Kesha Ram

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At the Democratic Party's unity rally Wednesday morning, the party prepared for its effort to put the first woman in the governor's office since Madeleine Kunin left it in 1991.

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Chittenden County Senator David Zuckerman will face former state senator and state auditor Republican Randy Brock in the lieutenant governor’s race in November.  

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

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The three Democrats vying for their party’s nomination for lieutenant governor share a lot in common when it comes to policy and politics.

There are three individuals vying for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Vermont ahead of the August primary. The winner will face Republican Randy Brock in the November general election.

VPR commentator Kesha Ram, seen here at VPR's Colchester studios in 2016.
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This week, we’re talking to the three candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Next up is four-term state representative Kesha Ram.

We're talking to Representative Ram about her priorities in the race, including education, housing, broadband access, and more.

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House Speaker Shap Smith has resurrected his bid for statewide office, though the former candidate for governor now has his sights set on a lower post.

Former political journalist Garrett Graff has registered as a candidate for lieutenant governor with the Vermont Secretary of State. But the 34-year-old Montpelier native, who returned to his home state last month after living outside Vermont for 10 years, says his political plans are still up in the air.

“It literally means nothing,” Graff said Monday of his statement of candidacy.

Graff filed the paperwork two days before Christmas. One line on the form asks if a registrant is “running in this election?” Graff answered, “I don’t know.”

Chittenden County Rep. Kesha Ram, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor, is walking back her support for a bill that would impose a carbon pollution tax after being publicly called on to do so by the Vermont Republican Party.

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Burlington Rep. Kesha Ram is running for lieutenant governor.

The 29-year-old Democrat has spent most of her adult life in the Vermont Legislature, and says she’s ready to use that experience to generate “a new sense of urgency to a lot of issues facing Vermonters.”

Burlington officials are working to strike the balance between two fundamental aspects of government: Keeping speech free and keeping government resources off the campaign trail.