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]

Ram to run for lieutenant governor

Rep. Kesha Ram’s announcement sets up a Democratic primary for lieutenant governor against Brendan Riker of Marlboro. The two Dems are both young, Ram is 29 and Riker is 28, both are from California — and both appear to be equally ambitious.

Podcast + Story: Sore about treatment by media, GOP in 2014, Milne seeks a foothold in next election

Scott Milne is back, seriously considering another run for public office. And if he does, the former candidate for governor says he’ll likely wage a low-key, low-budget campaign for U.S. Senate or lieutenant governor. PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH MARK JOHNSON

Audio + Story: At Vermont GOP fundraiser, Kasich touted as ‘anti-Trump’

Several Vermont Republican leaders described Kasich, 63, as more level-headed than others in the Republican field and praised his budget-balancing skills and compassionate approach to social problems. His presidential campaign web site posted a Chicago Tribune editorial on Tuesday that called Kasich “The Anti-Trump.”

Vermont ranks 41st in electoral success of women

Vermont is one of three states, along with Delaware and Mississippi, which has never elected a woman to U.S. Congress, according to the report. And only one woman, Madeline Kunin, has served as the state’s governor. Only one of Vermont’s major cities, Saint Albans, has a female mayor in Liz Gamache.

Rutland doctor intends to run for lieutenant governor

Louis Meyers says he will run as an independent and favors many aspects of single-payer health care.

Sue Minter touts Irene record in launch of gubernatorial bid

Minter said her priorities would be improving the economy, investing in infrastructure, reining in property taxes and enhancing educational opportunities at all levels.

Podcast + Story: AG Sorrell says he’ll be cleared ‘if the truth comes out’

Story and podcast: Vermont’s longtime Attorney General Bill Sorrell says allegations of campaign violations were not the reason he is retiring.

Digger Dialogue Candidate Forum

Save the Date: Digger Dialogue with gubernatorial candidates on November 3 in Burlington.

Dunne vows to rebuild economy, restore trust

Democrat Matt Dunne kicks off his gubernatorial campaign by touting his business experience and citing failures of Shumlin administration.

Special Report: Betting on Bernie in his first presidential debate

The stakes will be high next week in Las Vegas when Sen. Bernie Sanders participates in the first Democratic presidential debate. Vermont rivals who have engaged in rhetorical battles with him handicap his performance.

Condos rejects complaint by GOP over employee’s comments

The Vermont Republican Party demanded action after an elections official indicated his support for gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne. Secretary of State Jim Condos defended the employee’s right to an opinion.

Digger Dialogue with Candidates

Please join us for a Digger Dialogue with gubernatorial candidates on November 3 in Burlington.

GOP presidential contender John Kasich coming to Vermont

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to speak at the fall harvest dinner for Vermont Republican Party next week in Burlington, the second Republican presidential hopeful to swing through the state on behalf of the party. “We are very pleased to have Governor Kasich visit and speak to Vermonters,” Vermont Republican Chair David Sunderland said […]

Sanders keeps pace with Clinton in recent fundraising report

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $40 million since his announcement and boasts more than a million online contributions.

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