Gerald Malloy’s upset victory in the U.S. Senate primary and Liam Madden’s outsider win in the U.S. House primary came as a surprise to political observers and candidates alike. What explains the ideological diversity of the party’s nominees?
Zuckerman had taken the lead in the polls ahead of the four-way race. On the Republican side, some saw the race between Benning and Gregory Thayer a symbol of division within the party.
Statehouse veteran and moderate Republican Joe Benning is up against Gregory Thayer, a former local GOP chair who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in Washington, D.C. in Vermont’s Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
That’s according to the latest batch of fundraising reports filed Aug. 1 with the Secretary of State’s Office. The reports cover raising and spending for state candidates and political action committees for the month of July.
The poll also suggests Republican Gov. Phil Scott is cruising to reelection. If the election were held today, 60% of respondents said they would back Scott, while 16% said they would vote for Democrat Brenda Siegel.
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
While the four Democratic candidates found common ground on housing and affordability, the Republicans staked out territory in alignment with Gov. Phil Scott and further to the right.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
The state will have at least four new leaders in top executive roles come January, at least one new member of Congress and dozens of new state legislators.
The 63-year-old Republican continues to enjoy high approval ratings, and only one challenger — Democratic anti-poverty activist Brenda Siegel — has so far entered the race.
Things are quickly ending up on the cutting room floor as lawmakers hustle to adjourn.
The June 15 event will feature Republican and Democratic candidates for LG. It will take place at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland and will also be livestreamed on VTDigger’s website.
The office of Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, D-Windham, communicated to staff and senators on Monday that they should expect to work into next week.
The committee is expected to cost the state $4.5 million over the next five years. Some senators objected to the structure of the commission, which could involve nearly 50 people on various panels and committees.