FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2022
BURLINGTON — Today, Christina Nolan, Vermont’s former United States Attorney, launched her campaign as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. In her video announcement, entitled “Fresh Perspective,” Nolan focused on her vision to reach across the aisle to improve public safety by reducing crime, address the high costs of inflation and tackle the opioid crisis tearing apart our communities.
Watch the video here.
A lifelong Vermonter, Nolan, 42, was recommended with bipartisan support from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Governor Phil Scott (R-VT) and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate – the 38th person to hold the position and the first woman in state history.
In “Fresh Perspective,” Nolan states, “I’m running for Senate because we need leadership that will unify the country – leadership that will work across the aisle to make positive change for Vermonters and their families. The first job of government is public safety, preventing people from using drugs and getting those with substance use disorder into treatment. We need to make life more affordable. Skyrocketing inflation is a tax on the middle class and it stymies those who are working so hard to save money for their families. We need to get the workforce back to work so that our small businesses can thrive, stay open and create jobs.”
She goes on to condemn the gridlock and partisanship in Congress, saying, “Leaders in Washington of both parties have lost their way. They are more interested in fighting with each other and beating the other party. It’s cynicism and gridlock.”
As Vermont’s U.S. Attorney, Nolan’s team led the investigation that uncovered an illegal kickback scheme perpetrated by Purdue Pharma to overprescribe highly addictive opioid pain killers. The investigation secured a historic felony conviction and helped to win a settlement of $8.3 billion – the largest fine ever levied against a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Nolan is the only credible Republican candidate to join the field and if elected would be the first woman to represent Vermont in the United States Senate. Vermont’s primary will be held August 9, 2022. Senator Leahy has held the seat for the last 47 years, and his retirement created the first open race for Congress in Vermont since 2006. The chosen Democratic frontrunner, U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), 74, was first elected to office in 1980. He votes with his party leadership 100 percent of the time and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Christina Nolan provides Vermonters with a highly qualified fresh perspective to solve the problems Washington has not been able to solve.
TRANSCRIPT FOR “FRESH PERSPECTIVE”
CHRISTINA NOLAN TO CAMERA: When I think about what defines Vermont, I think about our independent spirit. Our work ethic. Natural beauty. And our tradition of stepping up and taking care of one another when times are tough. I think it’s a blessing and a privilege to have been born in Vermont, to have been raised in Vermont and to call myself a Vermonter. That privilege and that blessing – which I did nothing to earn, I just got lucky – has called me to public service and to give back to the state that gave me so much.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: I will support and defend.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: Christina Nolan took the oath of office today and outlined a range of priorities she will bring to bear as Vermont’s top federal prosecutor.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: The native Vermonter was recommended by Governor Phil Scott and Senator Patrick Leahy.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: She is Vermont’s 38th U.S. Attorney and the first woman to hold that position.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: So I guess we can call you a trailblazer.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: Christina Nolan will co-chair the Justice Department’s nationwide effort to fight sexual harassment in housing.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: The investigation originally launched in Vermont led to a criminal conviction against a global pharmaceutical company.
NEWS REPORTS SOT: Despite their smaller team, they are prepared to take on some of the biggest cases.
NOLAN: I’m so proud of what the team at the U.S. Attorney’s office accomplished during my tenure. I’m proud of the way we brought people from diverse backgrounds together to achieve goals, but I know that there is so much more to do. I’m running for Senate because we need leadership that will unify the country – leadership that will work across the aisle to make positive change for Vermonters and their families. The first job of government is public safety, preventing people from using drugs and getting those with substance use disorder into treatment. We need to make life more affordable. Skyrocketing inflation is a tax on the middle class and it stymies those who are working so hard to save money for their families. We need to get the workforce back to work so that our small businesses can thrive, stay open and create jobs. Leaders in Washington of both parties have lost their way. They are more interested in fighting with each other and beating the other party. It’s cynicism and gridlock. It’s ‘I win or you lose.’ I think it begins with remembering that leadership is about service. When we elect a new generation of leaders with a fresh perspective, new energy, people who have servants’ hearts, we can chart a new course where we start reaching across the aisle and treating each other the way Vermonters treat each other: like neighbors. I want to go to Washington to serve Vermonters, to serve people, not just a political party and its agenda. It’s going to take all of us. Join me in this effort to chart a new course in Washington, to create a new kind of politics, a politics that works for you, the kind of politics Vermonters can be proud of.
18 thoughts on “Christina Nolan launches campaign for Vermont’s open U.S. Senate seat”
George Aiken and now Patrick Leahy have used seniority in the US Senate to greatly reward Vermonters with Federal spending in the State. At age 42, Nolan has the potential for achieving 32 years more Senate seniority than 74 year old Peter Welch can achieve.
