Shumlin On His Way To Catching Dubie In Money Race
Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
'02 LG nominee/state Senate Pres. Pro Tem Peter Shumlin "is gaining fast" on LG Brian Dubie (R) "when it comes to fundraising." He raised about $490K "in the past month, while Dubie has raised about" $172K.
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Dubie is "still ahead" with more than $1.3M raised overall compared to Shumlin's $1.13M. Shumlin reported about $207K CoH, while Dubie "said he had about" $231K.
"Out-of-state money" has topped $1M "according to state and federal campaign finance filings released" 10/16. Green Mountain Prosperity PAC "raised nearly" $526K -- "nearly all of it from outside Vermont." Green Mountain Future, "which has been running ads" against Dubie "raised nearly" $534K by 9/30. All but $2.K "of that came from the" DGA (AP, 10/16).
I Thought He Was With You
Shumlin "held a meet and greet" at Dem hq 10/16 "followed by an informal motorcade and honk and wave."
Shumlin "said that there were stark differences between the two candidates for governor. He called himself a businessperson born and raised in southern Vermont."
Shumlin: "I am fiscally conservative, socially liberal. This is where Brian and I disagree. I understand that there are two groups of people who we need to fight for if I am elected governor." Shumlin said they were the unemployed and the middle class (Wright, Bennington Banner, 10/17).
A man "wearing an orange prison suit and what appeared to be a fake Swastika tattoo" attended the Shumlin rally 10/16 "carrying a 'Convicts 4 Shumlin' sign."
The man "claimed to be an ex-con who had served time for possessing 'a small amount' of marijuana."
Shumlin mgr. Alexandra MacLean said 10/16 "that such displays should not be a part of the campaign." MacLean: "The concerted efforts on behalf of Brian Dubie and his campaign to spread hate and fear through intimidation has no place in Vermont. It is not the Vermont way."
Dubie spokesperson Kate Duffy "said she was 'shocked and dismayed' by the display." Duffy: "We're not into the theater and jokes and games like that. We had absolutely no part of it and do not at all support that" (Goswami, Bennington Banner, 10/17).