With the 2018 primaries in the final stretch, GOP leaders say they have their eye on how Republican Gov. Phil Scott is going to perform after having sided with the left on gun control and other issues during his first term.
Gun enthusiast Kevin Hoyt is looking to bring rights and Republicanism back to the Statehouse by running for the open House seat in the Bennington 2-1 district.
During a debate on VPR between the four Democratic candidates who will appear on that party’s Aug. 14th primary ballot, all stated support for placing a new carbon tax on Vermonters.
Any candidate looking to take on Bernie Sanders faces an uphill battle, but that hasn’t stopped Republican candidate Lawrence Zupan from climbing the hill with a firm belief that he will be the one to help Vermont’s junior senator into retirement.
Chittenden County’s six incumbent senators have occupied the Vermont Senate for a combined 45 years, but a group of energized voters plans to send at least three of them packing and replace them with fresh faces.
Our Revolution has made its first endorsement in Vermont this election cycle. The organization, dubbed “the next step for Bernie Sanders’ movement,” has endorsed Emilie Kornheiser for Vermont House of Representatives in Brattleboro District 1.
“I did not support S.55. That is a bill that does take away Vermonters’ constitutional rights, and no good has ever come from taking rights from good people. The Constitution is a fabric, and if you start tearing at one piece of it, the rest of it is gonna fall apart as well.”
Chittenden County state Senate candidate Alex Farrell must believe in long shots. So, too, must the 26-year-old Republican’s campaign supporters, family and friends — including many Vermont GOP notables who gathered Tuesday night to root him on.
Rodgers succinctly makes the case for Vermonters’ sacred freedoms, contrasted with a desire for safety. His question is plain, but weighty: “Would you rather be safe or be free?”
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed several candidates in the primary elections, but three out of five of those competing in the Tuesday races lost.
The city of Montpelier is considering letting noncitizens vote in local elections by next Town Meeting Day, but city officials say the chances of getting approval by the Vermont Legislature are slim.