Donovan to pick up endorsements from Rutland County senators

TJ Donovan will head to Rutland this afternoon to pick up endorsements from the county’s three-member Senate delegation.

At 4 p.m. in Rutland City Hall, Sens. Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory and Bill Carris will throw their weight behind the 38-year-old challenger. Mullin and Flory are prominent Vermont Republicans, and it isn’t the first time Donovan has courted support from the GOP in his bid to unseat incumbent Bill Sorrell in the Democratic primary for attorney general.

He’s also won nods from Rutland City Mayor Chris Louras, who formerly served as an ‘R’ in the Legislature, and Barre City Mayor Tom Lauzon.

Sorrell, meanwhile, has his own campaign stop in Burlington, where he’ll be lavished with praise from tobacco-control advocates. The 11 a.m. press conference, at the back entrance of Fletcher Allen Health Care, will feature doctors and other anti-smoking figures lauding Sorrell his efforts on behalf of their cause.