The Vermont Senate has
overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to move the state’s primary elections to
early August. The early date was supported
by Secretary of State Jim Condos, who said he needed more time between the
primary and the general election to meet federal deadlines to get ballots to overseas
Rutland there was a close race for mayor. City Alderman David
Allaire challenged the incumbent Christoper Louras. But
in the end Louras prevailed, with a 400 plus vote margin of victory. Mayor
Louras speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras faces stiff
opposition from well-known challenger for the city’s top job. While the campaign has been relatively quiet,
public safety and the city’s drug problem have emerged as a top issues in a
race that will be decided on Town Meeting Day.
This week’s Israeli election did not exactly meet expectations and has
created considerable uncertainty about the future direction of the
country. Veteran ABC News foreign
correspondent Barrie Dunsmore has been examining possible consequences of the
Treasurer Beth Pearce and her opponent Wendy Wilton, Auditor-elect Doug
Hoffer and Vince Illuzzi, House Speaker Shap Smith and Attorney General
Bill Sorrell reflect on their races and look at what’s ahead. And VPR’s
Ross Sneyd and Valley News Editor John Gregg provide analysis of the
Vermont and New Hampshire races.