Welch, Malloy compete to succeed Vermont’s Leahy in Senate


              Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gerald Malloy campaigns on Friday Oct. 28, 2022 in St. Albans, Vt. Malloy is running against Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., in the general election, for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Patrick Leah. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
            
              Becca Balint, left, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House for Vermont, stands with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), center, and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), on Oct. 22, 2022, at a campaign rally in Barre, Vt. Balint faces Liam Madden, an Independent who won the Vermont Republican primary. Welch, is running for the Vermont U.S. Senate seat currently held by the retiring Patrick Leahy. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
            
              FILE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gerald Malloy campaigns on Friday Oct. 28, 2022, in St. Albans, Vt. Malloy faces Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, in the race to succeed Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, who is retiring. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
            
              Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) speaks at an event on Wednesday Oct. 5, 2022, in Winooski, Vt. Welch is facing Republican Gerald Malloy in the general election, for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Patrick Leah. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)
Welch, Malloy compete to succeed Vermont’s Leahy in Senate