The Vermont race for the Senate seat is reaching high profile status....
At least among Democrats.
The Burlington Fress Press is reporting that Democrat Senator Barak Obama will be visiting Vermont campaigning for Rep Bernie Sanders.
"Senator Obama is excited at the prospect of having Bernie in the Senate," Paul Hortenstine, Sanders campaign spokesman, said in confirming details of Obama's visit Monday. The UVM rally, which will take place at Ira Allen Chapel, is free and open to the public.
Sanders, who is a
Socialist Independent has been officially endorsed by the Democratic Party. As a result, neither Democrats nor Progressives will field a candidate to oppose him though Democrat Larry Drown has announced he will run for the seat as an unendorsed candidate.
The Republicans, on the other hand, will be holding a primary.
Two Republicans, businessman Rich Tarrant and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Greg Parke, are vying for the GOP Senate nomination.
Obama is a prolific fund raiser
having collected $6.5 million in 2005 on behalf of Hopefund, his political action committee, and various Democratic candidates.
And there are also unconfirmed reports that Al Franken will be doing a fundraiser for Rep Sanders.
Given as this is an open seat that was in the hands of the Left, it would seem that National Republicans would be interested in trying to pick it up. But no extraordinary efforts seem to be in the works as of yet.