McKinney, Walker plan to launch GOP primary ads

John McKinney
John McKinney

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney and his running mate, David Walker, plan to begin running their first TV ads in the Connecticut GOP primary.

Both candidates announced Wednesday they’ve been informed by State Elections Enforcement Commission staff they’ve successfully submitted follow-up documentation needed to qualify for an approximate $1.35 million grant from the state’s public campaign financing program.

SEEC spokesman Joshua Foley said that while their application still needs approval by the commission, they are allowed to incur expenses up to the primary spending limit of approximately $1.35 million.

A campaign spokeswoman said McKinney and Walker plan to start running TV ads soon. Tom Foley, the party’s endorsed candidate for governor, is currently running an ad.

Foley said the commission is expected to consider the candidates’ application on July 16.

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