“Redistricting has made campaigning accessible for independent candidates such as myself,” Culcleasure said in an interview Thursday.
The three grants will go toward replacing the Winooski River Bridge that connects Winooski and Burlington, constructing the Federal Street multi-modal connector in St. Albans and planning improvements in public transportation in five Vermont counties.
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.
Brock Pierce, the cryptocurrency mogul and former child actor, won't be on the ballot this fall.
It is hard to quantify something like momentum. But even as other candidates plateaued, engagement with Becca Balint’s campaign only grew.
Redic voiced frustration with primary winner Liam Madden, who said he would stay on the ballot as a Republican despite identifying as an independent.
With contested races up and down the ballot, roughly 26.5% of registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary, far below the record-breaking 2020 cycle but higher than pre-pandemic years.
Twelve-year state Rep. Mike Yantachka, D-Charlotte, was defeated Tuesday night in a primary challenge from Chea Waters Evans, a local journalist who was spurred to join the race by Yantachka’s vote against Proposal 5.
James Gulley Jr., a Manchester police officer and law enforcement instructor, won the Democratic primary with 44% of the vote. His two opponents said they’d already filed the necessary paperwork to run as independent candidates in the general election in November.
A number of lively races are expected in November as candidates vie to replace outgoing legislators.
The process could take weeks, said Josh Wronski, executive director of the Vermont Progressive Party, who is skeptical about the current count.
Madden, a self-described independent, defeated conservatives Ericka Redic and Anya Tynio. Paige, a perennial candidate, intends to focus on his race for secretary of state.
In a statement just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters announced that he had conceded earlier that morning.
Three Republicans were locked in their own close primary race for a pair of seats being vacated by incumbents Becca Balint and Jeanette White.