May 29 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Chair Files in Progressive Primary to Run for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

Martha Abbott, chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, will appear on the Progressive Party primary ballot in August as a candidate for Governor. The Vermont Progressive Party hasn’t had a candidate on the November ballot for Governor since 2002. Generally, the Progressive Party tends to avoid running in that race.

There is no certainty that the Progressive Party will actually have Abbott on the November ballot this year either. After she wins the primary in August, she will be free to either continue running, or withdraw. For more about Abbott, see this story from 2010.

The Progressive Party’s best showing for Governor was in 2000, when Anthony Pollina polled 9.59% of the vote in November.

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