Ericka Redic, GOP candidate for Congress in next Tuesday’s primary, has accepted the endorsement of former Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and the nomination of the Vermont Libertarian Party of Vermont (LPVT).
Redic and Anya Tynio from the Northeast Kingdom are the Republican frontrunners in the primary. Liam Madden is in the GOP primary but has said if elected he will serve as an independent.
“Vermont and our nation are in the current state of inflation, unaffordability and instability because of government overreach,” said LPVT Chair Olga Maria Mardach-Duclerc. “Ericka represents a commonsense approach that acknowledges our rights to take back control over our own choices and lives. She has a pragmatic liberty approach, and her diverse experience makes her an excellent candidate for US House and we are confident that she will represent the goals of the Libertarian Party of Vermont; Less Government, More Community.”
When asked whether accepting the Libertarian Party nomination might make her appear more ‘pro-choice’ on the question of legal abortion, Redic said the Libertarian Party has both pro-life and pro-choice wings, and that she affiliates with the former.
Dubie, an airline pilot and former Air Force fighter pilot, was a popular lieutenant governor from 2003-2011 and was the GOP nominee for governor in 2010, losing to winner Peter Shumlin (D) by about 5000 votes.
“I am pleased to endorse Ericka Redic to represent Vermont in the United States Congress,” Dubie said. “Ericka is a great listener. She will listen to Vermonters and work hard to find common sense solutions in Congress. Ericka will scrutinize Federal spending, support US energy independence, and will support policies that will grow the economy. I trust Ericka will always do the right thing for her constituents. I fully endorse Ericka Redic for Congress to represent Vermont.”