Vermont’s Republican candidate for Congress says the national
Republican Party has "written off" his campaign. Paul
Beaudry says he hasn’t gotten any money for his race against Democratic Congressman Peter Welch.
Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for Vermont’s U.S. House seat: former "True North Radio" host Paul Beaudry, former Vermont Marble Company executive John Mitchell and former small businessman Keith Stern. They meet in debate on Vermont Edition.
Vermont Republicans and Democrats have a different philosophy when it comes to
campaign contributions from energy companies. Democrats
have refused to accept money from the owner of the Vermont
Yankee nuclear plant. But they did benefit from contributions from a developer
of a wind project.