Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie defeats Tom Costello

(Host) Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie has won re-election to his fourth term. Dubie easily outpolled Democrat Thomas Costello and won by almost 20 points. (Dubie) “It’s with humility and sincere gratitude that I say thank you for this awesome responsibility and to look you in the eye the people of Vermont and to say I accept this responsibility.” (Host) Costello is a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He got into the race late and was never able to overcome Dubie’s name recognition and popularity.

Lt. Gov candidates disagree over sex offender laws

Speaking last night on VPRs Lieutenant Governors Debate, Republican incumbent Brian Dubie said he strongly supports the passage of a civil confinement law. That’s legislation that would allow the state to keep a convicted sex offender in custody beyond their sentence if it’s determined that the person still poses a threat to the public.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie

Our series of interviews with the candidates for Vermont’s top posts continues as host Jane Lindholm talks with Brian Dubie about his bid for a fourth term as Lieutenant Governor. We also take a look at electoral politics in Canada, and get an introduction to bow hunting.

VPR Evening News September 26th, 2008

Lt. Governor candidate Tom Costello says future of Vt. Yankee is a key campaign issue; Three nuclear experts named to Public Oversight Panel; Agency of Agriculture says a Highgate egg farm has violated its permit; UVM faculty ratifies new contract; Six N.Y. caves being closed to protect bats; and commentator Art Woolf says you shouldn’t panic about the economy.