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Debate: Democratic AG's Race Audio Now Online
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Jane Lindholm
The Democratic candidates for Attorney General Bill Sorrell and TJ Donovan have their final debate before Tuesday’s election.
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VPR News
Common Cause Tracks Political Donations
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Steve Zind
Wally Roberts, executive director of Common Cause of Vermont speaks with Vermont Edition about the organization's searchable database of donations to political campaigns and what influence that money has on Vermont elections.
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VPR News
Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On Marijuana Decriminalization
Thursday, 08/09/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin and GOP challenger Randy Brock have very different views about whether marijuana should be decriminalized.
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VPR News
U.S. House Candidate Announces Plan To Ensure FEMA Funding
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Bob Kinzel
Republican U.S. House candidate Mark Donka says Democratic incumbent Congressman Peter Welch hasn't done enough to help the state get FEMA money as it works to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.
VPR News
Ayotte Visit Prompts Party Bickering
Wednesday, 08/15/12
Vermont Democratic and Republican leaders are in a war of words over New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte's visit to the state today for a party fundraiser.
VPR News
Donovan Courts Republican Voters In Democratic Primary
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Bob Kinzel
Some political observers  think Republican voters could be a key factor in the Democratic primary for Attorney General.
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President To Visit New Hampshire
Thursday, 08/16/12
President Barack Obama will visit New Hampshire this weekend.
VPR News
Republicans Vie For U.S. Senate Seat
Thursday, 08/16/12
By Jane Lindholm
Bernie Sanders is wrapping up his first term as a U.S. Senator and running for re-election. The two men currently vying to challenge Sanders in the general election say it's time for a change but they're in an uphill battle to gain name recognition.
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Vermont Edition
Randy Brock On The Economy, Energy And Taxes
Friday, 08/17/12
By Bob Kinzel
Gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock discusses his plans for the economy, tax reform and Irene recovery, Cassandra Gekas, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, outlines her platform and we listen to the voices in the news.
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Vermont Edition
Republican U.S. Senate Debate
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Jane Lindholm
Brooke Paige and John MacGovern, Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, debate the issues and State Representative David Deen on what the future holds for a program to re-introduce Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River watershed. 
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VPR News
Vermont Republicans, Democrats Say Ryan Will Change Debate
Monday, 08/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
Top Republican and Democratic officials in Vermont both say that they think the selection of Budget Chairman Paul Ryan as the GOP vice presidential nominee will make the economy and debt reduction a key issue in the presidential campaign.
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Democratic Attorney General Primary Debate
Thursday, 08/02/12
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is taking some tough criticism from his challenger in the upcoming Democratic primary.
VPR News
Sorrell Says Lid Is Off On Super-PAC Contributions
Thursday, 07/26/12
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell has determined that there's no limit to the size of contributions that can be made to so-called independent expenditure PACs - groups that try to influence elections but aren't working with a specific candidate.
VPR News
Sorrell Fails To Gain Party Committee’s Endorsement
Tuesday, 07/24/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
The members of Vermont's Democratic Committee voted on a possible endorsement of incumbent Attorney General Bill Sorrell this past weekend, and the vote did not turn out the way Sorrell would have liked.
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Republican AG Candidate Calls For Tougher Drug Enforcement
Friday, 07/20/12
By Patti Daniels
The Republican candidate for Attorney General says tougher drug enforcement and sentencing would be among his top priorities if he's elected this fall.
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Attorney General Candidate Interview: Jack McMullen
Thursday, 07/19/12
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington businessman Jack McMullen visits Vermont Edition to lay out his platform in his campaign as the Republican candidate for Attorney General.
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VPR News
Analysis: Brock Fundraiser Brings Outspoken Governor To Vt.
Saturday, 07/14/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
At a fundraiser this week for Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock, Maine Gov. Paul LePage stirred more controversy over comments he made earlier criticizing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
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VPR News
Early Voting System Questioned
Tuesday, 08/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's early voting system is designed to boost turnout by making voting more convenient but questions are being raised about whether it's too easy for third party groups to misuse the system.
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Condos Touts Voter Registration
Monday, 07/30/12
Secretary of State Jim Condos is highlighting steps taken by his colleagues from around the country to boost voter registration.
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Analysis: Sorrell's Ground-Game Needs Improvement
Saturday, 07/28/12
By Peter Biello
Journalist Hamilton Davis says Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell needs a better ground game if he wants to defeat State's Attorney T.J. Donovan in next month's Democratic primary.
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Analysis: Shumlin Carries Financial Advantage Into Election
Saturday, 07/21/12
By Peter Biello
Retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis shares his thoughts on what the most recent campaign finance reports mean for the gubernatorial campaign and the Democratic primary for attorney general.
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Vermont Edition
Secretary Condos On Voter ID Laws, Early Voting
Friday, 07/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
Early voting for Vermont's primary election begins on Monday. It's estimated that 25 percent of all voters will use this system this year. We talk with Secretary of State Jim Condos about early voting, and whether states should require photo IDs for all voters.
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Super PACS Could Have Impact On Vt. Elections
Friday, 07/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
New Super PACs could play a critical role in Vermont's 2012 statewide and legislative elections - a situation that has renewed the debate over campaign finance legislation in the state.
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Analysis: What SuperPACs Could Do In Vermont
Saturday, 07/07/12
By Peter Biello
Retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis speaks with VPR's Peter Biello about the potential impact of SuperPACs in Vermont this election season, as well as the push by Republican Gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock for a moratorium on wind projects.
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Illuzzi Files As A Republican In Race For Auditor
Thursday, 06/14/12
By John Dillon
Essex-Orleans Senator Vince Illuzzi had been considering campaigning as an Independent, but he said Thursday he decided to enter the race on the GOP ticket because he identifies strongly with Republican moderates.
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