Tag Archives: Anthony Pollina

Vermont Progressive Party 2010 Convention, Burlington, November 20

Posted at progressiveparty.org:

Join us for our annual Convention on Saturday, November 20th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We will be meeting at Burlington High School at 52 Institute Road in Burlington. Help celebrate our victories, and chart the course ahead for the next two years.

At our meeting, we will:

* Discuss the role of Progressives and the future of wind power in Vermont;
* Discuss the work ahead in the fight against corporate personhood;
* Hear from Chris Pearson, Anthony Pollina and Doug Hoffer about their view of the election and where we are as a result;
* Introduce our 2011-2012 Progressive State House caucus and learn about their agenda for the upcoming session; and
* Fill the vacancy of Assistant Treasurer.… Read more ...

Vermont Progressives May Have Elected Seven State Legislators

H/T Ballot Access News:

Election Recap from the Vermont Progressive Party:

Vermont’s Progressives, largely avoided the lurch to the right witnessed across the country with Tuesday’s general election.

All five Progressive incumbents seeking re-election were returned to office. Brattleboro Representatives Sarah Edwards and Mollie Burke ran unopposed. This will be Mollie’s second term in Montpelier, and Sarah’s fifth, making her the senior member of the Progressive caucus.… Read more ...

Pragmatism And Strategy The Mantra For Vermont Progressive Party

Vermont Public Radio has an excellent radio interview on the continued role of the Progressive Party in Vermont Politics. From the accompanying article:

One third of the Progressive Party’s legislative candidates are also running as Democrats this year. And Martha Abbott, the Party’s gubernatorial candidate, has dropped out of the race to help the Democrats.

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Pollina To Run For Washington County Senate

From the Vermont Progressive Party:

I am entering the Democratic Primary for Washington County State Senate and expect to run in the general election under the banners of the Democratic and Progressive Parties. To unify voters, I will also reach out to the Working Families Party, Republicans and Independents.

Folks in Washington County have a good idea of who I am and where I stand and were very supportive in 2008.… Read more ...

Burlington Free Press Editorializes on the Progressive Party’s Statewide Slate

An editorial in the Burlington Free Press was published a week ago analyzing how the Progressive Party’s entry into the statewide races in 2010 changes the dynamic.

Progressive Martha Abbott’s decision to run for governor alters the terrain for the major party candidates already in the race just as they gear up for a summer of serious campaigning.

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VTdigger.org profiles executive director of Vermont Progressive Party

From VTdigger.org:

The 40-year-old [Morgan] doesn’t come across as a politician of any stripe; he is a soft-spoken spokesman for the third major party in Vermont, and he has the unenviable task of fielding questions on the touchy issue of whether the Progressives are election spoilers rather than a “keep’em honest” corrective to Democratic candidates who are unwilling to take strong positions on issues that matter to the Progressives.

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Several gubernatorial races could see serious independent candidates

The Washington publication Politico reports independent candidates “are poised to run serious campaigns for governor in at least a half-dozen states, a development that threatens Democratic fortunes in some of the bluest and most progressive-minded states in the nation.” In New Jersey, polls suggest independent Chris Daggett, “a moderate former Republican who once worked as deputy chief of staff to Gov.… Read more ...

For the first time since 1988, no independents or smaller parties win statewide races

Posted at Ballot Access News

The 2008 election is the first election since 1988 in which no independent or minor party candidate won a statewide election. However, there is one statewide race in 2008 in which an independent appears to have placed ahead of a major party nominee, and also one U.S.

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Ralph Nader supports Anthony Pollina for Governor of Vermont

2008 Vermont Gubernatorial Race Watch blog carries the news that

Buried deep within its news coverage concerning Ralph Nader‘s stops in Vermont today, Fox 44 News offers a sole paragraph within a longer report stating about how (here; video clip available, plays in IE browser, not Firefox):

Nader touched on state politics as well, throwing his support behind independent candidate for governor Anthony Pollina.

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State Employees union endorses Pollina

Independent Vermont Gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina secured the endorsement of the Vermont State Employees Association Saturday, in what the Burlington Free press characterized as a blow against his Democratic opponent, Gaye Symington:

The union, which represents about 8,000 state workers, cited Pollina’s work on labor issues as an activist, as well as specific support he’s offered this year as the Douglas administration launched efforts to cut 400 state jobs through attrition.

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Top 10 independent/third-party candidates of 2008: Bird, Pollina, Sheehan lead the way

Earlier this week, IPR correspondent Trent Hill unveiled the first batch, #6-10, of IPR’s Top 10 third-party and independent candidates for the 2008 election season. Today, we bring you #s 1-5.

5.) State Rep. Michael Jackson scored 43% of the vote in a head-to-head primary runoff against Democrat Don Cazayoux in Louisiana’s 6th district.… Read more ...