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Sunderland http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2452/all en A more vibrant GOP voice would make Vt. stronger http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406more-vibrant-gop-voice-would-make-vt-stronger <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">As the deadline for filing for political office in Vermont nears its June 12 cutoff, the Vermont Republican party is largely missing in action. A gubernatorial candidate is yet to be named. No notable party leaders have stepped to the fore for down-party offices, and while there is talk about working to take legislative seats, there has been little action. By comparison, the Progressive Party&rsquo;s filing for 21 statewide seats and offices is far more impressive and makes the GOP look weak and disorganized.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23725">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406more-vibrant-gop-voice-would-make-vt-stronger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election GOP governor Lindley Republican Party Scott Sunderland Vermont Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:23:56 +0000 Zach Despart 23725 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Saving the GOP's sinking ship http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-saving-gops-sinking-ship <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">When the Republican Party elected <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0">David Sunderland as its new party leader</a> last Saturday in what was described as a contentious meeting, it was also, as Sunderland said, a deliberate change in direction.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I think today what we can take away from this is that the Vermont Republican Party has voted for change &mdash; a change in direction, a change in tone, and we plan on going forward.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20076">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311editorial-saving-gops-sinking-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial GOP Republican Party Sunderland Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:24:17 +0000 Zach Despart 20076 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermont Republican Party looks to Sunderland to right the ship http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20091" style="width: 96px;"><a href="/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/David-Sunderland.thumbnail.jpg" alt="David-Sunderland.jpg" title="David-Sunderland.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="96" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DAVID SUNDERLAND, A Middlebury native and former state representative, was elected the new chairman of the Vermont Republican Party </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">WATERBURY &mdash; The Vermont Republican Party is somewhat of an endangered species these days.</span></p> <p> Republicans hold just 48 of 150 seats in the Vermont House of Representatives, seven of 30 seats in the Senate, and one of six statewide offices.</p> <p> In 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, defeated GOP challenger Randy Brock by 21 points. Brock, a former state senator, outspent Shumlin but managed to secure the vote of just one-third of Vermonters.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20094">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311vermont-republican-party-looks-sunderland-right-ship-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured GOP Phil Scott Republicans Sunderland Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:12:35 +0000 Zach Despart 20094 at http://www.addisonindependent.com