Unhappiness with progress on single-payer and cuts to low-income programs could lead Vermont’s third party to field a candidate in 2014.
Gov. Peter Shumlin is one of three statewide candidates to have announced his latest campaign finance details, along with Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and candidate for state attorney general TJ Donovan. Shumlin has raised over $676,000 to date, with $492,000 coming from this reporting period alone, meaning he raised $492,000 in the past year. Meanwhile, […]
Compiled by VTdigger.org, via Internet search-engine Google, here is a representative sample of the war of words that coursed through Vermont’s political bloodstream from early-March to the Nov. 2 election, in print, press releases, the Internet and over the airwaves.
Sure. I wish AnyoneButDubie didn’t have to exist. And I wish butterflies would land on my face each morning and wake me with the flutter of their wings.But there needs to be a level playing field, and once Vermont’s Lt. Gov., Brian Dubie, hired Harris Media in Austin, Texas — a communications firm that specializes in attacking Democrats with emotionally charged, incendiary ads — he set the bar pretty low.
As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, WCAX reported the vote count: Shumlin, 114,097 votes; Dubie, 110,543, with 95.6 percent of precincts reporting.
According to “Joe,” Democrats in control in Washington means moving forward with the Obama policies of creating jobs, building a future that has as its foundation sustainable energy, reforming the financial system, fine-tuning the health care law, and education reform. If the Republicans win, we are back to the failed policies of George W. Bush, he says.
Graff: “There is still a high level of uncertainty. I am continually amazed at news articles in which people … are uncertain about who they will support.”
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The latest numbers move this race from a Toss-Up to Leans Democrat.
Echoing many of the familiar refrains heard in recent weeks, Brian Dubie told an audience of roughly 75 supporters in Barre’s City Hall Park that jobs and honesty were the two key points of his campaign.
Dubie’s aw-shucks street cred in the Statehouse appears to be well-deserved, and that in part explains the visceral reaction many pols have had to his aggressively negative campaign tactics.
John Mitchell: “Is it in Vermont’s best interest to grant what is in effect a blank political check to a Democratic governor, with a Democratic Senate and a Democratic House? The danger we run is that the legislative compromises we will end up with will be tilted far to one end of the political spectrum.”
“With the economic crisis facing Vermont, party loyalty is unimportant,” Morse said. “We need to hire the best person to lead us out of these trying times. Peter Shumlin is that candidate. Peter has demonstrated as President of the Senate that he is ready for this challenge.”
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