Vermont GOP candidates for office may have an opportunity to promote their fiscally conservative messages as businesses and personal freedoms continue to be suppressed during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown.
A candidate swap has taken place among Republicans seeking to become Vermont state treasurer — H. Brooke Paige is no longer running for the office, and Carolyn Branagan, a former state senator for the Franklin district, is preparing to run.
Town clerks were asked if they support or oppose the secretary’s plan, if they are concerned about technical glitches or voter fraud, and whether the benefits outweigh the problems. Twenty-seven clerks responded.
The state of Vermont has withdrawn an injunction to force Club Fitness in Rutland to close after it received counter injunctions from the gym’s lawyer challenging the legality of the shutdown.
Ten new candidates for Vermont’s House and Senate were introduced Wednesday by Republican gubernatorial candidate John Klar from the steps of the state Capitol.
Sen. Benning continued, “I know the excuse is Covid-19 and trying to keep people safe, but as I said to you in my email we have an alternative by way of an absentee ballot that makes perfect sense to cure that problem.”
Rep. Cynthia Browning of Arlington will be running for re-election to the Vermont House as one of the two representatives for Arlington, Manchester, Sandgate and Sunderland. But this time around she will be running as an independent rather than as a Democrat.
More Vermonters are running for the Vermont Legislature as Republicans and are among those endorsed by the campaign to elect John Klar as governor.
Edward Gilbert, a U.S. Navy veteran and candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress, died unexpectedly at his home last week.
A crowd-sourced funding page for Club Fitness, the Rutland gym embattled in a legal tussle with Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan, had raised $3,060 as of Friday morning.
A fitness club owner who took a stand against Gov. Phil Scott’s economic shutdown is facing a lawsuit from Vermont’s attorney general, and the consequences range from fines to contempt of court, which could land him in jail.