Phil Scott is nervous says Vtdigger.com.
In an animated speech, Scott told members of the Republican state party recently he is dismayed that Corren has more money available for the lieutenant governor’s race than Scott has raised in donations from supporters in the past two election cycles.
“This is a formidable candidate who will be running against me with $200,000,” Scott said. [added emphasis]
At least for now it looks as if Republican Phil Scott will be facing a well funded candidate. Progressive Dean Corren has qualified for $ 200,000.00 in public campaign funding to run for Lt. Governor. He hopes to gain the backing of the Vermont Democratic Party and has gotten a verbal statement of support from Governor Shumlin. Although some of Scott’s good’ole Democratic allies have decided to cover his back and do what they can to keep Vermont’s number one top Republican in office.
In his last election Scott, according to a VtDigger.com data base enjoyed a substantial lead in contributions over his opponent Cassandra Gekas. Scott’s campaign bank account in 2012 was well over the now “formidable” $200,000.00.In fact it was stuffed full with over $350,000.00 to Progressive/Democratic candidate Gekas’ $90,000.00.
Now 2014 rolls around and faced with an aggressive opponent in what funding-wise at least may prove to be the most level playing he has ever run on he is complaining loudly about it. So Lite Governor Scott is in what looks like a real race and he is complaining and dismayed about it. Guess races aren’t always easy,but don’t cry about it.