Progressive Corren seeks Dem support; some balk

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MONTPELIER (AP) - Dean Corren, a Progressive running for Vermont lieutenant governor, says he'll talk up his support for single-payer health care when he appears before the Democratic state committee.

Corren's scheduled remarks Saturday have rankled some members of the state Senate, who are supporting incumbent Republican Phil Scott. The lieutenant governor presides over the Senate and Scott has made many friends among that body's Democratic majority.

Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell tells Vermont Public Radio he's annoyed at the thought of a Progressive winning enough write-in votes to win the Democratic nomination. There's no Democrat in the race. Campbell says that possibility reflects a flaw in Vermont's election system.

But Senate Majority Leader Philip Baruth tells The Associated Press that Corren's positions are more in line with his values.


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