Richard Winger has news of the Progressive Party of Vermont’s Gubernatorial primary in 2012. The Chairwoman of the party has filed to run in the primary and is seen as the most likely victor.
Martha Abbott, chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, will appear on the Progressive Party primary ballot in August as a candidate for Governor. The Vermont Progressive Party hasn’t had a candidate on the November ballot for Governor since 2002. Generally, the Progressive Party tends to avoid running in that race.
There is no certainty that the Progressive Party will actually have Abbott on the November ballot this year either. After she wins the primary in August, she will be free to either continue running, or withdraw.
It is not entirely clear whether Abbott intends to actually run until November, or just to win the primary in order to keep others from doing so.