Republican candidates for the legislative elections

After Vermont’s primary election last month, a Republican was nominated to run for four different state offices. This isn’t the first time H. Brooke Paige has run for multiple offices in the same election cycle. He appeared on the primary ballot for Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State and Treasurer. Now, in the general election, he will only be on the ballot for the Secretary of State and Treasurer races. “Brooke Paige came in, won the primaries in all those races, to make sure the Democrats couldn’t win the Republican primaries,” explained Paul Dame, chairman of the Vermont Republican Party. The Republican Party had potential candidates for some of the positions that H. Brooke Paige eventually ran for, however, these candidates either decided not to run or worked in an office accepting federal funding, which prevented them from doing so. limits certain political activities of federal employees who work under federally funded programs, according to the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel.” This is actually an issue that arises in a few places, where we have a candidate who is interested and willing, but because there’s so much federal funding…some people in certain positions can’t run because of the Hatch Act,” explained que Dame. It was Brooke Paige’s intention to run for vacancies to ensure that the Democratic Party would not be able to put a candidate on the ballot instead. After the primary election, the GOP appointed Rick Morton as auditor, who worked in the Brattleboro Bank’s Compliance Department. The GOP also nominated Mike Tagliavia, a retired small business owner, as attorney general. “I think the issue of public safety is going to be really important in this election, and the AG’s office is really where we have the opportunity to push this case, and that’s what Mike anticipates. to do in his campaign,” Dame said. Paige’s name on the ballot several times led to questions from the Vermont Democratic Party. “To me, this shows that this is a desperate party that is unable to present serious candidates,” said Anne Lezak, president of the Democratic Party of Vermont. . “H. Brooke Paige is never close to winning anything and to me it’s like ‘we can’t find nobody else’. Paul Dame said one of his goals is to recruit more candidates to run in future elections. I’ve only been here a year and I take it more seriously than the party has in the past,” he said. “Six years ago the party was so disinterested that it didn’t lead anyone, and that’s a change.” Choose.

After Vermont’s primary election last month, a Republican was nominated to run for four different state offices.

This isn’t the first time H. Brooke Paige has run for multiple offices in the same election cycle.

He appeared on the primary ballot for Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Now, in the general election, he will only be on the ballot for the Secretary of State and Treasurer races.

“Brooke Paige came in, won the primaries in all those races, to make sure the Democrats couldn’t win the Republican primaries,” said Vermont Republican Party Chairman Paul Dame.

The Republican Party had potential candidates for some of the positions that H. Brooke Paige eventually ran for; however, these applicants either decided not to run or worked in an office that accepted federal funding, which prevented them from doing so.

The Hatch Act limits certain political activities of federal employees who work under federally funded programs, according to the US Office of Special Counsel.

“It’s actually a problem that comes up in a few places, where we have a candidate who’s interested and willing, but because there’s so much federal funding…some people in some positions can’t run because of the Hatch Act,” Dame explained.

It was Brooke Paige’s intention to run for vacancies to ensure that the Democratic Party would not be able to put a candidate on the ballot instead.

After the primary election, the GOP appointed Rick Morton as auditor, who worked in the compliance department of Brattleboro Bank.

The GOP also named Mike Tagliavia, a retired small business owner, as attorney general.

“I think the issue of public safety is going to be really important in this election, and the AG’s office is really where we have the opportunity to push this case, and that’s what Mike anticipates. to do in his campaign,” Dame said.

Paige’s name appearing multiple times on the ballot prompted questions from the Vermont Democratic Party.

“To me, that shows they’re a desperate party that’s not in a position to field serious candidates,” said Anne Lezak, chairwoman of the Vermont Democratic Party. “H. Brooke Paige is never close to winning anything and to me it’s like ‘we can’t find nobody else’.

Paul Dame said one of his goals was to recruit more candidates to run in the next election.

“I’ve only been here a year and I take it more seriously than the party has taken it in the past,” he said. “Six years ago, the party was so selfless that it didn’t lead anyone, and that’s a change.

If Brooke Paige were to win both state treasurer and secretary of state, the governor would have to appoint someone to fill the position he didn’t choose.

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