Paul Bean, the Northfield resident running for Vermont Senate as a Republican, has been endorsed by a sitting governor, a former governor, and a former lieutenant governor, he announced Friday.
“I recently received some endorsements from some pretty amazing people: Lt Governor Brian Dubie, Governor Jim Douglas, and Governor Phil Scott,” Bean said in a campaign statement. “I’ve got to say, if someone told me a year ago that I would be running a campaign like this, I would not have believed them. I am so grateful for the support I have received from not only these guys, but from people all across the county.”
The recent UVM graduate has built a team of volunteers, which he hopes will grow as November 8 approaches.
“The people behind the scenes that help me write, show up to events, and guide me are some of the finest people I’ve ever known. I can’t express enough gratitude to all those who have helped.”
State spending poorly managed under Balint’s leadership, Redic says – Following her Congressional candidate debate between Democrat Becca Balint, Republican Liam Madden, Libertarian Ericka Redic said Balint’s statements and voting record show her weak understanding about how the American economy works.
“Senator Balint touts her experience as a legislator, yet under her leadership the Vermont legislature has continued to underfund our state pension system – to the tune of billions of dollars,” Redic said. “The Transportation budget is underfunded $40 million next year, $60 million the year after that and $80 million the year after that! Where did all that Federal relief money go, Becca? If roads and bridges are so important, why aren’t you funding it? If you care so much about “labor” and the working class, why aren’t you funding their pensions?”
Balint says Global Warming Solutions Act ‘some of the most important work I’ve done’ – Yesterday, Balint received the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters. In her public ‘thank you,’ she promised to make climate a priority if elected.
The GWSA commits Vermont to stringent carbon reduction requirements and allows the State to be sued if goals are not met.
“Helping pass Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act is some of the most important work I’ve done as a Vermont Senator,” said Balint in a public statement. “The climate crisis is here now and every moment counts if we are going to preserve our environment and ensure a livable world for our children.