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More than 45 percent of the Democratic House candidates who had announced by Thursday morning are female. Seventeen of the 111 are younger than 40, including 11 first-time candidates.
Scott Milne declared his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy on Thursday. “Pat Leahy is reckless. … (And) it’s taken maybe 42 years for Vermont to figure it out and decide we want to try a new horse,” he said.
Maple is Vermont’s official state flavor and apple its official pie. Now Vermont will have the Gilfeather turnip as its official vegetable. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the state vegetable into law Tuesday in the company of the sixth-grade class that lobbied for its recognition and the couple who trademarked the Gilfeather turnip name. The bill […]
Wolffing worked as a top aide to outgoing Senate President John Campbell for two years. She also served as the deputy commissioner for the Vermont Department of Labor.
The business consultant will be challenging incumbent Doug Hoffer, a Democrat who was elected with the support of the Progressives.
The presidential campaigns were allowed to name most of the members of the platform-writing committee this year, a change from precedent. Sanders’ picks include Bill McKibben, Cornel West and the president of the Arab American Institute.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate said her InvestVT program would not require any new money, just a rescheduling of existing plans in targeted communities.
Hillary Clinton, Sanders’ chief Democratic rival, reported more than $30 million on hand in the campaign’s most recent federal filing, while Sanders had a fraction of that.
“I don’t think he should run, and if he were to run, I don’t think it’s the best thing for him to run as a Republican,” said Vermont GOP Chairman David Sunderland on Monday.
Phil Scott tossed the piece of Bruce Lisman campaign literature on the ground, where it remained when Lisman approached the podium for his own remarks to the crowd.
Lacking entirely was any mention of Hillary Clinton, the all-but-official standard-bearer for her party in this general election.
Not just the Vermont presidential candidate but also his wife are facing harsh national headlines.
The state’s overwhelmingly white racial makeup leaves many Vermonters ill-equipped to deal with people of other races when they do come in contact with them.