NBC News: How Vermont lives with both Sen. Bernie Sanders and its GOP governor

I spoke with Alex Seitz-Wald of NBC News about the phenomenon of deep blue states electing Republican governors in the age of Trump:

It’s a familiar script to the one employed by other blue-state Republican governors, including Charlie Baker in Massachusetts and Larry Hogan in Maryland, who is on a campaign swing with Democrats who support him.

“In a counterintuitive way, the polarized national environment accentuates the very things that make these figures appealing,” said Liam Donovan, a Republican consultant. “Moderate sensibility focused on local policy issues rather than political wedges, capacity (indeed, necessity) to work in a bipartisan way, and a tone that resonates regardless of party.”

Read the entire piece here.

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