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Vermont’s major party candidates for governor spent the final
day of their campaigns running hard. While Brian Dubie has spend the past four days touring three dozen towns, Peter Shumlin turned out his party’s best-known names to help boost turnout.
Candidates for governor are focused on
generating enthusiasm among their supporters with less than a week to go before
the election. Both Brian Dubie and Peter Shumlin are putting
in long days and calling on as many allies as they can muster to help get their
Vermont already faces a potential $110 million deficit.
And as the state struggles to regain its financial footing, it’s unlikely that new
revenues will pour in anytime soon. While the two major party candidates have spending proposals, the details remain elusive.
poll conducted for Vermont Public Radio shows that gubernatorial candidates
Brian Dubie and Peter Shumlin are locked in a dead heat in the final weeks of the campaign. The
VPR Vermont Poll shows that if the election were held today, Republican Brian
Dubie would get 44 percent of the vote and Democrat Peter Shumlin would garner
43 percent. Despite
weeks of intense advertising and dozens of debates, neither candidate has been
able to break through.
Senate President Peter Shumlin sparked controversy recently when he came
support of decriminalizing marijuana. The candidates for governor have found it can be a challenging topic to
gubernatorial candidate Doug Racine has received the endorsement of two
labor groups. Political analysts say endorsements might carry extra weight in this year’s
crowded Democratic primary.