Debate: Democratic Candidates For Governor
Three Democrats are in the running for their party's nomination for governor: Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter. They face off in a live debate Thursday on Vermont Edition.
The three-way race has heated up this week around energy policy, and we'll also tackled education, health care and other key issues facing Vermont. The debate features questions from Vermonters, and the candidates will question each other directly on the politics of their race.
The full debate audio is above, but to jump ahead to the part in the debate where a certain topic was discussed, click on the specific links below and the debate audio will open on SoundCloud at the start of that section.
Moderator and listener-submitted questions:
- On renewable energy siting, including industrial wind projects
- On Vermont's carbon footprint and reconciling differing opinions regarding how Vermont should approach getting its energy
- On Act 46
- On child care and supporting childcare providers
- On what the candidates consider to be Gov. Peter Shumlin's largest failing as governor
Candidates' questions for each other:
- Minter to Galbraith: On tuition-free higher education plans
- Galbraith to Dunne: On campaign finance contributions and PAC money
- Dunne to Galbraith: On gun safety
- Minter to Galbraith: On political discourse
- Galbraith to Dunne: On Dunne's statements regarding using governor's power to end siting projects
- Dunne to Minter: On if Minter thinks she's the sole candidate supporting clean energy
Lightning round and wrap-up question:
- On if the candidates would pledge to not raise taxes in their first term
- On what their main goal to achieve in their first term in office would be and why
This debate aired live on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.