On the shores of Lake Memphramagog this weekend, the Progressive Party state committee will hear from gubernatorial candidate Susan Bartlett.
The committee heard earlier in the year from Doug Racine.
Racine and Bartlett, both Democrats, would love to avoid the sticky wicket that 2008 Democratic candidate Gaye Symington found herself in - fending off an Progressive candidate while trying to take on Republican incumbent Jim Douglas. Symington finished third, fractions behind Prog Anthony Pollina.
Neither of the Dems has specifically asked for the committee's endorsement yet this year, but they did ask to speak to the party faithful, party Executive Director Morgan Daybell said. Democrat Deb Markowitz has not sought face time with the committee, he said. Neither, he said, has Douglas.
The meeting is at 1o a.m. Saturday at the Community College of Vermont in Newport.
- Terri Hallenbeck
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