State representative Penny Bacchiochi dropped a bombshell this morning in the race for lieutenant governor. During an appearance on “Sound Off Connecticut” with Jim Vicevich on WTIC-AM 1080, The Stafford Springs Republican said supporters of one of her opponents are trying to inject race into the campaign for the number two job in the state.
Bacchiochi later told me people are calling GOP delegates on behalf of another candidate made suggestions about her bi-racial family. Bacchiochi’s husband is black. Susan Raff reported the opponent Bacchiochi refers to is David Walker, the former U.S. Comptroller General.
Tonight, in an interview with Channel 3’s Tina Martin, Walker called Bacchiochi’s claims outrageous and also demanded his opponent offer proof of her claims. This story is still developing. Tune in for Walker’s comments and the story tonight at 11 on Channel 3.