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McKinney-Walker grant postponed until next week

HARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. John McKinney and David Walker won’t be getting their public campaign funds on Thursday as planned, but they expect to receive approval from election regulators by July 16.

The two are rushing to get out a TV commercial they filmed Monday, the same day their Republican opponent Tom Foley began airing his first commercial of the campaign season.

McKinney and Walker, who were $4,600 away from reaching the $250,000 fundraising threshold prior to the Fourth of July weekend, said they were told by the State Elections Enforcement Commission that their campaign has successfully submitted the information it requested and will qualify for the $1.35 million.

“We have also received confirmation that we may expend funds immediately, subject to the overall grant cap and the required reimbursement rules. We intend, therefore, to commence our activities this week, as originally planned,” the campaign said in a statement.

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