Matt Dunne

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Bob Sherman knows his way around Vermont politics better than most. And when the retired Montpelier lobbyist decided he wanted to give Sue Minter a lift in her bid for the Democratic nomination for governor, he decided start super PAC.

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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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Voters in the Democratic primary delivered an electoral mandate on Tuesday. Now, Sue Minter will try to use it to become Vermont’s first female governor in 25 years.

Vermont Primary 2016: Full Results

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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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Three Democrats are in the running for their party's nomination for governor: Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter. They face off in a live debate Thursday on Vermont Edition.

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Last Friday, Democratic candidate for governor Matt Dunne issued a press release detailing his stance on wind energy projects in Vermont. His position hasn’t gone over well with some of his key supporters, and one of his primary rivals has become the beneficiary of their anger.

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All three Democratic candidates for governor are highlighting their ties to the political agenda of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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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.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne says he'd like to raise Vermont's capital gains tax rate in order to fund expanded access to college for Vermonters.

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Matt Dunne is one of three Democratic candidates for governor heading into the primary, and he joined Vermont Edition for a one-on-one discussion.

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Matt Dunne of Hartland has worked in community relations for Google since 2008, and previously led the national AmeriCorps*VISTA agency. He's now one of three Democratic candidates for governor of Vermont. As part of our "Meet The Candidates" series, we speak with Dunne about his positions on gun control, marijuana legalization, health care and the other top issues facing the state.

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Vermont's three Democratic gubernatorial candidates have unveiled plans to make college more affordable for thousands of Vermont students. And the candidates have very different approaches to deal with this issue.

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Following this weekend's horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida, the issue of gun control has emerged as a key concern for several of Vermont's gubernatorial candidates.

Democratic candidate for governor Peter Galbraith has gotten the nod from a key committee inside one of the state’s largest labor unions.

It’s been six years since Democrats swept to power in Montpelier, but they’re facing some unlikely critics as they try to retain it. And the Democratic gubernatorial candidates seeking to replace one of their own say Vermonters have lost faith in government under one-party rule.

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Democratic candidate for governor Sue Minter has outlined a “plan to help grow Vermont’s economy” that calls for smarter use of existing programs to revitalize regional economies.

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The alleged fraud involving developers in the Northeast Kingdom has put new scrutiny on donations to the Vermont Democratic Party. The party’s three candidates for governor now say the VDP should give up the contributions it received from the man at the center of the scandal.

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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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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.

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There are only three Democratic women governors in the country. Now, EMILY’s List, one of the most influential political groups in the country, wants to make Vermont’s Sue Minter the fourth. And they have lots of money to help make it happen.

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