The Scoreboard: This Week's Winners and Losers
December 6, 2013 at 4:00AM
Who won and lost the week in Vermont news and politics?The Vermont Air National Guard, obvz. But who else? Read on and you'll find out — in the Scoreboard for the week of Friday, December 6:Winners:The Vermont Air National Guard — You mighta heard: They're gettin' a few new planes. Runner-up winner: Sen. Patrick Leahy, who invested a tremendous amount of political capital into bringing the F-35 to Vermont. Second runner-up winner: Vermont's business community, which organized the "grassroots," pro-F-35 movement (led by Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation president Frank Cioffi and funded, in part, by real estate magnate Tony Ernie Pomerleau) Leahy referred to at Tuesday's announcement. Third runner-up winner: WPTZ-TV, the first media outlet to confirm and report the F-35 news.Peter Shumlin — The governor said this week he's planning to run for a third term next year, and he's already banking cash from Vermont's business and, um, Republican bigwigs.