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The Republican and Democrat running for Vermont Governor participated in their first broadcast debate Monday night.  While generally polite, the two candidates offered clear differences in their philosophy regarding several issues.

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The results are in and November’s race for Vermont’s open governor’s seat is set. Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott will face off in the general election after winning primaries that ended up not being as close as some had anticipated.

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Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott is in the midst of a contentious primary campaign against first-time candidate Bruce Lisman in the Republican primary for governor.  Today, Scott received an endorsement from the Republican seeking his current position.

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Former Windham County state Senator Peter Galbraith has launched a bid for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor of Vermont.

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New campaign finance reports show that the four candidates for Vermont governor are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaigns.

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Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott officially kicked off his campaign for governor Tuesday night, saying Vermont’s economic foundation must be stabilized.

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This was one of the busiest weeks in Vermont politics since election day, all dating back to Vermont Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin’s June announcement that he would not run for re-election.  That has resulted in a number of candidates announcing their candidacy for 2016.  Vermont Republicans are hopeful that they have a solid chance to take back the top seat. Retired Wall Street businessman Bruce Lisman and Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott have already entered the GOP field, and several others are considering running.  Phil Scott has already picked up a key supporter – former Governor Jim Douglas, who served from 2003 through 2011.  Douglas explains to WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley why he is already supporting Scott.

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Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott is the highest ranking elected Republican in the state. In an email blast Tuesday he officially announced he is running for governor in 2016. The seat is open because incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin isn’t seeking another term. Scott said he decided to run in order to restore fiscal responsibility and revitalize the fundamentals of the state’s economy.  Scott explains to WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley how he plans to accomplish that.

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The field of candidates seeking to become Vermont's next governor is growing. Current Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott used social media today to announce his plans to join the Republican race for the state’s top seat.

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The field of candidates seeking to become Vermont's next governor is growing.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott told WPTZ-TV that he plans to send an email to supporters on Tuesday announcing his campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, with a traditional campaign kick-off in November.

Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, said in June that he wouldn't be seeking a third two-year term.

Since then, Republican businessman Bruce Lisman and two Democrats — House Speaker Shap Smith and former lawmaker Matt Dunne — have announced their campaigns.

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Dean Corren, a Progressive running for Vermont lieutenant governor, says he'll talk up his support for single-payer health care when he appears before the Democratic state committee.

NJ Gov. Christie To Visit Vt. For GOP Fundraiser

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is coming to Vermont where he will speak at the state Republican party's "Welcome Winter Gala."

The Dec. 11 event is being hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Rep. Heidi Scheuermann.

The Burlington Free Press is reporting that the tickets cost $50 per person, with a $1,000-per-couple private reception.

The event will be held at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction.

On Tuesday, Christie defeated Democratic challenger Barbara Buono to win his second term as governor.