(Host) A Northfield businessman says he’s entered the race for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.
Nate Freeman runs an upholstering business, serves on the Northfield school board and is a contributor to the liberal blog Green Mountain Daily.
He says prominent Democrats have made a mistake by not getting into the race.
(Freeman) “We cannot afford another two years of waiting for maybe a better time in electoral politics. … This is a significant year of change for the nation as a whole and it should be as well here in Vermont.”
(Host) Freeman, who is 39, says he’s committed to the race even if another Democrat with name recognition decides to run.
Several Democrats have been urged to run and all of them have decided against challenging incumbent Republican Brian Dubie.
Freeman says he’ll focus on the environment, energy planning and the economy during the campaign.