Sen. Tim Ashe to run for lieutenant governor – VT Digger

Senate Pres. Tim Ashe (D/P – Chittenden) said he will run for lieutenant governor if incumbent David Zuckerman follows through on his very strong hint that he will run for governor. Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) also may seek the Democratic nomination for LG.

"In an interview, Ashe said that he will only run for the position if Zuckerman moves forward with his reported intentions to run for Vermont’s top office. The lieutenant governor said he won’t be making an official announcement about his 2020 plans until Jan. 13. Ashe said he informed leaders of the Senate of his plans on Wednesday because he wanted to be transparent about his political ambitions. "If he does leave, I'm determined that I'm running,” Ashe said of Zuckerman. He added that he didn’t want to be “cagey” about the plan with fellow senators, and make it seem like he was using his position as a political platform.

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