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Governor responds to reporters on land deal ... one at a time

Vt Digger - - 9:21 am Wed May 29th, 2013

Gov. Peter Shumlin spent his Friday afternoon meeting with reporters one by one as part of an effort to deflect criticism of a recent land deal in which critics have said he took advantage of a low-income neighbor.

Instead of a press conference in which the governor would be subjected to questions from journalists as a group, Shumlin chose to make a personal pitch to members of the press.

The damage control effort included interviews with Vermont Press Bureau's Peter Hirschfeld, WCAX's Jennifer Reading, Seven Days' Paul Heintz and the Burlington Free Press' Terri Hallenbeck, who trickled in and out of the governor's personal office on the Fifth Floor of the Pavilion building to talk about his land deal with Jeremy Dodge.

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