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MacGovern ‘80 In VT U.S. Senate Race

John MacGovern.jpgJohn MacGovern ‘80 defeated Brooke Paige in the Republican primary and he will face Bernie Sanders in the November election for U.S. Senator. MacGovern won 75% of the vote. Vermont is a curious jurisdiction. In addition to incumbent Sanders, who happily styles himself a socialist, MacGovern will face Cris Ericson of the United States Marijuana Party, Laurel LaFramboise of the VoteKISS, and Peter Moss of the Peace and Prosperity party.

Needless to say, MacGovern’s small government policies are a departure from the platforms of his opponents, most of whom in Britain would be known as the Loony Left (though in fairness, Moss does label himself a Proservative).

John has been active in Dartmouth alumni affairs for many years via his Hanover Institute. As the College administration weakens and the Trustees increasingly show that they are out of touch and ineffective in dealing with the needs of the College, John’s long-held concerns about Dartmouth seem prescient indeed.

Addendum: The Valley News summarizes the challenge facing MacGoverrn in running against Sanders.

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