VT.Slate.Release.10.4.12

October 4, 2012
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Releases Slate of Endorsed Candidates in Vermont Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed 11 candidates who are seeking office in Vermont. DFA endorsed Peter Shumlin and Cassandra Gekas as the best choice for Governor and Lt. Governor. "Both Gov. Shumlin and Cass Gekas are leaders who have the best interest of Vermonters in mind, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Its not just about relationships; its about the integrity that each will use to govern. Thats why DFA is proud to endorse both Gov. Shumlin and Cass Gekas. Each issue that matters to the people of Vermont they keep that in mind. Im honored to accept DFAs endorsement for Governor, said Governor Peter Shumlin. Their vision for healthcare for all is exactly what I want to accomplish here in Vermont. With 45,000 Vermonters uninsured and 160,000 underinsured, a single-payer system is the next step. This plan will contain the skyrocketing cost of healthcare; grow the economy and get health care off the backs of our small businesses. With DFAs support, I believe we will be able to move Vermont to a health care system where all Vermonters have access to quality, affordable healthcare. I am honored to receive the endorsement of Democracy for America. DFA is an organization dedicated to the kind of grassroots, people-powered political action that Vermont and our nation needs, said Cass Gekas, a candidate for Vermont Lieutenant Governor. I have always been a firm believer that motivating people to get involved in their political landscape is essential to maintaining a thriving democracy. The hard-working staff and volunteers at DFA share these values and promote them through their actions. I am proud to have their support and will continue to embody the kind of politics that put people first. Other Vermont endorsed candidates include: Beth Pearce for State Treasurer, Tim Ashe for Vermont State Senate, Dave Zuckerman for Vermont State Senate, Phil Baruth for Vermont State Senate, Sally Fox for Vermont State Senate, Ginny Lyons for Vermont State Senate, Debbie Ingram for Vermont State Senate, Mike McCarthy for State Representative 3-1, and Kesha Ram for State Representative 6-4. ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is the people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.

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