Vermont Political Party Recognized http://wamc.org en Voters Give Vermont's Liberty Union Party Major Status http://wamc.org/post/voters-give-vermonts-liberty-union-party-major-status <p>Vermont's Liberty Union Party has again joined the ranks of the state's major political parties.<br><br>To be recognized as a major party in Vermont, a statewide political candidate must receive at least 5 percent of the votes in a statewide election.<br><br>On Tuesday, Liberty Union candidate Mary Alice Herbert won 13 percent in her race against Democratic Secretary of State Jim Condos. The party lost its major party status in 2008.<br><br>In 2014 Vermont will have four major parties: Democrat, Republican, Progressive and Liberty Union.<br> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51729 at http://wamc.org Voters Give Vermont's Liberty Union Party Major Status