Wednesday November 28, 2012

MONTPELIER (AP) -- The Democratic members of the Vermont Senate have voted for John Campbell to continue as Senate president pro tempore in the upcoming session of the Legislature.

Sen. Ann Cummings, of Washington County, challenged Campbell, of Windsor County, for the job Campbell has held for the last two years.

The full Senate will vote on the leadership position in January.

Cummings said she was seeking the job held by Campbell because of what she called the "dysfunction" of the last two years.

Campbell, meanwhile, said he believed he had the votes to win re-election, but said he’d heard the complaints about how the chamber has been run and he’s promising to make changes.