Howard Dean

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Sanders’ rapid rise brings challenges, opportunities

MONTPELIER — With his poll numbers surging and crowd sizes growing, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is on the rise. The sudden spike in interest from both voters and media presents opportunities and challenges, however, that the nascent campaign must now be nimble enough to respond to. A CNN poll released last week pegged Sanders’ support at 35 percent in New Hampshire, just 8 points behind the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s a remarkable rise for Sanders, the 73-year-old self-described democratic socialist. Most political observers did not expect Sanders to pose a serious threat to Clinton, and certainly not this early in the primary process. Continue Reading →

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Dean’s gubernatorial records become public tomorrow

They won’t be in as high demand as they were when he launched his bid for president, but about 90 boxes containing records related to Howard Dean’s governorship will become fodder for public inspection tomorrow. Tomorrow marks the 10-year anniversary of Dean’s exit from the state’s top elected office. Before departing the post, he invoked the Archives Act to seal for one decade gubernatorial records that he had judged to be “privileged” and “sensitive.” The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch sued to gain access to the Dean records in 2005, but the Vermont Supreme Court upheld Dean’s decision, saying Vermont’s public records law was superseded by the Archive Act. Lawyers have pulled from the trove anything exempt from Vermont’s public records statute or protected by attorney-client privilege. Continue Reading →

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