Sue Minter

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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.

Sue Minter greets supporters
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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.

On Tuesday, Vermont will hold its earliest ever state primary.  It’s an unusual year in that all seats in the House and Senate are up for election, although not all face primaries.  The top five elected offices in the state will also be chosen in the general election in November. In the race to replace retiring Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin, five candidates have lined up in the Democratic primary. 

Peter Galbraith
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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.

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Today is the last day of work for Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter, who announced her resignation on Thursday. That’s because Minter is the latest to join the growing field of gubernatorial hopefuls. A member of the administration since 2011, Minter is looking to succeed fellow Democrat Peter Shumlin, who is not seeking a fourth term. Minter joins House Speaker Shap Smith and former state legislator Matthew Dunne in the Democratic field. Minter tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she’s ready for higher office.

Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter, who has served in the Shumlin administration since 2011, is stepping down to run for governor. The Democrat is the latest to join a crowded field, announcing her candidacy in an email to supporters this morning. Governor Peter Shumlin says Deputy Secretary Chris Cole will lead the agency beginning at the end of the day Friday.

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Vermont's continuing effort to recover from Tropical Storm Irene is the focus of a conference  at Norwich University today.  
Vermont Irene Recovery Officer Sue Minter says the Irene and Beyond Summit will not only discuss continuing needs due to Irene damage, but also begin to shape a statewide response system for future disasters.