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McKinney Pooling Funds With Lt. Gov. Candidate

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader and Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney says he’s officially teaming up with former U.S. Comptroller David Walker and the pair is pooling funds to qualify for public campaign financing.

McKinney and Walker said their joint campaign would file an application for public financing on Wednesday.

McKinney and Walker each received enough support at last month’s Republican State Convention to participate in the GOP’s Aug. 12 primary.

McKinney is challenging the party’s endorsed candidate for governor, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley.

Walker is challenging the party’s endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor, Penny Bacchiocchi.

Groton Town Councilor Heather Somers is also a lieutenant governor candidate.

State officials must determine whether McKinney and Walker raised the $250,000 in small contributions needed to receive approximately $1.25 million for the primary.

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