Shumlin To Launch Campaign Next Week

Sep 2, 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin will officially launch his 2014 reelection campaign next week, according to a release from his campaign.

A campaign kickoff is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, when the Democratic governor will outline his case for a third term.

Shumlin has tapped a member of his executive staff to serve as campaign manager. Scott Coriell, who until last week served as special assistant to the governor, has left his job in the administration to run Shumlin’s campaign.

"My campaign will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing our great state in the years ahead," Shumlin said in a written statement. "We have made great progress, but I will not rest until all Vermonters have the economic security and quality of life they deserve.” 

Shumlin, who has more than $1 million in his campaign account, faces challenges from Republican Scott Milne, Libertarian Dan Feliciano, and Liberty Union candidate Peter Diamondstone.