is pretty happy to get an endorsement from Democracy for America, the "progressive political action community" founded by former Gov. Howard Dean in 2004. Of course, it' would have been shocking had it gone to Republican Jim Douglas.
It's not just another endorsement on a list. It's people power. Or at least that's what Arshad Hasan
, executive director of DFA
, promises. The organization, based in South Burlington, has 10,544 Vermont members who don't like to sit on the couch during elections.
Speaking of "endorsements," the Vermont League of Conservation Voters named Sen. Peter Shumlin
, D-Windham, and Rep. Tony Klein, D-East Montpelier, their new Environmental Champions.
The organization also released its legislative scorecard and promises to work to inform voters about the ranking to help them make choices among House and Senate candidates. To look at the scorecard, go here.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has a legislative scorecard, too. Take a look at that one here.
-- Nancy Remsen