As the contest begins to
heat up, we’ll look at the issues affecting the race for governor, and talk about how the
candidate’s campaigns are shaping up. We’ll also hear from three visiting foreign students about their impressions of Vermont. And we’ll hop aboard a Dragon Boat.
Bob Kinzel talks with Secretary of State
Deb Markowitz about two election-related bills that have been vetoed,
and their implications for the November election. VPR’s Ross Sneyd
analyzes the top stories this week, and we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.
There’s enormous speculation in Vermont’s political circles about
Progressive Anthony Pollina’s role in the 2008 campaign. Democrats are urging Pollina to drop out of the
governor’s race and to seek the office of Lt. Governor.
The House has voted to sustain Governor Douglas’s veto of
a campaign finance reform bill by a one-vote margin. Backers of the the legislation said it’s needed to keep
big money out of Vermont politics,
but opponents argued that it gives incumbents an unfair advantage.
Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna helps us look ahead to what
might happen with new campaign finance reform legislation, and
explains why the Supreme Court struck down Vermont’s previous bill.
Hanna speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
Peter Welch says the Democratic Party runs the risk of alienating a lot of
voters if the presidential candidate who wins the most elected delegates isn’t
chosen as the Party’s nominee for the fall election.
who’s a super delegate supporting Senator Obama, says he’ll be very
disappointed if the super delegates play the deciding role in the nominating