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Phil Scott’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

November 4, 2016With position flips, fact checks, and unfortunate allies, the final week of the campaign has not been good for Phil Scott

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

Phil Scott’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

With position flips, fact checks, and unfortunate allies, the final week of the campaign has not been good for Phil Scott

November 4, 2016

 

Burlington, VT The final week of the campaign couldn't have gone any worse for Phil Scott.

 

Instead of ending on his “high road,” Phil Scott spent his week attacking Planned Parenthood, standing by his support from Vermont Right to Life, and seeing his claims of running a “positive campaign” unravel before his eyes.

 

One thing’s for certain - Phil Scott must want to close the book on this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

 

Monday:

In which Vermont women call on Scott to end his attacks on Planned Parenthood, he admits to supporting a bill restricting a woman’s right to choose.

 

“I’m just not pro-choice enough,” Scott told the Associated Press. [AP, 10/31/16]

 

Tuesday:

In which Donald Trump’s campaign news service comes rushing to Phil Scott’s defense over restricting a woman’s right to choose: 

 

Headline: Vermont Governor’s Race Centering Around Abortion [Breitbart

News, 11/1/16]

   

Wednesday:

In which Phil Scott refuses to renounce his endorsement from Vermont Right to Life, as the anti-choice advocacy group spends thousands on a new mailer for his campaign.

 

Vermonters were reminded that Phil Scott continues to stand by his support from Vermont Right to Life as the organization leading the fight against a woman’s right to choose in Vermont funded a new mailer on behalf of Scott’s gubernatorial campaign. In fact, Scott's campaign defended the organization that has called for the closure of Planned Parenthood locations across Vermont, saying they weren’t “dangerous or harmful” to anybody. [VT Digger, 11/2/16]

 

When called on to disavow the new mailer and renounce his endorsement from Vermont Right to Life, Scott refused. [Seven Days, 11/2/16]

 

Thursday:

In which the National Journal reminds Phil that he’s not actually running a positive campaign and Phil has his claims about the declining workforce debunked. 

 

Wednesday was rough, but things didn’t get any better on Thursday. In the same day, national headlines proved that Scott isn’t running a positive campaign (despite his claims) [National Journal, 11/3/16], Scott had a key talking point used to justify his economic plans debunked in VTDigger Fact Checker. [VT Digger, 11/4/16]

 

Friday

In which Phil Scott waves signs and hopes for the best.

 

Because you can’t get in too much trouble waving signs, right?

 

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Shot/Chaser: Phil Scott’s “High Road” Tour Takes a Sharp Detour

November 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

Shot/Chaser: Phil Scott’s “High Road” Tour Takes a Sharp Detour

November 4, 2016

 

Burlington, VT  

Shot: “This is my ninth election, I’ve never run a negative ad in my entire career and I don’t intend to.” - Phil Scott VPR debate 11/3/16

 

Chaser: Headline less than 12 hours earlier: First Negative Scott Ad Targets Minter on Taxes [National Journal, 11/3/16]

 

Phil Scott may want to recheck his tour bus’ GPS - looks like he left the high road behind a long time ago.

 

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