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Vermont democrats gathered at the State House Saturday

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MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont democrats gathered at the State House Saturday to endorse some leaders, but haven't made the full commitment to others.

The Vermont Democratic Committee heard from Governor Shumlin and other politicians about why they should be the ones endorsed to run for re-election on the Democratic ticket. Among those asking for endorsements was Dean Corren the Progressive party candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Democratic leaders said they couldn't endorse Corren yet because the party committee had not gone through the formal process for doing so. He's running against incumbent Phil Scott. Corren says he can do a better job addressing issues like healthcare.

"Send a message to democrats across the state that I'm an OK guy, and I'm going to be a great team member with the governor on primarily getting healthcare done but many many many other issues," said Dean Corren, Progressive for Lt. Governor.

Corren will be running in next month's Democratic Primary. The Vermont Democrat Committee will wait until after the primary to decide on whether to endorse him.

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