As an admitted Rino – only Rinos, Dems and the deceived will vote for her…it’s a play to take Dem votes from Welch and as a Dem in Republican clothing steal the Republican votes as well – how very brazen…when our enemy tells us who they are pay attention pls
For those whose immediate reactions is: “we dont know if she is conservative enough”, we have to embrace the sad reality that we in Vermont are 60 years into the post-Phil Hoff, hippie migration transformation. It’s not pretty what has become of this once-great, conservative State of Vermont but we venture further into la-la land if we embrace the fantasy that we can somehow elect a Ron DeSantis-type Senator now. The VTGOP must take full advantage of the growing number of “moderate” voters being outraged by additional gun restrictions, fringe sexuality and anti-white hatred promoted in public schools, police defunding, out-of-control education spending and public-sector unions driving the high cost of living in Vermont. These are bread and butter issues with broad appeal but due to the propaganda of pop culture and the liberal media, many of these folks are driven off by MAGA hats and Let’s Go Brandon. Appealing to the centrist voter is the last hope for the VTGOP to have any relevance and appeal into the future, and the time is ripe to cultivate that interest. The truth is not always easy to accept, but if we dont, freedom-minded Vermonters will be permanently relegated to the proverbial woodshed. If the choice is between the born-in-Burlington “Susan Collins west” and the old, white, male, virtue-signaling, liberal ambulance chaser from Springfield Massachusetts, who got his formative legal education at the hotbed of American marxism, UC Berkeley, it’s an easy decision.
Christina, many of us are awaiting the appearance of your campaign website so we know where to send contributions.
FJB Let’s Go Brandon – traitor and Rino
Please allow me to work for Christina here in Montpelier….
I attempted to join politics here running for city council as a moderate Republican.
Of the 12 people at a city council meeting I asked to sign my application to be on the ballot… 1 signed but said no way would I have her vote…. The others told me to go hades…
Democracy in Montpelier local politics is nonexistent if You’re not one of “ the chosen ones”..
Rinos like yourself are always rejected by smart Republican voters and telling you to GTH – classy 😉
Someone named Peter better start worrying.
Her problem, as far as I am concerned is the 2 dips endorsing her. yuk. Will we never learn? I for one have been lied to too many times.
Couldn’t agree more. Those endorsements should cause anyone considering a vote for her to possibly reconsider before putting an “X” in the box.
She’s an admitted to the Ring what more do we need to know. A thinly disguised and brazen ploy to capture Dem and Republican votes rather than face a costly Dem primary with Welch.
Count me breathtakingly stunned by some former great commenters coming out of woodwork as hopelessly deceived or not Patriot conservatives at all and before any primary falling in like it’s a done deal *facepalm*
She looks great
Yes, just what Vermont needs, a real fighter for the state and our Constitution, as the US
attorney, she has a great record and will fight for Vermont, not the good old boy club as
we know Peter ” the follower ” Welch will do…………………
Christina Nolan will make Vermont respected again, not the laughing stock we are with
our current elected officials, they are so pathetic.
Do the right thing, vote for Christina Nolan, Vermont deserves her !!
So far I like what Ms. Nolan has to say and what she has accomplished. I would like to hear what she has to say about the constitution and defending liberty.
I am concerned about the statement in her press release that says, “Nolan is the only credible candidate to join the field.” Smells of the same arrogance and entitlement that says “Peter Welch is the only credible Democrat candidate to enter the field.”. The people determine who is credible during primary and general elections. We elect representatives not princes and princesses. The elites really need to relearn this lesson.
Well said Stu and so true
Anything (well, almost anything) is better than Peter Welch’s cronyism. At least Ms. Nolan isn’t a Progressive Democrat, and just having someone in the U. S. House Republican Caucus will be an improvement. Hopefully Ms. Nolan isn’t a RINO, and will steadfastly support individualism, as opposed to what some of our other fence walking Vermont Republicans do. At this point, Ms. Nolan fulfills the prerequisite political credentials, and we conservative Vermonters have nothing to lose by voting for her, unless someone else, even more qualified, throws their hat in the ring too.
I look forward to reading and hearing more from her.
I totally Agree.
Although I am not following this as closely as some others may be, based on what I know, I have no problem with “Nolan is the only credible candidate to join the field.”
If there are better alternatives, please let us know who, and why.
I am sorry to admit that I voted for Peter Welch on his first try (so long ago) because he came across as thoughtful and independent. I am very disappointed to see that his record is just all mindless party line democrat support with no thought at all. The same as Leahy. Let’s not continue that…
Something seems to happen once they get to Washington…. I hope that Ms. Nolan is stronger than that.
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