Deborah Bucknam

Attorney General TJ Donovan says a lawsuit filed against the state of Vermont, for its alleged role in EB-5 frauds in the Northeast Kingdom, is without merit.
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Democrat T.J. Donovan is set to become Vermont's next attorney general, after handily winning the seat in Tuesday’s election. 

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Republican Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman won the race for lieutenant governor, and T.J. Donovan will be Vermont's first new attorney general since 1997.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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With incumbent Bill Sorrell retiring, Vermont is getting its first new attorney general since 1997. Voters will decide who oversees law enforcement in Vermont, and who defends Vermont’s laws from legal challenges.


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Vermont’s next attorney general will likely inherit one of the highest-profile civil cases in state history, and Republican Deb Bucknam and Democrat TJ Donovan say charges related to a $200 million EB-5 fraud in the Northeast Kingdom would be a priority for their administration.

A self-described “small town lawyer” from Caledonia County is running for attorney general as a Republican. Deborah Bucknam says she’d use the office to hold state government accountable to its citizens.