FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Vermont Democratic Party Wednesday, June 10, 2020 CONTACT: RCDiMezzo@vtdemocrats.org
Vermont Democratic Party Calls for VT Media Organizations to Place Moratorium on Milne Travel Advertisements During Campaign
MONTPELIER, VT -- Perennial candidate Scott Milne is back again, this time to run for Lieutenant Governor. Today, the Vermont Democratic Party is calling on Vermont’s media organizations to issue a moratorium on Milne Travel advertisements for the duration of Mr. Milne’s time as a candidate.
Advertisements for Mr. Milne’s travel company allow Milne to illegally use corporate funds and skirt around campaign finance laws to boost his name recognition for political gain.
The Vermont Democratic Party further calls on Scott Milne himself, in his role as founder and president of Milne Travel, to voluntarily remove his company’s ads -- playing by the same rules candidates up and down the ballot and across the political spectrum must abide by.
“Not only are Milne’s actions disingenuous, but they are in direct violation of campaign finance law,” said Party spokesperson R. Christopher Di Mezzo. “What we’re asking for is simple: a level playing field for all candidates, regardless of business ties or personal wealth. Mr. Milne knows better than to spend corporate funds in service of boosting his name recognition for political gains, as he’s tried this during his failed bid for U.S. Senate. He couldn’t buy the governorship in 2014, he couldn’t buy a senate seat in 2016, and he cannot buy lieutenant governorship this year either.”