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The new VPR poll released this week revealed just one close state-wide race. That is the gubernatorial race between Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott, which is in a statistical tie.

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About 60 percent of Vermonters polled say they'd vote for Democratic incumbent Sen. Patrick Leahy, who has held the office since 1975. His challenger, Republican Scott Milne, has held steady in recent months with about 22 percent of polled voters.

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The new VPR poll shows a dead heat in the race for Governor between Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott. This week we're talking to both candidates about the key issues of the race. Today we're joined by the Republican candidate: Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott.

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Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and NPR Politics is live-annotating the debate.

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A VPR poll of 579 likely voters suggests that Hillary Clinton will carry Vermont easily in this year’s presidential race, but it’s unclear whether she’ll provide the electoral lift to Vermont Democrats that Barack Obama delivered in the previous two presidential cycles.

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From Tuesday Oct. 25 through Thursday Nov. 3, VPR will host debates for statewide offices – and we want to include your questions in each forum.

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According to a new VPR Poll, David Zuckerman, the Progressive-Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, holds a double-digit lead over his Republican opponent Randy Brock.

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The VPR Poll was released on Wednesday morning Oct. 19, and gives Vermont a snapshot of what likely voters are thinking about statewide and federal election races, plus what issues are priorities for Vermonters.

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Results from the first head-to-head poll of the 2016 race for governor have arrived. And the VPR Poll, conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute, shows Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter locked in a statistical dead heat with just under three weeks until Election Day. 

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Who leads the race for president and the key statewide offices in Vermont? What are the top issues on voters' minds and how much do they trust some of Vermont's institutions? VPR has once again partnered with The Castleton Polling Institute to ask Vermonters what you think about the big issues facing our state and the choices voters face on Nov. 8.

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With less than a month before the presidential election, former president Bill Clinton came to Hanover, New Hampshire Monday to stump for his wife Hillary Clinton at an event at Dartmouth College.

Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife in New Hampshire on Monday. The former president plans to make stops at Keene State College and Dartmouth College in Hanover.

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From tuition-free college to paid family leave, Democratic candidate for governor Sue Minter has proposed a number of initiatives that would require raising new revenues. And her platform reflects her philosophy about the role of state government in Vermonters’ lives.

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The debate over siting renewable energy projects has become one of the major policy contrasts between the gubernatorial candidates.

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David Zuckerman is a Progressive Party state senator representing Chittenden County. He's both the Progressive and Democratic nominee for the position of Lieutenant Governor.

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In Rutland County, the race for state Senate has heated up. While the three incumbents are well-known Republicans, three democrats and an independent are vying to unseat them.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders came out with a full slate of endorsements for Democratic candidates for Vermont office Thursday, including gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter.

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It's an age-old question: How does Vermont keep young professionals here and attract more to the state?

How about just asking them? That's what we plan to do.

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In half of the last eight presidential elections, Vermonters who split their vote between Republicans and Democrats have had a major impact on the outcome of the gubernatorial race.

On Tuesday morning, a staffer at the Vermont Democratic Party Field office in Bennington discovered someone had left several racist and anti-Semitic pictures in mail for the office.

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