Vermont Congressman Peter Welch doesn’t face any Republican challenger in the November election, but he is running against five other candidates.
One is Independent candidate Mike Bethel of Bennington. The 57-year-old is a community activist, public access television host and occasional columnist for the Bennington Banner.
Bethel says he’s had a low-profile campaign up til now, because he doesn’t want to raise a lot of money during tough economic times. Bethel is confined to a wheelchair, but says his disability just makes him a stronger candidate.
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