MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Two Vermont lobbyists are leading an effort to form what they hope will be the first in-state super PAC to influence state elections.
Vermont Priorities is separate from a federal PAC previously formed by lobbyists Todd Bailey and Bob Stannard, who say they want their in-state PAC to push liberal causes like solar and wind energy, progressive taxation and ending the reliance on employers to provide health insurance.
Stannard says such super PACs are mainly being used by the wealthy to tilt the political system in their favor. He says the aim of the new organization is to promote the interests of average people.
Vermont Priorities filed paperwork on its formation with the secretary of state on Wednesday.
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