VERMONT LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR MCCAIN

ARLINGTON, VA - U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that twenty-seven elected legislators in Vermont will support the Arizona Senator's presidential bid.

Senate Assistant Minority Leader Kevin Mullin spoke to McCain's unique qualifications and appeal to Vermont voters. "John McCain's approach brings people together and will make him the candidate for Vermont," said Mullin. "Today's world demands Senator McCain's proven leadership and ability to build consensus and collaboration."

House Minority Leader Steve Adams commented on Senator McCain's strong record. "I'm proud to support John McCain's straight-forward brand of leadership," said Adams. "The challenges at home and abroad are too serious to be left to political posturing and empty rhetoric."

"For the citizens of Vermont, straight talk is not a luxury, it is a requirement," said state Representative and former House Assistant Majority Leader Rick Hube. "Senator McCain's reform experience and leadership credentials will allow him to direct this nation from day one."

Senator John McCain welcomed the support from these Vermont leaders. "I'm very proud to have this kind of support from elected officials in Vermont," said Senator McCain. "These are dedicated public servants who bring valuable counsel and energy to my campaign in the state."

VERMONT LEGISLATORS SUPPORTING SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN
Senate Minority Leader Bill Doyle
Senate Assistant Minority Leader Kevin Mullin
State Senator Phil Scott
House Minority Leader Steve Adams
State Representative Donald Bostic
State Representative Carolyn Branagan
State Representative Bill Canfield
State Representative David Clark
State Representative Peg Flory, Former House Minority Leader
State Representative Bob Helm
State Representative Rick Hube, Former House Assistant Majority Leader
State Representative Bill Johnson
State Representative Tom Koch
State Representative Joe Krawczyk
State Representative Steve Larrabee
State Representative Leigh Larocque
State Representative Dick Lawrence
State Representative Mike Marcotte
State Representative Francis "Topper" McFaun
State Representative Linda Myers
State Representative Patty O'Donnell
State Representative Harvey "Bud" Otterman
State Representative Loren Shaw
State Representative Leo Valliere
State Representative Scott Wheeler
State Representative Phil Winters
State Representative Kurt Wright, Burlington City Council President