State treasurer race drama picks up again

MONTPELIER — State Treasurer Beth Pearce held a press conference Monday afternoon in the Statehouse after a radio show debate, calling certain portions of her opponent’s campaign “just plain wrong.”
Pearce also called into question a campaign issue by challenger Wendy Wilton over transparency, suggesting the city of Rutland’s electronic reports don’t show the detail of her state office. Pearce also said Wilton flip-flopped on health care stances and was politicizing an office that should be nonpartisan.

Pearce also defended an argument the Wilton campaign has made over transparency, again showing a U.S. Public Interest Research Group report that takes issues with transparency refers to another agency, not her office.
Wilton has campaigned on the promise of transparency to the state treasurer’s office.
Pearce said the treasurer’s office does not make health care policy.
See the Tuesday edition of The Times Argus and Rutland Herald for more information.