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Why Congressman Peter Welch wants to be Vermont's next Senator

A photo of Rep. Peter Welch in a black  suit and red tie.
Liam Elder-Connors
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VPR FILE
Rep. Peter Welch announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Senate in November 2021.

Rep. Peter Welch has served as Vermont’s sole representative in the U.S. House since 2007. Now, with Sen. Patrick Leahy stepping down, Welch has his eyes set on the Senate. Welch joined Vermont Edition to share what he wants to accomplish in the Senate, and why he thinks he’s the best fit for the job.

Broadcast live on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 at noon.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.