Paul Heintz, a columnist for Seven Days, has tirelessly written about the connection between money and politics, and has singlehandedly taken on the task of tracking Gov. Peter Shumlin’s activities as head of the Democratic Governors Association.
On Friday, Heintz pressed Shumlin about whether he has been traveling out of state to raise money for the DGA. The governor said he has made “fundraising visits” to wealthy individuals in Los Vegas and other destinations around the country. Shumlin referred questions about who he met with to the DGA.
Shumlin refused to talk about his own fundraising campaign and whether any of the donors he met with would be also supporting his 2014 race for governor.