On March 4, 1981, Burlington residents awoke to a political shock. Bernie
Sanders, a 39-year-old, tousle-haired radical from New York City had defeated the incumbent Democrat Gordie
Paquette for mayor of the city. And he started a political revolution.
With all the attention focused on the contest for governor, some political analysts think the Lt. Governor's race
will be decided more on the personalities of the candidates than their stand on