United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2008


United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2008

The 2008 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont will be held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will represent the state of Vermont in the United States House of Representatives. Vermont has one seat in the House, their At-Large district, as apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; whoever is elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 4, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

The primary is on September 9, 2008. CQ Politics forecasts the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Candidates


=Democratic=

*Peter Welch - Incumbent Representative, 2007-Present; Vermont St. Senator, 1981-1989 & 2001-2007
*Craig Hill - Marketing consultant who ran for the US Senate in the Democratic primaries in 2004 & 2006 as a 9/11 awareness-spreading candidate, and then in the general elections as a Green Party candidate in 2004 & 2006. In the 2008 race his focus is on defense contractor/Pentagon control of the Democratic Congress.


=Republican=

*The Republican Party failed to nominate a candidate for the seat. However, Write-in voters gave Democratic candidate Peter Welch the Republican nomination as well. [http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080918/NEWS02/809180364]

Progressive

*Thomas Hermann - Iraq war veteran [ http://www.votepeacevt.com/home.shtml ]


=Liberty Union=

*Jane Newton - Retired nurse and Socialist activist who ran for US Representative in 2002, 2004 & 2006, and also ran for Lt. Governor in 1998 & 2000

US Marijuana

*Cris Ericson - Paralegal and marijuana legalization activist who ran for Governor in 2002, 2004 & 2006, and US Senator in 2004 & 2006

External links

* [http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm Elections & Campaign Finance Division] from the "Vermont Secretary of State"
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_congress_state.php?state_id=VT&go33.x=9&go33.y=12 U.S. Congress candidates for Vermont] at Project Vote Smart
* [http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-VT-AL Race ranking and details] from CQ Politics
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/races/election.php?state=VT Campaign contributions for Vermont congressional races] from OpenSecrets.org
* [http://www.2008racetracker.com/page/Vermont Vermont U.S. House of Representatives race] from "2008 Race Tracker"
* [http://www.welchforcongress.com/ Peter Welch for Congress] , Democratic
* [http://www.votepeacevt.com/home.shtml Thomas Hermann for Congress] , Progressive


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