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Gov. Shumlin names Scott Coriell campaign manager

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Governor will formally kick off his bid for a third term Sept. 9.

In low turnout primary, support lags for Shumlin, Milne

A man marks his ballot at the Miller Recreation Center polling site in Burlington. VTD Photo/Alicia Freese

Eric Davis predicts Feliciano could get 10 percent of the Republican vote in the General Election, and Milne will be hard-pressed to get 30 percent.

Primary Roundup: Who won in contested House, Senate primaries

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Political newcomer uses political training program for women to gain the edge in Windham County Senate. Incumbents bumped off in Grand Isle, Caledonia.

Erenhouse, Morris, Fields, Corcoran win primaries in Bennington House races

Running in House District 2-1, for the Democrats, Timothy Corcoran II and Rachael Fields will be the party’s nominees with 812 and 340 votes respectively. They defeated Jackie Kelly, who had 222 votes.
Of the Democrats running for the nomination in District 2-2, Joann Erenhouse and Kiah Morris won, with 184 and 239 votes respectively. They defeated Jim Carroll, who got 164 votes, and Brandy Reynolds, who got 154 votes.

Balint, White win Windham County state Senate primary

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With 17 of the district’s 20 towns reporting, White had 2,199 votes followed by Balint’s 1,639. In third place was Roger Allbee with 1,149, and Joan Bowman had 427.

Margolis: Primary night predictably anti-climactic

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Statewide, the only real question surrounding Tuesday’s voting was whether Dean Corren, the Progressive Party candidate for lieutenant governor, would get enough Democratic write-in votes to get on that party’s line on the November ballot also.

With turnout predicted to be low, voters and non-voters explain why

Ellen David-Friedman, of Montpelier. Photo by Hilary Niles / VTDigger

Civic duty, political passions and whims brought Vermonters to the primary voting booths Tuesday. Busy schedules, lack of awareness and disenchantment kept others away.

Milne wraps up primary day in his old hometown

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne talks with Allen DeForge in his hometown of Barre. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

Republican gubernatorial frontrunner visits Barre as voters pick their favorites to compete in November. Most of the drama surrounds insurgent write-in campaigns.

Vermont Right to Life endorses Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, declines to back a gubernatorial candidate

The Vermont Right to Life Political Committee released its endorsements for the primary election on Monday. The organization encourages its members to choose the Republican ballot. The committee chose not to recommend a candidate for governor. Three of the four candidates who are vying for the Republican nomination are pro-choice. The exception is Steve Berry, […]

Livingston announces write-in campaign for Bennington-4 House seat

Editor’s note: This article is by Anna Boarini, of the Manchester Journal, in which it was first published Aug. 25, 2014. MANCHESTER – There’s another candidate to consider for Tuesday’s primary election. Judy Livingston, a Republican and former representative for the Bennington-4 district, has launched a write-in campaign. Livingston, who served for seven terms in […]

VSEA names new legislative director

Ben Palkowski, new legislative director for the Vermont State Employees Association. Photo courtesy VSEA.

Former Democratic political operative Ben Palkowski has been named legislative director for the Vermont State Employees Association, according to a news release Monday afternoon. He replaces Steve Howard, who took over as the union’s executive director in June. Palkowski led the Vermont Democratic Party’s House campaign from 2007 to 2011, and worked in 2006 as […]

Condos warns write-in campaign results won’t be available primary night

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The Secretary of State’s office won’t start receiving results from towns until Wednesday afternoon. Some town clerks will send faxes and hard copies of the results until Thursday or Friday, Condos said, and it will be a week after the election — Sept. 2 — before they have final results for write-in candidates.

Trail mix: Primary redux

Vote. It's good for you and for democracy.

Inside baseball may capture the interest of party activists this Tuesday, but voters can be forgiven for not paying attention.

Watch Windham County Senate debate

Brattleboro Community Television filmed a debate featuring four candidates competing in the Democratic primary for the state Senate. The Windham County Democratic Committee sponsored the forum held on Thursday; James Valente, partner at the Brattleboro law firm Costello, Valente & Gentry, P.C., moderated the debate. Four candidates are contending for the two seats in the Democratic […]

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