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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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This week on Vermont Edition, we’re bringing you interviews with the candidates for U.S. Senate. Next up is Republican candidate Scott Milne.

There's a major controversy emerging in the race for lieutenant governor. GOP candidate Randy Brock has released a radio ad that calls into question the character of Democratic-Progressive candidate David Zuckerman.

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Randy Brock has served as a State Senator and Vermont's Auditor of Accounts. He's also run unsuccessfully for governor in 2012. Now he is the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor.

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If the vulgar presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has you pining for simpler times, a new photo exhibit on the John F. Kennedy presidency might be just the medicine to help make it through to Election Day.

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Some prominent Vermont Republicans are seeking to distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee after seeing footage of Donald Trump speaking in vulgar and predatory terms about women.

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All week on Vermont Edition, we bring you interviews with the candidates for U.S. Senate, starting with the seven-term Democratic incumbent Patrick Leahy.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and NPR's politics team is live-annotating the debate.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was back in New Hampshire today. The former Democratic presidential candidate was campaigning for his former rival Hillary Clinton.

He was also here to support New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan's bid for U.S. Senate. Sanders spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello.

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Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott jousted over fiscal policy in a televised gubernatorial debate Thursday night, and the candidates are offering voters some clear contrasts as Election Day nears.

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Our Revolution is the organization founded by Bernie Sanders to carry on the priorities of his presidential campaign. We're getting an update on the group's work.

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The role of corporate money in Vermont politics has come under withering scrutiny this election cycle, due in large part to the rallying cries of Bernie Sanders. And several politicians in Vermont – Democratic candidate for governor Sue Minter among them – have sworn off direct donations from corporate entities altogether.

Not Phil Scott.

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With about five weeks to go before the general election, some Vermont Democrats are wondering why U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is sitting on the sidelines of what appears to be a toss-up election for governor.

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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night, and NPR's politics team is live annotating the debate.

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The future of Vermont Health Connect, the state's health care exchange, is a key issue in this year's race for governor, and the two major-party candidates say they would have different approaches to the exchange if elected.

New Poll Shows Clinton Up Over Trump In New Hampshire

Sep 30, 2016
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A new poll from WBUR Boston shows Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by seven points among likely voters in New Hampshire, one of the key battleground states that could determine the outcome of the presidential election.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin is defending his decision to fill a vacancy on the Vermont Supreme Court before he leaves office at the beginning of January. Shumlin says it's clear that the Vermont Constitution gives him this authority.

The first presidential debate was a tense affair between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as they clashed over their economic and trade plans, national security and race relations in the U.S.

The Republican nominee came out aggressively against Clinton, often interrupting her and talking over her, but the Democratic nominee didn't pull her punches either and had plenty of zingers ready. And as the night wore on, Trump appeared repeatedly rattled as he was pressed on his past support for the birther movement and controversial comments about women.

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Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott say they support the creation of an ethics commission in Vermont, but sharply disagree over what constitutes a conflict of interest for elected officials.