Vermont will choose candidates for the Senate, the United States House and the governor
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Voters in Vermont will choose candidates on Tuesday to fill a U.S. Senate seat held since 1975 by retired Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, the latest of Congress’s so-called Watergate babies, elected after the resignation of former President Richard Nixon.
The leading Democratic candidate to run for Leahy’s seat in the November election is U.S. Representative Peter Welch, a liberal Democrat known to work down the aisle. Welch has held his seat in the House since 2007. In his years in Congress, Welch has been one of Vermont’s top voters and would be a favorite to win the general election.