Primary candidate filing deadline approaches in Vermont


MONTPELIER (AP) - The outlook for the 2014 political season in Vermont is due to become clearer.

People who want to be candidates in the August primary election have until 5 p.m. Thursday to file their nominating petitions.

As of Tuesday afternoon the August primary lineup was incomplete.

Gov. Peter Shumlin has filed the paperwork to be on the ballot.

So far there is no establishment Republican seeking the party's nomination to run against Shumlin in November. Emily Peyton, who ran for governor as an independent two years ago, has filed to seek the Republican nomination.

Treasurer Beth Pearce, Secretary of State Jim Condos, and Attorney General William Sorrell, all Democrats, have filed their paperwork to be on the ballot. So far they have no challengers.


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