Week In Action 8/12/2016

We cannot thank each of you enough for all of your support throughout the Primary campaign. With your help Phil won the Republican nomination to be Vermont’s next Governor, and we are so deeply grateful for your help in earning that victory. Countless supporters volunteered their time and resources marching in parades, joining Phil at events, and spreading Phil’s message and priorities. Your support is the reason Phil was successful in the primary and on behalf of the whole team, THANK YOU.

This week, we are refocusing our efforts on the general election and we look forward to working with you for the next three months to elect Phil Scott the next Governor of Vermont. And now, some select highlights from a highlight-filled week!

As you may have heard, Phil Scott is now your Republican candidate for Governor – something we couldn’t have achieved without you. We faced a tough primary battle, one that has made us stronger for the General Election, and one that showed definitively that Vermonters want positive campaigns and leaders! We are so proud to have taken the High Road to victory. Phil is more resolved than ever to lead this state and to focus all of our attention on growing the economy and addressing the fiscal issues that are making Vermont unaffordable for working families.

If you missed Phil’s speech Tuesday night, we encourage you to view it HERE. If you are new to the campaign, or know someone who is, please check out www.philscott.org to learn more about Phil’s priorities, leadership and plans to strengthen our economy and make Vermont more affordable. And don’t forget to follow us on our social media channels:

Regardless of our differences throughout the Primary, Vermonters who supported Phil, his opponent or any of the Republican candidates for state offices all have one common goal: to end the trend of overspending and overtaxing in Montpelier so that Vermont is more affordable for everyone. We must all come together to make certain that Phil Scott is Governor, that we end one party rule, and that we have leadership and legislators in the statehouse that will make the economy their number one priority.

To demonstrate our unity towards that common goal, the Vermont GOP hosted a Unity Breakfast this week, bringing together the top voices of our party. For those that didn’t vote for Phil in the Primary, he will work hard to earn your vote in November and he will fight for each and every one of you as Governor. Read more about the Unity Breakfast from VT Digger HERE.


Overdrive is an understatement for Phil and Team Scott in the final week before the Primary vote. Our team and supporters were out in droves, holding signs and meeting Vermonters throughout the state. Can you believe we hit six towns in less than 12 hours? Thank you to St. AlbansSouth BurlingtonRutlandBarre and Morrisville for your hospitality in the final hours of our Primary campaign!


Team Scott also found time to visit Franklin County Field DaysLake Champlain Dragon Boat FestivalSouth Burlington’s vibrant farmer’s market, and to meet with residents of Cambridge.


Primary Victory Highlights

“When I am governor, we’re going to restore faith and trust in state government by focusing on the fundamentals of a strong economy, never overpromising and always following through.” (Source: Vermont Public Radio: Full Story)

We cannot tax our way to a stronger, more affordable Vermont.” (Source: Burlington Free Press: Full Story)

“This is going to be a campaign about the economy, making Vermont more affordable and restoring faith and trust in the political process.” (Source: Vermont Press Bureau: Full Story)

“[To increase efficiency, we need] a culture change throughout state governmentmodernization of IT, and I believe we need to look at areas like Medicaid.” (Source: WCAX: Full Story)

It takes discipline to keep the high ground and to stay focused on our vision for Vermont.” (Source: WCAX: Full Story)

My biggest fear wasn’t me losing this election, for me it was about the message a loss could send. And that would be that you would have to have a lot of money and you would have to go negative in order to win an election. And I think that would have had a ripple effect across the political spectrum here in Vermont for a number of years. That’s what I really feared. It went beyond me.” (Source: VT Digger: Full Story)



Burlington Free Press: Vermont home prices stuck at 2009 level
UVM Associate Professor of Economics and Burlington Free Press contributor Art Woolf gives another in-depth look at the factors impacting Vermont’s economy and affordability. This week, he examined our housing market, concluding that housing costs account for a significant portion of income, making our hosing market unaffordable. As Phil has said before, we do a good job of providing affordable housing for lower income Vermonters, but less so for moderate income Vermonters who still find housing unaffordable. It’s one of the challenges to attracting and retaining a young workforce, which is why Phil will explore incentives such as affordable housing to help attract talented workers to Vermont. Read Prof. Woolf’s full analysis HERE and more about Phil’s pro-growth investment strategy HERE.

Thanks to everyone that came out to events and VOTED this week. Be sure to follow along with the campaign’s activities everyday – and share your thoughts – @PhilScott4VT  and https://www.facebook.com/PhilScottforVermont/.