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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bernie Sanders
Primary Day

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 6:49 PM

*Updated Below at 9:20 PM*

So, I wrote the column for the Seven Days print edition and voted. Ward 5 in Burlington. Lot's of sunshine and a healthy turnout at 4 PM on bustling Pine Street.

That's Democratic State Rep. Bill Keogh on the right. He's in a three-way for the two seats available. Incumbent Democrat Joey Leddy Donovan (not pictured) holds the other seat . (Her son T.J.'s running for State's Attorney.)  Also running, just to make it interesting, is Elisa Nelson (not pictured). One guy v. two gals. Interesting. It is the district of former Governors Madeleine Kunin and Howard Dean. Keogh, by the way, says people think he's me when he's riding his bike.  What, they scream and throw things?

Tonight our duty is to get the city hall numbers for the Associated Press. The last few times the system's worked quite smoothly. Fingers crossed.

The big one's are Tracy v. Dunne in the Lite-Gov contest and the three-way State's Attorney shootout: T.J. Donovan v. Ted Kenney v. Rob Backus. Young T.J. seems like the only one with higher office in mind.

Let's see, when the last time a Chittenden County State's Attorney went anywhere?

Later, gang.


*UPDATE*  9:20 PM - Burlington "Unofficial" Results from City Hall

Democrat U.S. Senate Primary:

Bernie Sanders 3213*
Louis Thabault   125
Craig Hill             32
Peter D. Moss      22
Larry Drown         21

Democrat Lt. Governor Primary:
John Tracy   2251*
Matt Dunne 1041

Democrat State's Attorney Primary:
T.,J. Donovan 1634*
Rob Backus    1167
Ted Kenney       521

Republican U.S. Senate Primary:
Rich Tarrant  1002*
Greg Parke     383
Cris Erickson   58

Republican U.S. House Primary:
Martha Rainville  1117*
Mark Shepard       379

Democrat State Rep Two Seats (Ward 5):
Johanna L. Donovan  858*
Bill Keogh                  613*
Elisa Nelson              391

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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