August 24, 2005


Web site asks donation for possible Dubie Senate bid (David Gram, August 22, 2005, Associated Press)

Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie insists that he has made no decision about what political office he might seek next year. But his Web site invites contributions to "Brian Dubie - Senatorial Exploratory." [...]

Speculation has whirled around Dubie since this past spring, when Sen. James Jeffords, I-Vt., announced he would not seek re-election, and Rep. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., made known his intention to try to succeed Jeffords.

That opened up one of Vermont's two Senate seats and its lone seat in the U.S. House.

South Burlington businessman Richard Tarrant, like Dubie a Republican, announced that his exploratory committee looking at a possible Senate campaign had raised more than $5,000, and that he had filed the required paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

Mr. Dubie would be better served taking the House seat and letting Mr. Tarrant spend the money that beating Bernie will require.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 24, 2005 8:42 PM

It's weird that it would take a lot of money to defeat a Socialist running for a US Senate seat from Vermont.

What's the matter with Vermont?

Posted by: John J. Coupal at August 25, 2005 10:53 AM