Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie is canceling plans for a fundraiser that was to precede a benefit concert for the families of Vermont service members. Dubie says he wants the attention at the August 14 event to stay focused on the families.
Dubie was criticized for a plan to hold a campaign “meet and greet” before the benefit at Saint Michael’s College. He says he planned to donate the proceeds from his event to the Vermont Military Family Assistance Fund.
But some felt Dubie’s event tainted the benefit with partisan politics. Dubie says he was asked to help out at the benefit and he agreed to do so.