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VDP Statement on Scott's Potential Conflict of Interest in State Contract Bidding

March 18, 2016

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy

Vermont Democratic Party Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2016

Vermont Democratic Party’s Statement on Scott’s Potential Conflict of Interest in State Contract Bidding

 

Montpelier, VT Today marks the end of Sunshine Week - a week dedicated to transparency in government. In recognition of this, the Vermont Democratic Party is asking Lt. Gov. Phil Scott to provide an answer to the potential conflict of interest that would face him if elected governor: his power to award government contracts and his co-ownership of in DuBois construction.

 

“There is no question that there would be a conflict of interest for Lt. Gov. Phil Scott between his construction business and his potential power to award government contracts,” said spokesperson for the VDP, Christina Amestoy. “Over and over, Phil Scott has dismissed this fact, but voters deserve to know how he can guarantee transparency and fair bidding if he refuses to give up ownership of DuBois construction.”

 

At this time, Phil Scott has stated he will not give up his ownership of DuBois construction if elected.

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VDP Statement on Scott's Failure to Lead on Climate Change

March 15, 2016

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy

Vermont Democratic Party Communications Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2016

Vermont Democratic Party’s Statement on Scott’s Failure to Lead on Climate Change

 

Montpelier, VT “Across Vermont, we understand the real effects of global warming and the impact it can have. Just this year, the usually warm winter has hurt our ski industry and local businesses will likely feel the effect of a slow season well into next year. This is our reality, and we need strong leaders who recognize it and will take action.

 

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott does not fit that profile.

 

Phil Scott has chosen to back Marco Rubio, a presidential candidate who refuses to acknowledge that global warming is a man-made phenomenon - a fact that the vast majority of the published scientific community has validated. Even when standing in Miami, a city that has seen increased flooding because of rising sea levels, he continued to deny it.

 

In Vermont, we will do our best to take steps to prepare for and combat climate change. But for real change to occur, we need leadership in the White House that is committed to doing the same. If Phil Scott thinks Marco Rubio, a man who replaces scientific fact with an ideological mantra, is that candidate, we should all question whether Scott is the type of leader that’s right for Vermont.”

 

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