Once upon a time voters in Vermont's largest city faced a difficult choice between the leader of an ad hoc coalition that crossed party lines and a Democrat with solid backing from the political establishment. That was 1981, and a political outsider named Bernie Sanders was the ultimate winner.
In March 2012 it's happening again, and the election could be just as consequential.
Here's a video summary of the race...
For a detailed analysis, go to VTDigger.org.-- Campaign Notebook.