FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
A Word on the Vermont Senate Race
In May and June I highlighted Len Britton here on the from page. He is a local businessman who decided he had had enough of the entrenched incumbent Sen Patrick Leahy. He sold his own business in order to run for office*.
I have met him and I like him. Granted, we don’t agree on every issue but I don’t agree with Leahy on any.
This week Len came out with another campaign ad titled “Record Scratch”.
“If you’re happy with this, you have your guy. I know we can do better.”
Yes, we can do better. We can do better than a 36 year incumbent.
But Aaron, it’s Vermont!!
Yeah, it’s Vermont … and Vermont has only elected one Democrat to the Senate. Ever. I’m not saying it will be easy for Len to beat the multi-million dollar war chest that Leahy has. On the contrary, it will be a very hard race to win.
Regardless, it is time to end this chapter in Vermont’s history how it began … with Patrick Leahy looking for a job.
To do so, it will take some record scratch. [hint hint]
Aaron B. Gardner
* I made an error above. Len is not using the money from selling his business to self fund. He sold his business because he realized that you can’t have a full time job and run for the Senate, that is, unless you are a 36 year incumbent.