Tuesday morning thousands of Vermonters listened in as the Vermont Republican Party began a multi-station radio campaign across Vermont, getting on the airwaves from Alburg to Vernon.
“The Vermont Republican Party is working together like never before,” said Chair Deb Billado. “We are in a much better place than we were two years ago – even just 6 months ago. In light of COVID we were forced to think a little differently, and that has thankfully resulted in us working together more cooperatively, from the Governor’s office down to local candidates.”
The Vermont Republicans are using the new radio ads to capitalize on the unprecedented popularity and unrivaled success of Republican Governor Phil Scott. A recent VPR/VPBS poll showed the Governor Scott’s 68% approval rating, making him even more popular than longtime Democrat officeholders like Peter Welch and Sen. Patrick Leahy.
“The message is simple,” added Political Director Paul Dame, “If Vermonters like the job Governor Scott is doing – then we are asking them to help him get that job done by electing more common sense Vermont Republicans like him who are going to cooperate with him – not work against him.”
While Democrats have tried to appear more cooperative this year, in the last election year a Seven Days reporter caught Senate Democrats violating open meeting laws to conspire how to thwart Governor Scott, intentionally passing bills for the purpose of getting his veto – not making life better for Vermonters.
“The message is simple. If Vermonters like the job Governor Scott is doing – then we are asking them to help him get that job done by electing more common sense Vermont Republicans like him who are going to cooperate with him – not work against him.”Paul Dame, VT GOP Political director
“We’re still in somewhat of a crisis management situation,” added Billado. “The Governor has no doubt done the best job in the country in preventing some really dire situations here in Vermont. But we can do better. If he had a legislature that had the experience and the incentive to see him succeed, like Republican House and Senate candidates do – instead of see him and our state fail – the way that the Democrat Party would like to see, then we could not only stop the spread of the virus, but actually start the spread of a more prosperous economy.”
Vermont Republicans have made post-COVID economic recovery their #1 goal and believe with a popular proven Governor they have made the case to voters to give their down-ballot candidates a serious look. Even local small businessman Scott Milne, the Republican candidate in a close race for Lt. Gov. is hoping to benefit from the ads that encourage voters to elect him and other Republicans to help strengthen Governor Scott’s hand on election day.
“There are voters out there who usually vote for Democrats, but they know that this time – for this election – we may need a few more of the Common Sense Vermont-style Republicans to balance things out and get us back on track with the economy.” said Billado.
The radio ads can be found on the website and supporters can donate for which commercial they want to hear more of in the weeks leading up to the election.