Open Mike – Monday 8/8/16

Featuring:

Open Mike – Topic: Political Ads in Vermont seem to be very negative in some races, how do you feel about this tactic?

Steve Terry – WCAX Political Analyst
Topic: a review of the top Vermont races before the statewide primary on August 9th, a run down of the race for Governor, Lt. Governor and State Treasurer, the increase in negative campaign ads, the large amount of money spent to fund Vermont Campaign’s this year and what issues are important to Vermont Voters.

Victoria Jones – Talk Media News
Reporting on Donald Trump’s recent campaign change to support fellow Republicans and the problems Hillary Clinton continues to face connected to her use of a private e-mail server as Secretary of State.

Kyle Midura – WCAX Reporter
Topic: what Vermont candidates are doing leading up to Tuesday’s Primary, are the large amounts of money funding many Vermont races the new norm, what mistakes have some candidates made and what will voter turnout look like?

Open Mike – Topic: thoughts on last year’s killing of DCF worker Lara Sobel, the dangers connected to that type of work and some of the negative social media posts about that event a year ago. More thoughts on the Negative Campaign ads in Vermont.