Vermont’s Progressive Party hopes to attract new members by
highlighting key differences with the Democrats on budget and tax issues. And that effort could endanger the fragile truce that
currently exists between the two parties in the coming 2012 elections.
Vermont Democrats are charging State Auditor Tom Salmon with putting Vermonters
‘on the backburner.’ Salmon has officially launched an exploratory
committee to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Bernie Sanders.
Former Governor Howard Dean joins Ari Berman, author of Herding Donkeys to discuss the election strategy Dean championed as a presidential candidate and chair of the party, and how that approach has played out in the Obama years. Also, a round-up of wind energy projects in the state.
The open lieutenant governor’s seat has attracted candidates from all three of Vermont’s major political parties. Wednesday on Vermont Edition, a debate between the two Democrats running for lieutenant governor: Steve Howard of Rutland and Chris Bray of New Haven.
Vermont Republicans and Democrats have a different philosophy when it comes to
campaign contributions from energy companies. Democrats
have refused to accept money from the owner of the Vermont
Yankee nuclear plant. But they did benefit from contributions from a developer
of a wind project.
head of Vermont’s Progressive Party says it’s likely that his party
will support the Democratic nominee for Governor this year. But that’s only
if the winner of the Democratic
Primary supports several key Progressive priorities.
are now 5 Democratic candidates seeking the Party’s 2010 gubernatorial
nomination. One political analyst says the winning candidate will likely be the one
who can best identify and mobilize voters.
Vermont’s Progressive Party says it would support a Democratic
candidate for governor in 2010 if the candidate passes a litmus test on three issues. Bob Kinzel talks with Anthony Pollina about Democrats and Progressives getting behind one candidate. Also, political analysis with Eric Davis of Middlebury.