Politics

VTDigger regularly publishes stories about Vermont politics. We cover state elections, the Vermont Legislature, the governor’s office, state agencies and major political parties. Anne Galloway covers politics for VTDigger. She can be reached at [email protected]

Leahy honored by Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a meeting on domestic violence Friday in Montpelier. At the podium is Karen Tronsgard-Scott, executive director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Photo by Sarah Olsen/VTDigger

“Ted Cruz … said that he is willing to shut down the government to destroy Planned Parenthood. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” Leahy says.

Lt. Gov Phil Scott makes bagels at Bennington bakery

Phil Scott bennington

As part of his Everyday Jobs Tour, Phil Scott prepared bagels, baked cookies at Crazy Russian Girl’s Bakery in Bennington.

Vermonters prepare to invade New Hampshire on Bernie’s behalf

Bernie Sanders' supporter David Reed of Putney displays one of his campaign T-shirts at an event in Brattleboro on Thursday. Photo by Mike Faher/VTDigger

Windham County supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign held a meeting in Brattleboro Thursday night to organize for the New Hampshire primary.

VTDigger and UVM host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lipton

Eric Lipton

Lipton’s talk will feature highlights from his groundbreaking series of articles about the corporate lobbying of state attorneys general and the money-fueled world of influence in which they operate.

Shumlin stumps for Clinton in New Hampshire

Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks with Claremont, N.H., residents Christopher Rice and Chuck Goodwin during an organized Hillary Clinton meeting at the home of Kyle and David Messier in Claremont on Monday, August 24, 2015. Shumlin spoke at the event to show his support for Clinton. Photo by Kristen Zeis/Valley News

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin tells New Hampshire audiences why he thinks Hillary Clinton would make a better president than Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Margolis: Sanders on the ‘billionaire’ class

Bernie Sanders

It would be no surprise if Sanders did win the New Hampshire primary. He is ahead of Clinton in one poll and has come closer to her in all the others.

Corren wants changes in public financing before making another bid

Progressive Party candidate for lieutenant governor Dean Corren held a news conference Thursday to talk about campaign finance reform. Photo by Cory Dawson/VTDigger

Progressive Dean Corren, who lost a race for lieutenant governor last year while opting for public campaign funding, says he would run again if the financing system were improved.

Advocate takes new role with public health nonprofit

The Vermont Public Health Association, an advocacy nonprofit, has hired Montpelier attorney Anthony Iarrapino as an executive adviser, the group announced Friday. Iarrapino, who previously worked for the Conservation Law Foundation, made his first foray into public health advocacy during the last legislative session spearheading a push for an excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages […]

Bush first Republican presidential candidate to file for Vermont primary

Jeb Bush

No other presidential candidate, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has yet filed a petition for Vermont primary.

Sanders hiring workers for N.H. campaign

Bernie Sanders as Uncle Sam. Painted by Flickr user DonkeyHotey.

Do you have an impressive resume with a few years of political campaign experience, and expertise in organizing, field operations, data delivery or digital communications? Most importantly, do you feel the Bern? If so, Bernie Sanders wants you – to apply for one of his campaign’s leadership roles in New Hampshire. Four job titles were […]

House speaker announces bid for governor

Shap Smith kicked off his gubernatorial bid in Morrisville Wednesday. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

Smith is the first gubernatorial candidate for 2016 election. The Democrat from Morrisville touted his hometown as an example of the kind of economic Renaissance he’d bring to Vermont if he were elected governor.  

Leahy advocates for further normalization of relations with Cuba

Patrick Leahy, Marcelle Leahy, Cuba

The travel ban eased in January to now permit certain forms of visits by United States citizens.

Sanders hires new press secretary, draws huge crowds on West Coast swing

Bernie Sanders

Symone Sanders – no relation to Bernie – is the Sanders campaign’s new national press secretary. A veteran of progressive politics in her home state of Nebraska, she is the national committee chair for the D.C.-based Coalition for Juvenile Justice, a criminal justice reform group.

Shap Smith, Matt Dunne file paperwork for 2016 gubernatorial race

Shap Smith

Smith plans to make a formal announcement on Aug. 19 in Morrisville.

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