By Guy Page
Dana Perrino likes GOP candidate Christina Nolan’s chances of getting elected to the U.S. Senate this year.
The one-time press secretary for Pres. George Bush and longtime Fox news reporter and commentator said so on “America’s Newsroom” Saturday March 12.
“I’m going to go out and say it is possible that the Republicans might win in Vermont this year,” Perrino told co-host Bill Hemmer.
Hemmer made a scoffing noise.
“Don’t laugh, Republicans do win in Vermont. A young woman decided to throw her hat into the ring. Her name is Christina Nolan. She was Trump’s U.S. Attorney and supported by Sen. Pat Leahy and Phil Scott.”
She played a snippet from Nolan’s introductory video, and commented, “If you are a Republican in Vermont, there has never been a better year to run. Watch Christina Nolan in Vermont. You heard it here first.”
Before serving as U.S. Attorney beginning in 2016, Nolan previously served in Vermont U.S. Attorney’s Office under the Obama Administration as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, focusing her efforts on prosecuting criminal cases involving child exploitation, violent crime, and the trafficking of opioids and other deadly drugs.
According to her campaign website, Nolan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School where she was a Senior Editor at the BC Law Review.
A third generation Vermonter, Nolan is a native of Westford. She is an avid runner and won a Vermont State Championship at Rice Memorial High School.
Today she lives in Burlington with Jill, her partner of 16 years, and their beloved orange cat, Hank Thomas Nolan.