According to the group, which trains Democratic women to run for office, 48 alums were on the ballot this month and 44 of them won.
Scott easily defeated two Republican primary challengers, and Siegel was unopposed in the Democratic race. Mike Pieciak faced no competition to win the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.
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.
The general assistance hotel program reverted to pre-pandemic guidelines July 1. People enrolled in the program can remain in hotels on a longer-term basis under a new transitional housing program.
At least five openly gay, lesbian or bisexual candidates are running in statewide elections this year — and speaking about their identity on the campaign trail.
The governor called the facilities an “experimental strategy” in fighting the overdose crisis. Advocates point to extensive research demonstrating that the sites save lives.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
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.
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.
Siegel, who has made two unsuccessful runs for statewide office, is the first candidate to jump into the race. That makes her the only Democrat so far who is willing to challenge Gov. Phil Scott if he decides to run again.
It’s T-minus seven days until lawmakers hope to utter those fateful words “sine die.” You know what that means: marathon hearings in the budget conference committee.
The governor has not yet said whether he’ll seek a fourth term. But nearly everyone — including prominent Democrats — appears to think the Republican’s victory in November is a foregone conclusion if he does.