With the dust beginning to settle after Election Day, top Republicans are assessing the damage to their party in lost seats and leverage, including the ability to sustain a veto by Gov. Phil Scott.
Several Senate races across Vermont garnered GOP attention in light of promising candidates, but in the end Democrats performed especially well on Election Day, shrinking the GOP presence even more at the Statehouse.
Republicans took aim at powerful incumbents in Grand Isle and Chittenden County during the midterm election, but by the end of Tuesday night it was clear that Democrats easily held on to their power.
The Vermont House Republicans on Election Day lost the ability to sustain a veto by Gov. Phil Scott.
With more than 274,000 votes cast, Vermonters overwhelmingly re-elected Phil Scott to serve another term as governor, choosing the governor’s message of affordability over national buzz about gender identity.
Vermont’s well-known incumbents who represent the state in the nation’s capital easily defeated their lesser-known conservative challengers Tuesday night.
Democrats’ success Tuesday in retaking the House majority appeared to put Nancy Pelosi of California at the top of a short list for the speakership.
It wasn’t the blockbuster night Democrats were hoping for. The blue wave fell far short of some of the major wave elections of the past decade.
Three Republicans, two libertarians and an independent are making their final push to unseat Chittenden County’s six liberal incumbent senators and bring back balance to the Statehouse.
Republican John Steinman of Barre City sees an opportunity to win in the Washington-3 House district, which could help strengthen the GOP’s ability to sustain vetoes if Phil Scott remains governor.
A lieutenant governor debate Thursday gave voters a final chance to decide who they want to be second-in-command in Vermont for the next two years.