The perennial candidate had vowed to rescind his nomination in order for the party to nominate its preferred pick. But when no one else agreed to run, H. Brooke Paige was put forward again for the open statewide post.
Recent financial disclosures make clear that the lion’s share of the outside spending supporting state Sen. Becca Balint's run came from a single million-dollar donation.
Perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige has rescinded his Republican nominations for all of his statewide campaigns but one: secretary of state. The Vermont Republican Party has until Friday to nominate replacement candidates for attorney general, auditor and treasurer.
After technology glitches delayed the process, representatives from all three of the state’s major parties met at the Secretary of State’s office in Montpelier on Monday afternoon to certify the results of Vermont’s statewide and federal races.
The southern Vermont debate will feature Republican nominee Gerald Malloy and Democratic nominee Peter Welch. The 2022 Digger Debate Series will also include events focused on the U.S. House, gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial races.
John Grismore was suspended from his position as captain in the sheriff’s office as state police investigate the incident. The Franklin County Republican party is seeking to convince its Democratic counterpart to rally behind a write-in candidate.
Following Friday’s recount, Gulick’s lead over Mahnke grew from two votes to four — but Mahnke signaled he may not yet be ready to give in. The candidates were vying to clinch a third spot on the ballot, along with Sen. Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden, and Rep. Tanya Vyhovski, P/D-Essex.
By the time votes in last week’s historic primary were tabulated, only a quarter of a percent of ballots were rejected. By comparison, 3.5% of primary ballots were deemed defective in 2020, with no way to fix them.
Joel Howard, a lieutenant at the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department, decided to drop his bid to run as an independent candidate after getting the most Republican write-in votes in the primary election.
Madden has renounced the Republican Party. The Vermont Republican Party has returned the favor and renounced Madden as its candidate.
The unofficial top Republican vote-getter in last week’s primary, disavowed by Vermont GOP leaders for displaying fascist and alt-right symbols, will run as an independent.
“As secretary of state, I want to assure the public that these administrative delays do not impact the 100% confidence that we have in the accuracy of the vote totals for all the candidates as reported by the town clerks,” Condos said Tuesday.
“Redistricting has made campaigning accessible for independent candidates such as myself,” Culcleasure said in an interview Thursday.
Mark Coester, disavowed by Vermont GOP leaders for displaying fascist and alt-right symbols, may drop his bid for one of two open seats and instead run as an independent for U.S. Senate.