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RELEASE: VDP Responds to Republican Christina Nolan's Announcement of U.S. Senate Candidacy


News from the Vermont Democratic Party

MONTPELIER, VT On Tuesday morning, former Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. A Republican, Nolan joins the race at a time when the U.S. Senate faces a 50/50 split, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris as the deciding vote in the event of a tie.

“Christina Nolan – or any other Republican candidate – would put Mitch McConnell in charge of the Senate, empowering an agenda of lower wages, tax cuts for the rich, inaction on climate change, radical anti-choice attacks, higher prescription drug prices, and further assaults on voting rights,” said VDP Chair Anne Lezak in a statement today.

“At a moment when so much hangs in the balance, Vermonters can’t risk electing someone who would put power in the hands of McConnell, allowing him to be the deciding vote on key issues affecting our families, workers, and those in need; or to give him the reins to appoint increasingly conservative Supreme Court Justices. The Vermont Democratic Party fully intends to send two Democrats back to Washington to ensure that we continue to protect our Vermont values.”

Currently, the seat is held by six-time incumbent U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who announced late last year that he will not be seeking re-election in 2022.



Claire Cummings

Executive Director

Vermont Democratic Party


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