campaign finance

Former Rutland mayor handily outraised opponents in failed re-election bid

Campaign finance filings with the Vermont Secretary of State show that Louras raised a total of $24,872, compared with $5,835 for David Allaire, a longtime city alderman, and $5,550 for Michael Coppinger, the executive director of the Downtown Rutland Partnership.

Donovan hopes to clear Corren case with smaller fine

One major sticking point to a settlement appears to be how to resolve issues with the public campaign finance law.

Condos, Donovan tackle campaign finance together

They have formed a committee to look for ways to reduce confusion, boost compliance and suggest any needed changes to laws and rules. The goal is “not to replace Citizens United but to coexist with it.”

VTDigger launches updated campaign finance database

Our searchable database features donor and candidate totals from 2009 through 2016.

Out-of-state donations fueled Vermont political races

More than $18.3 million in total was raised for all Vermont races, an unprecedented amount for an election year in the Green Mountain State.

Donovan taking hard look at AG’s campaign finance case

The incoming attorney general says what he has heard so far about the state’s case against Dean Corren is “troubling.” He also faces a potential complication involving his chosen deputy.

Scott’s peers in construction hope a sympathetic ear pays off

Roughly a third of all the governor-elect’s corporate campaign contributions came from businesses in the construction and building industries.

Final tally in $13 million governor’s race sets spending record

Gov.-elect Phil Scott’s campaign spent less than Sue Minter’s did. His support from his party’s national governors association was higher, but she benefited from spending by other PACs.

Spending in Vermont race for governor hits nearly $13 million

In all, independent expenditures for Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter have exceeded $5.3 million.

UPDATED: Leahy secures eighth term in U.S. Senate

He became the fifth person in American history to reach that milestone. Opponent Scott Milne said his own low-budget campaign was worthwhile despite the big loss.

Vermont campaign sees record spending on advertising

The biggest share of the $6 million total has come from national groups jockeying in the governor’s race.

Questions of influence punctuate Leahy-Milne faceoff

The longtime senator touted his record on campaign finance reform efforts, while the challenger said Leahy “loves money” and criticized his fundraising practices.

Vermont GOP files campaign finance complaint against Minter

For Immediate Release October 19, 2016 Contact: Jeff Bartley 802-223-3411, COMPLAINT FILED FOR ILLEGAL COORDINATION BY MINTER CAMPAIGN AND PAC Vermont Republican Party Submits Formal Complaint for Violation of Vermont Campaign Finance Law Montpelier, Vt. — The Vermont Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with Attorney General Sorrell for violation of Vermont campaign […]

Rolling out first ad, Milne diagnoses Leahy ‘disease’

The senator’s Republican challenger takes issue with the length of his tenure and calls for term limits.