The longtime senator from Washington County wants his party to supplant the GOP as the #2 political party in Vermont.
"The party, which was formed in Vermont 20 years ago, has never had more elected representatives in office than it does now. Out of the 150 members in the Vermont House, there are 12 lawmakers affiliated with the Progressive Party. In the Senate, seven of 30 members split their party affiliation between the Progressive and Democratic parties. Progressives in the Senate already outnumber Republicans, who hold six seats in the upper chamber. But the party would have to gain a lot of ground to overtake the GOP in the House, where Republicans have 43 seats.
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