Peter Galbraith

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.

Peter Galbraith: A slowdown ahead for wind projects

If Vermont is to move forward on renewable energy, we needs reasoned debate, respect for opposing concerns and consensus.

Peter Galbraith: Candidates should run on real issues

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.

Gubernatorial primary most expensive in state’s history

Candidates in the primaries for governor spent $5 million. In 2010, candidates spent $1.7 million.

With candidates split, wind issue may be felt in governor’s race

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.

Democratic embrace of nominees comes with asterisk or two

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.

Margolis: ‘The Vermont way’ to win or lose an election

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.

Minter cruises to Democratic nomination for governor

With most precincts reporting, the former VTrans secretary had a double-digit lead over Matt Dunne, with Peter Galbraith a distant third.

‘Bellwether’ Bethel sounds less-than-clear signals

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.

Open governor’s race galvanizes primary voters

Many voters reported being disillusioned with politics at both the national and state level.

Endorsements, accusations mark final day before primary

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 […]

ICYMI: The VTDigger 2016 primary guide

Everything you need to know about candidates for governor and lieutenant governor.

Podcast: Races looking close, costly before Tuesday primary

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.

Peter Galbraith: Primary rivals flaunt pledges, take corporate money

At some point, voters have to ask about the character of candidates who will do anything to win an election.