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governor&#039;s race 2010 http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/170/all en Editorial: Truth in political advertising? http://addisonindependent.com/201009truth-political-advertising <p>After several months of elevated discussion on serious policy issues and sound solutions during the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, the contest between Democrat nominee Sen. Peter Shumlin and Republican nominee Brian Dubie has been reduced to pot shots, distortions and unfounded charges.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5752/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5752">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201009truth-political-advertising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:00:05 +0000 5752 at http://addisonindependent.com Racine calls for recount http://addisonindependent.com/201008racine-calls-recount <p>VERMONT — On Friday afternoon, the Vermont Secretary of State’s office released its eagerly awaited (but still unofficial) tally of the votes cast in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. Though the numbers won’t be certified until early next week, this count placed Peter Shumlin 197 votes ahead of runner-up Doug Racine.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5548/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5548">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008racine-calls-recount" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog election 2010 governor's race 2010 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:26:50 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5548 at http://addisonindependent.com County voters back Dunne, Shumlin http://addisonindependent.com/201008county-voters-back-dunne-shumlin <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5530" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201008county-voters-back-dunne-shumlin"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_alstiles4207.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_alstiles4207.jpg" title="web_alstiles4207.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AL STILES EXPLAINS the primary election ballot rules during voting in Middlebury Tuesday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>CORRECTION:</strong> <em>Sen. Peter Shumlin, D-Putney, received 41 votes in Ripton for the Aug. 24 Democrat primary for governor, not the mere four tallies reported in the Thursday, Aug. 26, edition of the <em>Addison Independent</em>. This means that Shumlin notched a total of 1,395 votes in Addison County, not the 1,356 previously reported. This total of 1,395 means that Shumlin was in fact the top vote-getter in the county, narrowly eclipsing Hartland Democrat Matt Dunne’s 1,372 tallies.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5527">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008county-voters-back-dunne-shumlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:30:10 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5527 at http://addisonindependent.com Local House, Senate races highlight ballot http://addisonindependent.com/201008local-house-senate-races-highlight-ballot <p>MIDDLEBURY — A Republican runoff in the Addison-4 House district; a write-in campaign for the state Senate; two local men vying for lieutenant governor; and a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for governor should give Addison County residents extra incentive to show up at the polls for Tuesday’s primary election.</p> <p>Voter participation is notoriously low for mid-term elections, and Vermont officials are particularly concerned about light turnout this year because of a particularly early primary date.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5493">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008local-house-senate-races-highlight-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 governor's race 2010 lieutenant governor's race 2010 state senate election 2010 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:00:06 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5493 at http://addisonindependent.com Politically Thinking: Trends emerge in Dems' primary http://addisonindependent.com/201008politically-thinking-trends-emerge-dems-primary <p>With only a few days left before the primary, four of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor could end up as the winner next Tuesday.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5474/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5474">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008politically-thinking-trends-emerge-dems-primary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:00:01 +0000 5474 at http://addisonindependent.com Racine making a second run at top http://addisonindependent.com/201008racine-making-second-run-top <p>ST. ALBANS — Given the state’s fiscal challenges, his four primary opponents aren’t being realistic in what they are telling voters, according to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Racine.</p> <p>“I think they’re living in campaign land, which says, nothing bad can ever happen with a $100 million deficit. We can fix it without it costing us anything at all. There’s too much of it in Washington,” Racine said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5460">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008racine-making-second-run-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:30:12 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5460 at http://addisonindependent.com Democrats hold debate at the fair http://addisonindependent.com/201008democrats-hold-debate-fair <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5435" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201008democrats-hold-debate-fair"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_debate2696.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_debate2696.jpg" title="web_debate2696.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE FIVE DEMOCRATIC gubernatorial candidates, Peter Shumlin, left, Matt Dunne, Doug Racine, Susan Bartlett and Deb Markowitz debate at Addison County Fair and Field Days last Thursday night. The debate, carried live on WCAX, is one of the last before the primary election on Aug. 24. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p>NEW HAVEN — The five Democratic candidates for governor squared off at Addison County Fair and Field Days last Thursday evening, in what will be one of their last meetings before the primary elections on Aug. 24.</p> <p>In the televised debate, reporters from WCAX-TV, WDEV radio and Vermont Business Magazine took turns questioning the four current or former senators and current secretary of state on their proposed policies and experiences.