 days of fundraising if he wanted to reach the $250,000 threshold on his own.

“The lessons of the past are very instructive,” McKinney said Saturday after his pitch to the Working Families Party. “Four years ago there was a primary where one candidate got their money very late and I think a lot of us looking at it think the timing of the grant was harmful to the campaign.”

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