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  GOP candidate runs for multiple offices to preserve spots
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Last EditedRBH  Aug 16, 2018 04:28pm
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AuthorLisa Rathke
News DateThursday, August 16, 2018 10:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA perennial Vermont candidate secured the Republican nomination to run for at least five offices, including the U.S. House, in a strategy to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects in the largely Democratic state.

In Tuesday’s primary, H. Brooke Paige, a semi-retired former newsstand business owner, earned the party’s nomination to run for U.S. House, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor of accounts and attorney general. According to unofficial state results, he also got the GOP nod to run for U.S. Senate, but The Associated Press found that race too close to call.

His sale pitch has been that he’s running “to preserve the positions for the Republican Party to prevent the Democrats from crowding over and taking the opportunity away,” he said Thursday.
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