Christina Nolan’s Republican challengers question her absences from GOP events days before primary

ARREST A TRUMP-BACKED REPUBLICAN AND DEFEND HIS JANUARY 6 INVESTIGATION. WE ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM THE VERMONT Primary. Candidates throng to as many events as they can… To make their final speech to undecided voters. SOME REPUBLICANS say… that one of the candidates… for the open seat in the SENATE DOES NOT DO THAT. NBC5’S CAROLYN SISTRAND IS LIVE IN THE PRESS ROOM. A look at WHY CHRISTINA NOLAN WAS NOT SEEN AT SOME GOP EVENTS. AND HIS CAMPAIGN’S RESPONSE tonight. Carolyn… (áááCAROLYNááá) (áááLIVEááá) CHRISTINA NOLAN’S TWO OPPONENTS recently participated in SEVERAL EVENTS sponsored by gop. Where the FORMER US PROSECUTOR was not presented. TONIGHT— SHE ANSWERS. REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT FROM VERMONT. MYERS MERMEL AND GERALD MALLOY. CALLING THEIR OPPONENT CHRISTINA NOLAN OUT. ASK…WHERE IS SHE? IN THE DAYS BEFORE PRIMARY. Mermel makes the comments ahead of the Vermont Economic Forum Monday night in St. Albans. An event she was invited to… BUT CANNOT ATTEND. ACCORDING TO VT GOP CHAIRMAN PAUL DANE. Mermel and Malloy remember at least 5 events at which they did not see her. THE NOLAN CAMPAIGN . CONFIRMING for us the ABSENCES AT SEVERAL EVENTS. BUT NANTING THE CHARGE, the Nolan cites “KEEPING A LOW PROFILE” in the weeks leading up to the primary. THAT IN THE LAST WEEKS THEY HAVE BEEN GOING TO ALL CORNERS OF VERMONT. EMPLOYMENT FOR THE PAST WEEKS, CHRISTINA HAS BEEN TO STOWE, BARRE, MONTPELIER, SWANTON, LYNDONVILLE, SMITHFIELD, GRAND ISLE, ORLEANS, COMMUNITY LEADERS. WE ARE EXCITED FOR AUGUST 10.” > NOLAN… EVEN POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT HIS APPEARANCE THIS WEEKEND AT THE BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL. MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE POLITICAL ANALYST MATTHEW DICKINSON. EXPLAIN THE RISK AND REWARD CANDIDATES HAVE TO WEIGHT WHEN CHOOSING NOT TO ATTEND AN EVENT…WHERE THEY CAN DIFFERENTIATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR OPPONENTS. AND BE IN PERSON IN FRONT OF THE VOTERS.

Christina Nolan’s Republican challengers question her absences from GOP events days before primary

Opponents said Nolan missed at least five events.

Republican U.S. Senate candidates Myers Mermel and Gerald Malloy called out opponent Christina Nolan about her absence from several GOP events ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. “I don’t think Vermonters understand the whole story,” said Mermel, (R) Manchester. “If this candidate decides not to run again and again, that doesn’t give voters the information they need to make that choice,” said Malloy, (R) Weathersfield. Opponents said Nolan missed at least five events. Nolan’s campaign has confirmed that she had to miss several events, but denies accusations that her campaign remains “low-key” in the weeks leading up to the primary. In a statement to NBC5 on Wednesday, campaign manager Jake Monssen said: “This is untrue. In the past two weeks Christina has been to Stowe, Barre, Montpelier, Swanton, Lyndonville, Smithfield, Grand Isle, Orleans, Newport, Wilmington, Morrisville, Colchester, Waterbury, Sunderland, Enosburg Falls, Ludlow, Rutland, Burlington and Essex, visiting job creators, law enforcement and community leaders We are excited about August 10th. “”In Vermont, you’re expected “I’m going to knock on doors. You’re going to meet the voters,” said Matthew Dickinson, a Middlebury College political analyst. Dickinson said there were risks and rewards to not attending the events. The biggest risk is not getting noticed in front of voters, especially in person. The reward could be exploring avenues like getting more campaign money that will help in areas like publicity.” In some ways, the prospect becomes reality in a very close race, and c It’s a very tight race,” Dickinson said. “Some of those absences, I think, she’s been in Washington trying to raise money, so as a candidate you’re always faced with how to allocate your time, what’s the best bang for the buck.” Vermont’s primary election gets underway Tuesday, Aug. 9. Early voting has already begun.

Republican U.S. Senate candidates Myers Mermel and Gerald Malloy called out opponent Christina Nolan about her absence from several GOP events ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

“I don’t think Vermonters understand the whole story,” said Mermel, (R) Manchester.

“If this candidate decides not to run again and again, that doesn’t give voters the information they need to make that choice,” said Malloy, (R) Weathersfield.

Opponents said Nolan missed at least five events. Nolan’s campaign has confirmed that she had to miss several events, but denies accusations that her campaign remains “low-key” in the weeks leading up to the primary.

In a statement to NBC5 on Wednesday, campaign manager Jake Monssen said:

“Not true. In the past two weeks Christina has been to Stowe, Barre, Montpelier, Swanton, Lyndonville, Smithfield, Grand Isle, Orleans, Newport, Wilmington, Morrisville, Colchester, Waterbury, Sunderland, Enosburg Falls, Ludlow , Rutland , Burlington and Essex, visiting job creators, law enforcement and community leaders We are excited about August 10th.

“In Vermont, you’re expected to go knocking on doors. You’re going to meet voters,” said Middlebury College political analyst Matthew Dickinson.

Dickinson said there are risks and rewards to not attending the events.

The biggest risk is not getting noticed in front of voters, especially in person. The reward could be exploring avenues like getting more campaign money that will help in areas like advertising.

“In some ways, the prospect comes true in a very close race, and it’s a very close race,” Dickinson said. “Some of those absences, I think, she’s been in Washington trying to fundraise, so as a candidate you’re always faced with how to allocate your time, what’s the best value for money.”

Vermont’s primary election will take place on Tuesday, August 9. Early voting has already started.

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