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5426">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008democrats-hold-debate-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven election 2010 governor's race 2010 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:00:03 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5426 at http://addisonindependent.com Bartlett makes a bid for governor http://addisonindependent.com/201008bartlett-makes-bid-governor <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5417" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201008bartlett-makes-bid-governor"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_susanbartlett9674_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_susanbartlett9674.jpg" title="web_susanbartlett9674.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SUSAN BARTLETT </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy">MIDDLEBURY — Back in 1992 when Lamoille County Sen. Susan Bartlett told her husband, Bill, that she wanted to run for the state Senate, he was supportive, to say the least.</p> <p class="Bodycopy">“He said, ‘That’s the best idea you’ve had in a long time,’” Bartlett related during a recent interview. “And we came out of nowhere and won.”</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5416">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008bartlett-makes-bid-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:30:10 +0000 George Altshuler 5416 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Matt Dunne: The candidate for today's fast & fluid world http://addisonindependent.com/201008editorial-matt-dunne-candidate-todays-fast-fluid-world <p>What do the times require? <p>What critical crossroads loom that Vermont must not miss in the upcoming decade?</p> <p>Which gubernatorial candidate will best be able to meet the demands required to lead the state forward?</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5364/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5364">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008editorial-matt-dunne-candidate-todays-fast-fluid-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2010 endorsements governor's race 2010 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:00:10 +0000 angelo 5364 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin offers prescription for new jobs in state http://addisonindependent.com/201007shumlin-offers-prescription-new-jobs-state <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5290" style="width: 116px;"><a href="/201007shumlin-offers-prescription-new-jobs-state"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_shumlin9130.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_shumlin9130.jpg" title="web_shumlin9130.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="116" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PETER SHUMLIN Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy"><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">MIDDLEBURY — There was a time when Peter Shumlin wasn’t sure he would make it out of high school, let alone aspire to the state’s highest office.</span></p> <p class="Bodycopy"><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">Shumlin, the Vermont Senate President Pro Tem, recalled being called into his elementary school principal’s office along with his parents. There, school administrators reported that young Peter wasn’t cutting it, and that perhaps he should be steered toward non-academic pursuits.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5291">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201007shumlin-offers-prescription-new-jobs-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:00:11 +0000 George Altshuler 5291 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Voters' dilemma: five good candidates and only one vote http://addisonindependent.com/201007editorial-voters-dilemma-five-good-candidates-and-only-one-vote <p class="MsoNormal">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.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5305/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5305">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201007editorial-voters-dilemma-five-good-candidates-and-only-one-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:00:05 +0000 angelo 5305 at http://addisonindependent.com Brian Dubie seeks state's top office http://addisonindependent.com/201007brian-dubie-seeks-states-top-office <p class="Bodycopy">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.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5256">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201007brian-dubie-seeks-states-top-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2010 governor's race 2010 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:00:08 +0000 George Altshuler 5256 at http://addisonindependent.com Markowitz vies for frontrunner status http://addisonindependent.com/201007markowitz-vies-frontrunner-status <p>MIDDLEBURY — Deb Markowitz has had some pretty easy sailing in electoral waters since she ran successfully for Vermont Secretary of State back in 1998.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>But Markowitz is certainly not lacking in resources or confidence. </p> <p>“We need someone who can win, and that’s me,” Markowitz said in an interview with the <em>Independent </em>this week.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5246">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201007markowitz-vies-frontrunner-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:30:11 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5246 at http://addisonindependent.com Politically Thinking: Beating Dubie — tough but possible http://addisonindependent.com/201006politically-thinking-beating-dubie-%E2%80%94-tough-possible <p>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. </p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/4969/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/4969">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201006politically-thinking-beating-dubie-%E2%80%94-tough-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:30:00 +0000 4969 at http://addisonindependent.com Dunne stresses new direction in gubernatorial bid http://addisonindependent.com/201006dunne-stresses-new-direction-gubernatorial-bid <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-4916" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201006dunne-stresses-new-direction-gubernatorial-bid"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_mattdunne1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_mattdunne1.jpg" title="web_mattdunne1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MATT DUNNE Independent Photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p>MIDDLEBURY — It would be an understatement to say it has been a busy June for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne.</p> <p>Last week saw the Hartland native and Google executive making campaign stops in Burlington, the Mad River Valley, Norwich, Middlebury and St. Johnsbury.</p> <p>On Tuesday, June 14, Dunne and his wife Sarah Taylor brought a baby daughter, Cora Leah Lawrence Dunne, into the world.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/4914">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201006dunne-stresses-new-direction-gubernatorial-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 governor's race 2010 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:00:11 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 4914 at http://addisonindependent.com