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MacGovern ‘80 In VT U.S. Senate Race
John 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.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…