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 ...
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.
A recent piece from Vermont Public Radio focuses on the Vermont Progressive Party’s primary for Lt. Governor. One candidate sees alliances with Democrats as reasonable, while the other would like the Progressives to be more independent. Read or listen to the full thing here.
(Kinzel) Power says the key is whether or not the winning Democratic candidate supports most of the key priorities of the Progressive Party:
(Power) “… And has a better chance of winning than I do myself … Then it seems to me that it would be for the greater benefit of the state of Vermont for me to withdraw.”