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Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy hospitalized after “not feeling well”
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Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy hospitalized after “not feeling well”

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was hospitalized Thursday after "not feeling well" at his McLean, Virginia, home, his office said. As a precaution Leahy, 82, was taken to a Washington-area hospital for tests. At the recommendation of his doctors, he was expected to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. Leahy, the longest-serving sitting senator, is not seeking reelection in November. By the time his term expires in January 2023, Leahy will have served for 48 years in the Senate. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 25, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Getty Images ...
Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days
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Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days

In a fundraising email on Wednesday, the campaign for U.S. House candidate Molly Gray went after her chief Democratic rival, Becca Balint, painting an ominous picture of the primary campaign landscape. “If our opponent has it her way, dark money will flood the airwaves and drown out the voices of Vermonters,” Gray’s campaign manager, Samatha Sheehan, wrote. “We don’t know how soon they’ll come for Molly — or how much they’ll spend — but we know now that Super PACs have been invited in by our opponent and we need to be ready.” Sheehan was responding to allegations that Balint, Vermont's Senate president, had used a controversial tactic on her website known as “redboxing.” The practice involves creating a webpage, usually using a red box as a signal, to alert super P...