Vermont Democrats are upset that Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie is linking a campaign fund raiser to a benefit for the families of Vermont military personnel. The Democrats say the August 14 concert at Saint Michael’s College on behalf of the Vermont Military Family Assistance Fund should be free of politics.
The Dubie campaign is hosting a separate event at Saint Michael’s prior to the benefit. The $125 cost of admission to the Dubie event includes entry to the concert. Dubie’s campaign manager, Sonny Schumacher, says all profits from the campaign event will go to the Military Assistance Fund. Democratic Party spokesman Mark Michaud says Dubie is blurring the distinction between his campaign and the benefit.