Bruce Lisman

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe say they're trying to include as many lawmakers as possible in the negotiations with Gov. Phil Scott.
Peter Hirschfeld / VPR file

The prospect of a gubernatorial veto is suddenly looming large over budget negotiations in Montpelier, where intractable differences over the future of teacher health care benefits are threatening to derail a late-session compromise between Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Republicans Phil Scott and Bruce Lisman are putting on a united front after their bruising gubernatorial primary. But the effects of Lisman’s sustained barrage against the new GOP nominee might linger on into the general election.

Bob Kinzel / VPR File

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a decisive victory over businessman Bruce Lisman to win the Republican gubernatorial primary. Scott says his election shows that negative campaigning does not work in Vermont.

Vermont Primary 2016: Full Results

Aug 8, 2016
Peter Hirschfeld, Bob Kinzel / VPR

Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott won their parties' nominations for governor, according to the Associated Press.

Meg Malone / VPR

Democrats long ago raised concerns about the fact that Lt. Gov. Phil Scott owns a construction business that regularly bids on government transportation contracts. Now, Scott’s opponent in the GOP gubernatorial primary is joining them. 

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

With less than a week of campaigning left before Vermont’s Aug. 9 primary, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott earned the endorsement of one of the men hoping to replace him. Former Franklin County Sen. Randy Brock, the sole Republican running for lieutenant governor, endorsed Scott in Colchester Wednesday.

Meg Malone / VPR

Two Republicans are in the running for their party's nomination for governor, Businessman Bruce Lisman and Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, and they're facing off in a live debate on Vermont Edition.

Angela Evancie VPR / Toby Talbot AP

Vermont's two Republican gubernatorial candidates, Phil Scott and Bruce Lisman, have different views concerning their party's presumptive presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Could these differences emerge as a factor in the GOP race for governor?

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

All this summer, VPR has been connecting you with the candidates for higher office, bringing you the latest from the campaigns. To help you prepare for Tuesday's primary, check out our new "Meet the Candidates" podcast and hear from the candidates on the top issues facing the state.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR file

Bruce Lisman, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, joined Vermont Edition for a one-on-one discussion. This interview is part of VPR's "Meet the Candidates" series, where we address a range of topics, but also want each participating candidate’s thoughts on four specific issues: gun control, taxes, marijuana legalization and health care.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

Bruce Lisman is a Burlington native who spent years working in global finance, and now he’s running in the Republican primary for governor of Vermont.  As part of our "Meet The Candidates" series, we speak with Lisman about his positions on gun control, marijuana legalization, health care and the other top issues facing the state.

Angela Evancie / VPR

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman is trying to paint his opponent, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, as being too cozy with Democrats.

One in every 17 Vermont workers is employed in the clean energy sector, according to a new report commissioned by the state to track the economic impact of Vermont's renewable energy efforts.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

In the two-person battle for the Republican nomination for governor, GOP lawmakers are closing ranks behind Lt. Gov. Phil Scott. 

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Will Vermont's two Republican gubernatorial hopefuls support Donald Trump if he wins their party's presidential nomination?

One candidate says there's no way he'll ever support Trump, and the other says it's too early in the political process to answer the question.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR File

Democrat Sue Minter became the second candidate for governor to disclose tax returns and a list of financial assets.

Minter, who served as transportation secretary in the Shumlin administration prior to announcing her gubernatorial bid last fall, reported $152,000 in total household income in 2015, according to IRS forms she made public Thursday afternoon.

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Lisman is taking his attack of Gov. Peter Shumlin to new levels this week with a television ad that depicts the incumbent Democrat as a babbling ventriloquist dummy.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

Hundreds of early childhood professionals gathered in Montpelier Wednesday and heard Vermont’s four candidates for governor make their pitch for the state’s top office. Each of the candidates say quality childhood education is key to the state economy, but they offered different ways to go about improving it.

The VPR Poll; Sara Simon; Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

According to the new VPR Poll, the race for governor is wide open because roughly two thirds of Vermonters are undecided about which candidate they want to support. Despite this uncertainty, on the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott enjoys a huge lead over businessman Bruce Lisman.

Vermonters today might catch a glimpse of the first televised campaign ad of the 2016 race for governor.

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