Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and Republican challenger Randy Brock interrupted each other and challenged the truth of each other's statements during their last television debate before Election Day.
The candidates were allowed to ask each other questions during part of Wednesday night's debate hosted by WPTZ-TV in Burlington.
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the Republican challenging incumbent New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, says the controversial gas drilling process called hydrofracking — currently being studied by the state — is safe. Long told WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Capitol Connection program this week that the economic benefits of fracking are too great not to go forward with drilling.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and challenger Wendy Long traded barbs over taxes, abortion and the economy in a sometimes contentious debate.
The two Senate candidates faced off at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday evening.
Democrat Gillibrand is a heavy favorite in her bid to be re-elected to the seat she was appointed to in 2009 after Hillary Rodham Clinton became secretary of state. Gillibrand won the election to finish the last two years of Clinton's term in 2010.
Republican Long is a New York City attorney making her first run for elected office.
In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.
In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.
One of the most-watched contests in Vermont this election season is the race for the state Attorney General. The state’s largest newspaper recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for the position.