Vermont is fortunate in having two very well qualified candidates for governor. Unfortunately, the campaign has done little to highlight the very significant policy differences between the two.
Candidates in the primaries for governor spent $5 million. In 2010, candidates spent $1.7 million.
Voters who are fired up by opposition to wind projects are believed to be a small minority. But in a close race they could make a big difference, said retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis.
While unity was on display Wednesday, the party hasn’t decided how far it will go in working with nominee David Zuckerman, a Progressive. Nor has third-place gubernatorial finisher Peter Galbraith endorsed winner Sue Minter.
Bruce Lisman’s money bought him little more than humiliation, losing by some 20 percentage points to Phil Scott. But a slew of TV ads in the final days before the primary explains state Sen. David Zuckerman’s apparent victory in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.
With most precincts reporting, the former VTrans secretary had a double-digit lead over Matt Dunne, with Peter Galbraith a distant third.
The Windsor County town’s gubernatorial vote totals have matched statewide results in 20 of the last 21 general elections. But on primary day this year, residents confounded pundits seeking easily explained trends.
Many voters reported being disillusioned with politics at both the national and state level.
Former Govs. Howard Dean and Madeleine Kunin led a get-out-the-vote rally for gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter on the Burlington waterfront Monday, the day before voters go the polls to choose the candidates for the November ballot. Dean said he rarely endorses in Democratic Party primaries but said Minter was clearly the strongest of the three […]
Everything you need to know about candidates for governor and lieutenant governor.
Voters who are just tuning in will find candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate ramping up their last-minute campaigning in a year with a number of hotly contested races.
At some point, voters have to ask about the character of candidates who will do anything to win an election.
Dunne’s rival Peter Galbraith said: “The man is so desperate to be governor of Vermont that he just has a tendency to be selective with the truth. He has a very flexible set of ethics and does not have the integrity to be the governor of Vermont.”
August 5, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Moskowitz [email protected] (802) 451.0175 Northeast Kingdom Senators Endorse Peter Galbraith Urge voters to stand up to corporate wind by supporting Galbraith BURLINGTON, VT – Today, Northeast Kingdom Senators Robert Starr and John Rodgers endorsed gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith, praising his conviction and opposition to industrial wind. “Peter […]