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GOP http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1349/all en Community Forum: GOP's new vision finds support http://addisonindependent.com/201411community-forum-gops-new-vision-finds-support <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> David Sunderland </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is David Sunderland, chairman of the Vermont Republican Party.</em></p> <p> Twelve months ago the Vermont Republican Party established a new, more positive vision for itself and Vermont. We listened, heard Vermonters&rsquo; concerns and crafted solutions and proposals that address the issues that matter most to them. This will continue to be our approach as we work to move Vermont forward.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26784">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411community-forum-gops-new-vision-finds-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion GOP Milne Republicans Vermont Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:45:35 +0000 Zach Despart 26784 at http://addisonindependent.com A more vibrant GOP voice would make Vt. stronger http://addisonindependent.com/201406more-vibrant-gop-voice-would-make-vt-stronger <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">As the deadline for filing for political office in Vermont nears its June 12 cutoff, the Vermont Republican party is largely missing in action. A gubernatorial candidate is yet to be named. No notable party leaders have stepped to the fore for down-party offices, and while there is talk about working to take legislative seats, there has been little action. By comparison, the Progressive Party&rsquo;s filing for 21 statewide seats and offices is far more impressive and makes the GOP look weak and disorganized.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23725">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406more-vibrant-gop-voice-would-make-vt-stronger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election GOP governor Lindley Republican Party Scott Sunderland Vermont Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:23:56 +0000 Zach Despart 23725 at http://addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Scheuermann steps up for GOP http://addisonindependent.com/201404eric-davis-scheuermann-steps-gop <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Rep. Heidi Scheuermann of Stowe told reporters last week that she is seriously considering entering the race for governor as a Republican.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22501">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404eric-davis-scheuermann-steps-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion 2014 election GOP governor Shumlin Stowe Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:20:49 +0000 Eric Davis 22501 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton resident joins Addison-4 race http://addisonindependent.com/201403monkton-resident-joins-addison-4-race <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22144" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201403monkton-resident-joins-addison-4-race"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Mullins, Valerie.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Mullins, Valerie.jpg" title="Mullins, Valerie.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VALERIE MULLIN IS running for the Addison-4 seat in the state legislature. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MONKTON &mdash; What a difference two years can make in politics.</span></p> <p> In 2012, incumbent Reps. David Sharpe, D-Bristol, and Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, were unopposed in their successful runs for new two-year terms representing the Addison-4 House district.</p> <p> With the 2014 legislative session barely half over, two Republican candidates have already confirmed their plans to oppose Sharpe and Fisher in the two-seat district that includes Bristol, Starksboro, Lincoln and Monkton.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22145">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403monkton-resident-joins-addison-4-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Addison Featured Fisher GOP legislature Mullins Sharpe Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:41:02 +0000 John Flowers 22145 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: A ray of hope within the GOP http://addisonindependent.com/201312editorial-ray-hope-within-gop <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In this season of hope, peace and understanding, it&rsquo;s fitting that moderate Republicans in the U.S. House joined forces with Democrats this past Thursday to approve a two-year budget outline by 332-94. The 94 votes in opposition make up a large part of the Tea Party conservatives that have undermined mainstream Republican and Democratic agendas for the past four years.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20621">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312editorial-ray-hope-within-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Congress editorial GOP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:09:57 +0000 Zach Despart 20621 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Saving the GOP's sinking ship http://addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-saving-gops-sinking-ship <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">When the Republican Party elected <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0">David Sunderland as its new party leader</a> last Saturday in what was described as a contentious meeting, it was also, as Sunderland said, a deliberate change in direction.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I think today what we can take away from this is that the Vermont Republican Party has voted for change &mdash; a change in direction, a change in tone, and we plan on going forward.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20076">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-saving-gops-sinking-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial GOP Republican Party Sunderland Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:24:17 +0000 Zach Despart 20076 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Republican Party looks to Sunderland to right the ship http://addisonindependent.com/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20091" style="width: 96px;"><a href="/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/David-Sunderland.thumbnail.jpg" alt="David-Sunderland.jpg" title="David-Sunderland.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="96" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DAVID SUNDERLAND, A Middlebury native and former state representative, was elected the new chairman of the Vermont Republican Party </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">WATERBURY &mdash; The Vermont Republican Party is somewhat of an endangered species these days.</span></p> <p> Republicans hold just 48 of 150 seats in the Vermont House of Representatives, seven of 30 seats in the Senate, and one of six statewide offices.</p> <p> In 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, defeated GOP challenger Randy Brock by 21 points. Brock, a former state senator, outspent Shumlin but managed to secure the vote of just one-third of Vermonters.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20094">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured GOP Phil Scott Republicans Sunderland Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:12:35 +0000 Zach Despart 20094 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Shutdown puts GOP at risk http://addisonindependent.com/201309editorial-shutdown-puts-gop-risk <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">Here&rsquo;s a quick recap of the looming federal government shutdown and why it&rsquo;s unique.</span></p> <p> At midnight Monday, Oct. 1, non-essential parts of the U.S. government will be shut down. Of the nation&rsquo;s two million federal workers, about 40 percent&nbsp; (800,000) will be furloughed for an unknown amount of time. About 1.4 million active duty military personnel will remain on the job, but most civilians working in the Defense Department face furloughs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19187">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309editorial-shutdown-puts-gop-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial GOP shutdown Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:22:15 +0000 Zach Despart 19187 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Razzle dazzle of the GOP http://addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-razzle-dazzle-gop <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-razzle-dazzle-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial GOP politics Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:21:45 +0000 angelo 13016 at http://addisonindependent.com Area voters mirror state GOP trend http://addisonindependent.com/201203area-voters-mirror-state-gop-trend <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Addison County and Brandon results for Tuesday&rsquo;s Republican presidential primary essentially mirrored those from around Vermont: A plurality of voters backed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, but the GOP frontrunner failed to win the outright majority his campaign had sought in state that neighbors his own.</p> <p> In Addison County and Brandon, Romney led with about 37.2 percent of the vote, trailing his statewide number of 39.8 percent. Romney won Brandon and 16 of the county&rsquo;s 23 towns.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11119">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203area-voters-mirror-state-gop-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2012 Featured GOP primary Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:54:18 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11119 at http://addisonindependent.com