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.
VTDigger regularly publishes stories about Vermont politics. We cover state elections, the Vermont Legislature, the governor's office, state agencies and major political parties. Lola Duffort and Sarah Mearhoff cover state politics for VTDigger. Lola can be reached at [email protected]; Sarah can be reached at [email protected]
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Vermont GOP set to nominate candidates for auditor, attorney general; still searching for treasurer
Perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige has rescinded his Republican nominations for all of his statewide campaigns but one: secretary of state.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.
It’s official: The results of Vermont’s primary are now certified
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.
VTDigger launches general election debates with US Senate event in Manchester on Sept. 8
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Deputy caught on camera kicking person in custody ignores calls to exit Franklin County sheriff’s race
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Patrick Leahy’s memoir reveals more big names than big news
The new book by Vermont’s retiring dean and president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, set for release Tuesday, is less a hard look at history than a labor of love.
Recount affirms Martine Gulick’s victory in Chittenden Central state Senate race
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.
Citing pension deal and pandemic-era migration, credit agency upgrades Vermont’s outlook
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Vermonters ‘cured’ majority of defective ballots in primary voting, resulting in low rejection rate
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Sheriff’s deputy running for Bennington sheriff as Republican after losing Democratic primary
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