Scott will debate, says he owes it to primary candidates - Seven Days

Even though the State of Emergency is likely to continue, Gov. Scott changed directions this week and said he will debate other Republican candidates for governor before the August 11 election.

"I do feel that I owe it to the competition as well as to the process to get myself involved in the last three or four weeks [of the campaign]," he said. "So it won't be a robust campaign by any stretch, but I will do some of the debates." Acknowledging that the public health crisis is nowhere near over, Scott said he would no longer tie his campaign plans to the existence of a state of emergency in Vermont. "That could go on for months," he said. "I don't want to use that as an excuse to not campaign."



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  • Jon Hughes
    commented 2020-07-19 12:03:51 -0400
    Scott is the only GOP candidate who can win the general election. Full stop.
  • Jeremy Ayotte
    commented 2020-07-19 04:54:03 -0400
    I agree with you 💯 percent Guy Page. I’d like to see those two debate. Hoyt however should not be on stage. Mr. Klar (depending on debate) and Gov. Scott should be ready in two years and both run, one for Congress and one for US Senate.
  • Guy Page
    commented 2020-07-15 13:16:05 -0400
    I’m not committed to any candidate, conventional wisdom notwithstanding. Phil Scott is the only brake on the left imposing every piece of their national agenda on Vermont. But John Klar has done so many things right- especially organizing a couple dozen candidates to run with him. With no $$ and a small team of like minded volunteers, he has articulated a prolife, small government, pro rural VT platform with words and deeds that show him to be both smart and fearless. I admit it, I’m impressed. Being guv is a big job, in the best of times. I could never do it. I always wondered if John Klar would be up to it. I don’t wonder that now.