The campaign for Treasurer has been the most contentious statewide race this year. The candidates met this week
in one of their final debates of the campaign and they used the forum as a way
to sharply criticize each other.
In a debate sponsored by the
Burlington Free Press, Vermont’s gubernatorial candidates were asked if they had seen any evidence
of the highly partisan, negative style of Washington, D.C., politics in the state’s elections this year.
The most competitive political
contest in Vermont this year is for a position that normally attracts
little attention. The race for state treasurer
has drawn charged political attacks and an unprecedented level of spending.
of dollars in state bonds went on sale to Vermonters Monday. The investments,
which are called Citizens Bonds, are general obligation bonds available only
to Vermonters. They’re sold in $1,000 increments. The bonds help pay for a variety of public projects.