Fact checking, Money trails

News in the state treasurer’s race: * VTDigger.org reports that Republican Wendy Wilton’s allegation that incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Beth Pearce ran afoul of SEC rules is factually incorrect. Read more. * The Vermont Press Bureau recently reported that deputy auditor Joe Juhasz, who is overseeing a probe into Beth Pearce’s oversight of the state pension system, made a financial contribution last [...]

Election primer

We’ve compiled a Vermont Election Primer to help you prep for the Nov. 6th election and get through Hurricane Sandy. For your listening, viewing and reading pleasure, the list below includes archived Vermont candidate debates, profiles, issues and more. VPR full campaign coverage, including state and national candidate debates, click here. Vermont Public Television state and [...]

Get ready to vote

In less than two weeks, Vermonters will have their say at the polls. It takes just a moment to locate your polling place. And while you’re at it, why not familiarize yourself with a sample of the 2012 Vermont General Election ballot. Here’s a look at upcoming campaign events: Thursday, October 25 At noon, Republican [...]

Notes, Dates And Bites From The Campaign Trail

Campaign Bites: *Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce, the incumbent Democrat, has taken a lot of heat from her Republican challenger Wendy Wilton. Pearce has now responded t0 Wilton’s accusations of mismanagement, lack of transparency and personal attacks. The Rutland Herald reports that Pearce defended herself, countering Wilton’s claims and noting that Wilton is “just plain [...]

Campaign Events This Week

This week in campaign news: The Burlington Free Press is hosting two debates between the two major party candidates for governor at noon today and tomorrow. Invited are Gov. Peter Shumlin, Democrat, who is running for re-election, and his opponent, Randy Brock, Republican state senator. The debate on Tuesday will have candidates responding to questions posed [...]

Candidates work the weekend

Undecided voters and voters who want to connect with their candidates have plenty of opportunities this weekend. Take a look. Saturday, October 20 Today’s a two-fer for Randy Brock, who is the Republican candidate for governor. First, at 9:30 a.m., he’ll host a town hall gubernatorial forum at Breaking Grounds Cafe in Bethel. Then, at 1:30 p.m., he’ll head [...]

19 days away….

Reminder, just one debate today: At noon, the candidates for attorney general — Democratic incumbent Bill Sorrell, Republican Jack McMullen and Progressive Ed Stanak — debate on “Vermont Edition.” Listen live. Follow the trail today: Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. senator who is running for re-election, and who is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, will attend events [...]

Follow the Money

“Follow the (campaign) Money” Voters can dig into political candidate, party, and PAC financial filings that were received by the October monthly deadline on the secretary of state’s website. Want more? The secretary of state’s office also has copies of “Notice of Mass Media Activities” that have been filed. Those are basically legal notices of [...]

Photos Of Minority Tourists Wanted…

As the state gears up to market to minorities, the search is on for photos of “racial or ethnic minority populations downhill or cross country skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, hiking, cycling, boating, camping, rock climbing, apple picking, gardening, etc.” As our story on this effort mentioned, tourism officials earlier came up empty handed in [...]

VPR Campaign Connection: Oct. 17, 2012

It’s a politically packed week. We thank Seven Days for lending us some of their listings below. Wednesday, October 17 There are three debates today, two for your eyes, one for your ears, all for the voters. At noon, tune in to VPR’s “Vermont Edition” as state auditor candidates  Doug Hoffer (Democrat/Progressive) and Vince Illuzzi (Republican) debate again. Listen live. [...]