Republican Secretary of State candidate Chris Roy has landed the endorsement of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the erstwhile presidential candidate.
"This is an exciting day and a huge boost to our campaign," said Roy.
He cited McCain as a leader in issues of reform and government spending and quoted McCain as saying the two have known each other for more than 10 years.
Charles Merriman, a Democratic candidate for the seat, criticized the endorsement.
"Vermont deserves a Secretary of State dedicated to promoting open, responsive government and civic participation at the local and state level, not one focused on obtaining endorsements," Merriman said in a statement.
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