Vt. Senate leader Becca Balint announces run for Congress

Becca Balint, the president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, is running for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, she announced Monday morning. “I’m running because I believe that, even with the challenges of today, we cannot back away from fighting for each other,” the Windham County Democrat said in a written statement. “We have to deliver on some big promises for Vermont working families, and that is going to take courage and kindness.” Balint joins Lt. Gov. Molly Gray in the Demo … (read more)

Molly Gray runs for Vermont’s congressional seat

BURLINGTON — Early Monday morning, Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray declared her candidacy for Vermont’s lone congressional seat being vacated by Congressman Peter Welch. A lifelong Vermonter, Gray, 37, was born and raised in South Newbury, Vt., on a vegetable … (read more)

Eric Davis: Vermont is waiting for a woman in Congress

Voters in the state of New Mexico mailed in their ballots, or went to the polls, in a primary election held earlier this month. The winners of both the Democratic and Republican primaries in all three of New Mexico’s U.S. House districts were women.  New … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Republicans, not Dems, obstruct in Congress

I am writing in response to the Jan. 2 letter from Dan Monger. He is correct that few pieces of legislation have made it into law in 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives passed 400 bills and sent them to the Senate, many of them with bipartisan support … (read more)