Here are the top stories at noon:
With most of Vermont’s
precincts reporting, Obama has 59 percent to Clinton’s 39 percent;
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says turnout yesterday was at 41
percent, which breaks a record set in 1980; Burlington voters approved
a bond to renovate the Moran plant, and a bond to update a power plant…
It was a disappointing night for the
supporters of Senator Clinton, who were hoping for a much closer outcome. A small group of campaign
workers slowly filtered into Sweetwaters restaurant in downtown Burlington. The evening was
essentially over before it started when the national networks called the race
for Senator Obama one minute after the polls had closed here.
Barrack Obama scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in Vermont’s Democratic primary. The
Illinois senator was propelled to a double-digit lead over Senator
Hillary Clinton by voters who said they were motivated by the war in Iraq and the need for change in the political landscape.
VPR’s John Dillon reports.
declaring victory in Vermont, John McCain said he will return during the general
election campaign. McCain
made his promise in a phone call to a small group of supporters last night.
Steve Zind reports.
A winner of 11 presidential primaries in a row, Senator Barack Obama
hopes Vermont will play a role in keeping that winning streak intact in
tomorrow’s Democratic primary voting.
The Illinois Senator spoke
with us from the campaign trail yesterday by cell phone, and VPR’s
Mitch Wertlieb had a chance to ask him about a number of issues of
concern to Vermonters.
Vermont’s presidential primary was once a political
backwater. The voting often came long after the race was decided. And the state
didn’t have enough delegates to make a difference. That’s
all changed this year. Democratic strategists say when the votes are tallied on
Tuesday, Vermont will count as much as the big states of Ohio and Texas.
John Dillon reports.
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
Winter weather is causing school delays and closings; Today is the last day for Vermonters to register if they want to vote in next
week’s presidential primaries;
of the state Department of Public Service wants a lawmaker sanctioned for
telling a state attorney during a meeting that if this were China, someone in
her department might be taken out and shot;
Pelletier of Pownal has an idea for people’s tax rebates, donate it to your community.
is the last day for Vermonters to register if they want to vote in next week’s
VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and
Barack Obama has generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm.