Becca Balint is on the cusp of making history.
Madden has renounced the Republican Party. The Vermont Republican Party has returned the favor and renounced Madden as its candidate.
The state party says it will withhold support for Liam Madden’s Republican congressional bid because he will not commit to caucusing with Republicans in Washington.
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?
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.
With a decisive victory over her chief rival, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, Balint is now poised to become the first woman — and openly LGBTQ+ person — the state sends to Washington. Liam Madden, a self-described independent, won the Republican nomination.
Molly Gray, who has billed herself as a pragmatist, believes she can successfully advocate for climate legislation that will be palatable to a broad range of Washington politicians. Becca Balint, widely seen as the more progressive candidate, says we “can’t afford to nibble at the edges” of the issue.
By mid-July, both the state senator and lieutenant governor had crossed the $1 million fundraising milestone.
The survey, commissioned by WCAX, found that 63% of likely Democratic primary voters would vote for Balint, while 21% would vote for Gray.
Democratic Lt. Gov. Molly Gray saw a rush of campaign contributions upon launching her campaign for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House in December, taking an early fundraising lead in the competitive primary. But state Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint is catching up.
Four Democrats and three Republicans took part in back-to-back debates at the Double E Performance Center in Essex.
The latest event in the Digger Debate Series is scheduled to take place June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Double E Performance Center. Register now to attend in person or online.
Firearms for hunting or self-defense (pistols) should be allowed in homes and personal lives. Firearms with military applications should not be allowed at homes unless people receive multiple references from a “local” community of ethics on firearms.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.