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Mitchell Drops Out Of Gov's Race
Wednesday, 10/27/10
Mitchell says he's decided to drop out because he thinks Republican Brian Dubie's positions are too conservative.
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Biden To Stump For Peter Shumlin
Tuesday, 10/26/10
Vice President Joe Biden is planning to visit Vermont next week to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin.
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Candidates Highlight Commitment To Jobs
Tuesday, 10/26/10
By Ross Sneyd
Peter Shumlin and Brian Dubie are both highlighting their commitment to creating jobs in the last week of the campaign. At the same time, the attorney general's office sued outside groups supporting the candidates, claiming ads violated state laws.
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NEK Voters Look For Information
Monday, 10/25/10
By Charlotte Albright
Our Voter Voices series heads to the Northeast Kingdom, where many voters seem undecided in the final weeks headed up to the election. 
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Republicans Hope To Gain Seats In Legislature
Monday, 10/25/10
By Susan Keese
The adage that "all politics is local" is especially true in state House and Senate races. Legislative candidates will spend the run-up to Election Day close to home, doing what they've been doing: knocking on voters' doors.
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Dubie Defends Campaign Ads, Discusses Education Policy
Monday, 10/25/10
By Bob Kinzel
This week, Vermont Edition talks with the leading contenders in the governor's race. On Monday, Bob Kinzel's guest is Republican candidate Brian Dubie.  Also in the program, independent U.S. Senate candidate Dan Freilich.
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Paper's Survey Remains Controversial
Friday, 10/22/10
By John Dillon
A weekly newspaper's informal survey of 30 people around the Statehouse continues to play a controversial role in Vermont's gubernatorial campaign. In another advertisement out this week, Republican candidate Brian Dubie cites the survey to question the character of his Democratic opponent Peter Shumlin.
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Negative Ads Dismay Rutland Voters
Thursday, 10/21/10
By Nina Keck
In a group of interviews with Rutland County voters, the issues of jobs, the business climate and negative advertising surface to the top.
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Gubernatorial Race Could Go To Legislature
Thursday, 10/21/10
By John Dillon
With the race for governor looking extremely close, Vermont's 180 lawmakers could end up casting the final vote. That's because if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the contest goes to the Legislature.
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Profile: Shumlin Updating His Image
Wednesday, 10/20/10
By John Dillon
As this grueling campaign enters its final two weeks, both candidates are trying to hone their images before voters cast their ballots. In the first of two stories, VPR's John Dillon has this look at Peter Shumlin, and how he may be trying to rein himself in.
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Republican Beaudry Supports Term Limits
Wednesday, 10/20/10
By Bob Kinzel
Term limits are an issue in Vermont's congressional race, and the two major party candidates don't agree on whether they're needed. Republican Paul Beaudry says limits are needed and they're one of his top priorities. But Democrat Peter Welch says voters are the best judge of whether a person deserves re-election.
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Women Voters Favor Shumlin
Wednesday, 10/20/10
By Melody Bodette
One of the key constituencies is women. And the VPR Vermont Poll showed that Dubie is lagging. The poll says 51 percent of women surveyed chose Peter Shumlin and 39 percent chose Dubie.
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Vermonters Divided On School Consolidation
Wednesday, 10/20/10
The VPR Vermont Poll found that 45 percent of support a plan to reduce the number of school districts in the state from 278 to 45, even if that means closing small schools.
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Vermont Yankee Key Issue For Lt Governor Candidates
Tuesday, 10/19/10
By Bob Kinzel
The relicensing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is a key issue in the race for lieutenant governor. Despite recent problems at the plant, Republican Phil Scott says he's not ready to close it down when its license expires in 2012. But Democrat Steve Howard says there's no place for Vermont Yankee in the state's energy future.
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About One-Third Of Vermonters Support Single-Payer
Tuesday, 10/19/10
About a third of Vermontvoters appear to support a single-payer health care system, similar to Medicare.
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Poll Shows Vermont Yankee Influences Election Decisions
Tuesday, 10/19/10
The VPR Vermont Poll shows that voters are taking the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant's future into account as they decide political races.
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VPR Poll Finds Vermonters Favor Shutting Down Vermont Yankee, School Consolidation
Monday, 10/18/10
By John Dillon
By a slim margin, Vermont voters favor shutting down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant when its license expires in 2012. And they also support consolidating school districts to save money, even if that results in closing smaller schools.
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Federal Court To Hear Case On Videos
Friday, 10/15/10
A supporter of Vermont state auditor candidate Doug Hoffer is heading to federal court to try to get the Department of Public Safety to release a police video of incumbent Tom Salmon being arrested for drunken driving.
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A Look At VPR Vermont Poll Results
Friday, 10/15/10
By Jane Lindholm
We examine the results of VPR's statewide poll of how Vermonters feel about the candidates and issues of this election season. Plus, we revisit a Revolutionary War raid on Royalton, 230 years ago.
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Attorney General Won't Prosecute Democrats' Complaint
Thursday, 10/14/10
Vermont's attorney general says he didn't find enough evidence to support allegations that Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Dubie and the Republican Governors Association coordinated the filming of a TV commercial on Dubie's behalf, in violation of campaign finance laws that restrict media buys by outside parties.
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Candidates Differ On Parental Notification
Thursday, 10/14/10
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's leading gubernatorial candidates have very different positions on legislation that would require parents to be notified if their minor daughter is seeking an abortion.
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Independent Gubernatorial Candidates Present Plans
Tuesday, 10/12/10
By Patti Daniels
Brian Dubie and Peter Shumlin are the two gubernatorial candidates who've received most of the attention this election season. But there are seven candidates for governor, and three of them accepted VPR's invitation to debate the issues.
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Challengers In The Governor's Race
Monday, 10/11/10
By Jane Lindholm
There are five other candidates for governor of Vermont, beside Republican Brian Dubie and Democrat Peter Shumlin. We've invited them to argue for their platforms and share their perspectives from outside the two-party system.
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Independent Candidate Favors Abolition Of War
Thursday, 10/07/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
One of the Vermont candidates for the U.S. House has decided it's time to abolish war. 73-year-old Gus Jaccaci of Thetford says it can be done, using the power of direct democracy.
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Attorney General's Debate
Thursday, 10/07/10
By Bob Kinzel
Progressive Charlotte Dennett, incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell and Republican Aaron Toscano debate the issues in their race for attorney general.
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