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14 candidates qualify for presidential primary ballot

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos announced Tuesday that 14 presidential candidates have qualified to appear on the state’s March 1 primary ballot. According to Condos, 10 Republicans and four Democrats will be listed on the Super Tuesday ballot when Vermonters will select their choice for either the Republican and Democratic nomination for president. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In speech at GOP fundraiser, Christie offers self up as “blueprint” for Republican resurgence

“Candidates matter.” That was the message from the Republican governor of New Jersey Wednesday night as he regaled nearly 700 members of the Vermont GOP with the story of his own unlikely rise to prominence in a state where politics tend to run the same shade of blue as in Vermont. “Here’s our message: candidates matter. Candidates matter more than money. Candidates matter more than data mining… Candidates matter more than TV commercials and they matter more than mail pieces and they matter more than those incredibly annoying automated phone calls. Continue Reading →

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Christie fundraiser sells out

MONTPELIER — The Vermont GOP’s Welcome Winter Gala featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has sold out, according to a party official. Brent Burns, the state GOP’s political director, wrote to supporters Monday with the news. Party officials “have been absolutely overwhelmed by the excitement it has generated among Vermonters across the political spectrum,” he wrote. The event, set for Dec. 11 at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex, is being hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Stowe Rep. Heidi Scheuermann. Continue Reading →

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Christie to headline GOP fundraiser

MONTPELIER — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the featured guest at the Vermont Republican Party’s “Welcome Winter Gala” fundraiser next month. The event, hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Stowe Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, will be held at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction on Dec. 11. The invitation, which went out Thursday morning, promises Vermont food, beverages and entertainment. Christie won re-election on Tuesday by a comfortable margin over his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. Continue Reading →

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