One year ago, Progressives challenged Democrats that to keep a Progressive out of the Governor’s race, they needed to pick a candidate who fights for the following three positions:
1) Closing Vermont Yankee
2) A Single-payer health care plan
3) Balancing the retirement and unemployment funds in a manner that is fair to workers
The top two vote-getters support all three of these positions.
In other news, our races went the way we hoped. Anthony Pollina came in just behind Incumbent Ann Cummings in the three-seat Washington County Senate race. Rep. Sandy Haas mounted a write-in campaign and to defeat an opponent in a second primary by a 2-1 margin, securing a two-way race. Tim Ashe came in second in the Chittenden County (six seat) Senate District.
And Doug Hoffer, who wants to run as a Democrat/Progressive won 60% of the vote and could well become the next Auditor.
And in the only contest on the Progressive ballot, our own Marj Power easily beat Liberty Union-ite Boots Wardinski.