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Editorial: Voters' dilemma: five good candidates and only one vote

Posted on July 29, 2010 |
By Angelo Lynn



In Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, the challenge voters face is two-fold: determining which candidate can best fulfill one’s own political priorities and goals, and determining which candidate has the best chance of beating Republican Brian Dubie.

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Brian Dubie seeks state's top office

Posted on July 26, 2010 |
By Jason Starr (The Essex Reporter)



ESSEX — What had been accepted for months was confirmed in June when the Vermont Secretary of State’s deadline for candidates to file petitions for public office passed: Brian Dubie is the lone Republican running for governor of Vermont.

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Markowitz vies for frontrunner status

Posted on July 22, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Deb Markowitz has had some pretty easy sailing in electoral waters since she ran successfully for Vermont Secretary of State back in 1998.

The Montpelier Democrat knows she won’t have it as easy during this election cycle, when she faces four fellow Democrats in an Aug. 24 primary before, she hopes, challenging Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie on Nov. 2.

But Markowitz is certainly not lacking in resources or confidence.

“We need someone who can win, and that’s me,” Markowitz said in an interview with the Independent this week.

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Politically Thinking: Beating Dubie — tough but possible

Posted on June 24, 2010 |
By Eric L. Davis



Vermont’s primary election is just two months away. Whichever of the five Democratic gubernatorial candidates wins the primary will face a challenging campaign against Republican Brian Dubie. Dubie can start his general election campaign over the summer, while the Democrats battle each other in the primary. With more than $800,000 already on hand, Dubie should be able to raise $1.5 million. The eventual Democratic nominee will need to catch up to Dubie in fund-raising.

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Dunne stresses new direction in gubernatorial bid

Posted on June 17, 2010 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It would be an understatement to say it has been a busy June for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne.

Last week saw the Hartland native and Google executive making campaign stops in Burlington, the Mad River Valley, Norwich, Middlebury and St. Johnsbury.

On Tuesday, June 14, Dunne and his wife Sarah Taylor brought a baby daughter, Cora Leah Lawrence Dunne, into the world.

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Editorial: Dunne: Unique position gives candidate fresh perspectives

Posted on June 17, 2010 |
By Angelo Lynn



In the race for governor, Democratic candidate Matt Dunne stands alone in the crowd for one clear reason: He is outside the political beltway — the other four Democrats and Republican Brian Dubie are entrenched in state politics and have been for a long time. The question is whether that’s a help or hindrance, and many analysts, as well as Dunne himself, see it as a major plus.

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Douglas reflects on final session, legacy and next chapter

Posted on June 3, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — It’s early June during an election year in Vermont, which means Gov. James Douglas should be in full campaign mode right now.

But for the first time in more than three decades, the Middlebury Republican finds himself on the sidelines of a crowded candidates’ field that he helped populate with three simple words last August: “I’m not running.”

Douglas recently sat down at the Addison Independent offices to reflect on the recently concluded Legislative session — his last in the governor’s office — his legacy, and what he might do in the future.

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At college, Dems talk issues in governor's race

Posted on April 15, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — “This chair is leaning slightly to the left,” said state Sen. Peter Shumlin (D), waiting for a replacement on the stage of Middlebury College's Dana Auditorium last Sunday. “But so do I.”

His statement garnered a laugh from the audience gathered for a debate between the five democratic gubernatorial candidates for August’s primary elections. Though it was a sunny, warm afternoon, the candidates spoke to a full auditorium — more than 200 townspeople, college students and local politicians filled the space.

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Governor's exit ushers in new era

Posted on August 31, 2009 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Gov. James Douglas’ legacy will be that of a very mobile, skilled politician who was able to maintain allegiance of the state’s conservative voting block while deftly appealing to mainstream voters as well as fiscally conservative Democrats.

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