I am completely disgusted by Bruce Lisman’s ads making the ridiculous claim that Phil Scott and Peter Shumlin have somehow been partners for 16 years.
For someone who says he is not the usual politician, Lisman sure acts like it — saying anything to try and tear down Phil Scott in a desperate attempt to win an election. Instead of an imagined connection between Phil Scott and Peter Shumlin, I hope voters will look at the real connection between Bruce Lisman and the politicians whose policies he claims to oppose.
Barack Obama, who signed the law to create the Health Exchange mandate that has been such a disaster for Vermont, received a nice donation to his campaign from Bruce Lisman in 2008. Peter Welch and Patrick Leahy, long-time advocates of single-payer health care, have received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Lisman over the years. And the donations did not stop after Welch and Leahy stood beside Shumlin at a press conference and pledged to help him pass single payer health care for Vermont.
I am voting for Phil Scott in the Republican Primary on August 6, and for Governor in November.