Did Vermonters feel the effects of the political earthquake in Massachusetts yesterday?
Here are a couple of reactions _ with people in both parties trying to use the results to raise money:
From Vermont Democratic Party Chairwoman Judy Bevans:
Yesterday, the Democratic Party was dealt a difficult blow. For the
first time in over thirty years, Massachusetts elected a Republican Senator,
weakening the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. ...
We can’t allow this to become a trend in 2010!
This defeat serves as a wakeup call to all Democrats. If we want real
change, we need to work twice as hard to achieve it.
That’s why the Vermont Democratic Party has started early, building a
statewide “14 County Campaign” to elect a Democratic governor and elect
Democrats up and down the ballot. From re-electing Senator Leahy and
Congressman Welch to protecting our majorities in the State Legislature, we
can’t take a single seat for granted.
Please donate to the Vermont Democratic Party’s “14 County
Campaign” today to elect a Democratic governor and elect Democrats
From Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, who is running for governor:
Yesterday night's victory in neighboring Massachusetts showed once again
that Americans are tired of politics as usual. Vermonters are looking for a
campaign run on ideas promoting job-creation, and economic
I will be a jobs-Governor, one who prioritizes the
need for business growth in Vermont by lowering taxes and controlling runaway
government spending. Priority number one is to make sure that Vermont is the
best state in New England to do business.
- Terri Hallenbeck
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