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2012 election http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1688/all en Candidates ready for final stretch: Four House races headline local ballots http://addisonindependent.com/201211four-house-races-headline-local-ballots <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The Nov. 6 ballot will feature three contested Vermont House races, a three-way runoff for the county&rsquo;s two seats in the state Senate and a bevy of statewide and federal races that is, of course, headlined by the showdown for the presidency of the United States.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13940">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211four-house-races-headline-local-ballots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont 2012 election Featured Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:33:39 +0000 John Flowers 13940 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Shumlin's edge; Brock's retort http://addisonindependent.com/201209editorial-shumlins-edge-brocks-retort <p> As Gov. Peter Shumlin launched his campaign last week for a second term, he focused on two themes: the state&rsquo;s relative economic prosperity and that he is a governor who gets &ldquo;the tough things done.&rdquo;</p> <p> Those &lsquo;tough things&rsquo; have boiled down to balancing the state&rsquo;s budget without raising broad-based taxes, even while coping with four major storms in 2011, and initiating health care reform by passing the nation&rsquo;s first universal access health care system based on a single-payer model.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13215">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209editorial-shumlins-edge-brocks-retort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial 2012 election election Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:08:19 +0000 Addison Independent 13215 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: "It's still the economy stupid" http://addisonindependent.com/201209editorial-its-still-economy-stupid <p> On opinion and front pages of papers across the country, reporters and columnists alike declared that the slow rate of jobs being added to the economy continues to be a dagger in the heart of President Barack Obama&rsquo;s campaign for reelection. True enough. After all the hoopla and feel-good campaigning at last week&rsquo;s National Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13125">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209editorial-its-still-economy-stupid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial 2012 election Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:10:55 +0000 angelo 13125 at http://addisonindependent.com Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention http://addisonindependent.com/201209mitt-romneys-acceptance-speech-republican-national-convention <p> <em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; line-height: 19.200000762939453px; ">Editor&#39;s note: Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party&#39;s nomination for the 2012 presidential election on August 30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. Prepared remarks via www.mittromney.com.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13122">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209mitt-romneys-acceptance-speech-republican-national-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont 2012 election Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:29:32 +0000 Addison Independent 13122 at http://addisonindependent.com President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention http://addisonindependent.com/201209president-obamas-acceptance-speech-democratic-national-convention <p> <em>Editor&#39;s note: President Obama accepted the Democratic Party&#39;s nomination for the 2012 presidential election last night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Transcript via www.whitehouse.gov.</em></p> <p> 10:24 P.M. EDT</p> <p> MRS. OBAMA:&nbsp; I am so thrilled and so honored and so proud to introduce the love of my life, the father of our two girls, and the President of the United States of America -- Barack Obama.&nbsp; (Applause.)</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13121">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209president-obamas-acceptance-speech-democratic-national-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont 2012 election Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:14:23 +0000 Addison Independent 13121 at http://addisonindependent.com