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Vermont PBS presents Vermont and Federal election coverage. Scroll down for Vermont debates, Candidate Commentaries, Federal Coverage, and Related Content.

The VPR - Vermont PBS Debates

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS collaborate on the VPR – Vermont PBS Debates, bringing you a series of pre-recorded debates among candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and U.S. House of Representatives.

Recordings of the debates can be streamed below. Audio recordings are available at were invited to submit questions in advance. The debates were conducted remotely via Zoom, and were broadcasted on TV and radio. Candidate commentaries include those who agreed to participate and who are on the Vermont Secretary of State’s ballot for statewide office. Read detailed VPR - Vermont PBS Debate rules.

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General Election

Vermont Gubernatorial Debate 2020


Candidates for next VT Governor, Phil Scott (R) and David Zuckerman (D), debate via Zoom.

Vermont Lieutenant Governor Debate 2020


Candidates Scott Milne (R) and Molly Gray (D) running for Lt. Governor , debate on Zoom.

U.S. House Debate 2020


Candidates for U.S. House Peter Welch (D) and Miriam Berry (R) debate.


Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate


Candidates for the Vermont Republican Gubernatorial Nomination debate via Zoom. Douglas Cavett; John Klar; Bernard Peters; Emily Peyton; Phil Scott.

Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Debate


Candidates for the Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination debate via zoom. Ralph Corbo; Rebecca Holcombe; Patrick Winburn; David Zuckerman.

Democratic Lt. Governor Primary Debate


Vermont Democratic Lt. Gubernatorial Nomination candidates debate via Zoom. Tim Ashe; Molly Gray; Debbie Ingram; Brenda Siegel.

Republican Lt. Governor Primary Debate


Republican Lt. Gubernatorial nomination candidates partake in a debate remotely via Zoom. Dana Colson; Meg Hansen; Jim Hogue; Scott Milne.

Candidate Commentaries

Candidate commentaries include those who agreed to participate and who are on the Vermont Secretary of State’s ballot for statewide office. Read detailed VPR - Vermont PBS Debate rules.

Featured Federal Coverage

PBS NewsHour

2020 Final Presidential Debate


President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet in the final debate.

PBS NewsHour

2020 Presidential Debate - Night 1


The first 2020 debate featuring President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.

PBS NewsHour

2020 Vice Presidential Debate


Vice President Mike Pence meets Sen. Kamala Harris in the vice presidential debate.

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