Primary cheat sheet #1: A guide to the gubernatorial candidates’ stances on the budget, health care and education

We point out subtle and not-so-subtle policy nuances that might help Democratic primary voters decide which gubernatorial candidate to vote for on Tuesday.

Pulcer: Vermont’s broadband infrastructure rating drops to 50th in the nation

The five Democratic candidates agree on many issues. But Matt Dunne really gets what Con Hogan understood back in 2002 about broadband infrastructure. As an old-fogey in the Info Tech field since 1977, I think Matt Dunne is the candidate who can really significantly improve broadband access in Vermont.

In the aggregate: A Who’s Who of primary candidates

Check out our exhaustive listing of links to profiles of primary election candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state auditor by Vermont media outlets. Primary day is Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Dunne releases “experience” ad, garners support from business leaders

Dunne Campaign Releases New Web Video Ad: “Experience” WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today the Matt Dunne Campaign released a new web video ad, titled “Experience,” explaining why Dunne is best suited to win in November. In a 30-second long personal message to voters, Dunne challenges Brian Dubie over the loss of jobs and decline in […]

Bast: Independents could make the difference in primary race

Dunne is the only Democratic candidate who offers a new governmental leadership perspective, a solid grounding in large-scale management in the private sector and a grasp of the key elements of new technologies from the viewpoint of an active participant, and can bring that perspective to the fore in revitalizing Vermont’s economy.

In Profile: With head-on approach to state’s fiscal problems, Racine is betting he can finish first

Racine says the budget gap can be solved through government efficiencies, targeted taxes on Internet sales or junk food and careful use of cash reserves.

Dunne raps Dubie for economic plan, touts Randolph newspaper endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 19 Contact Eitan Bencuya (802) 478-0858 – office (415) 255-5521 – mobile Dunne Responds to Dubie Campaign’s Misguided Statement, Knocks Dubie for Bush Dinner Dunne: “While Brian was dining with President Bush, we were presenting an economic development to Vermont business leaders.” WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today the Dunne campaign […]

In the final stretch, no sure bet for Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial primary

Garrison Nelson says the two frontrunners are Shumlin and Markowitz; Chris Graff and Eric Davis say the four strongest contenders have an equal shot at the governor’s office.

Dunne, McKibben attack Dubie’s economic record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 17 Contact Eitan Bencuya (802) 478-0858 – office (415) 255-5521 – mobile Matt Dunne Challenges Brian Dubie on Economy BURLINGTON – Today, on the steps of Burlington City Hall, Matt Dunne challenged Lt. Governor Brian Dubie over both his record and statements regarding the Vermont economy. He was accompanied by […]

Shumlin, Markowitz are neck and neck in race for contributions; donations only $5 apart

The 2010 gubernatorial race is already the most expensive in Vermont history. The six candidates have raised nearly $3 million so far.

Dunne: “Brian Dubie, where have you been?”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 13 Contact Eitan Bencuya (802) 478-0858 – office (415) 255-5521 – mobile Dunne Campaign Responds to Dubie Campaign’s Mocking of Public Forums Matt Dunne Asks, ‘Brian Dubie, Where Have you Been’? WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today the Matt Dunne campaign responded to the Brian Dubie campaign’s joking press release that […]

Stowe Reporter endorses Dunne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 12 Contact Eitan Bencuya (802) 478-0858 – office (415) 255-5521 – mobile Stowe Reporter Endorses Matt Dunne WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today, the Stowe Reporter, the second Vermont newspaper to endorse in the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, announced their endorsement of Matt Dunne for Governor. Last week Dunne received an endorsement […]

Dubie: “Shumlin and Dunne Ignore Reality in Weak Attempt to Score Political Points”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: August 11, 2010 Kate Duffy [email protected] (802) 735-8321 Shumlin and Dunne Ignore Reality in Weak Attempt to Score Political Points Essex Junction, VT – As his political opponents called for sinking $19 million in unexpected federal funding into recurring education expenses, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie reiterated his message Wednesday that using […]

Dunne challenges Dubie’s comments on ed funding

Matt Dunne Challenges Brian Dubie’s Comments on Refusing Federal Stimulus Money for Protecting Teachers’ Jobs Urges Governor Douglas to Accept Federal Funds WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today, Matt Dunne challenged comments made by Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Dubie during a VPR interview, that accepting federal education funding would be “reckless” and not “responsible” ( With […]

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