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Sparring Candidates Duet In Music While They Duel For Votes

In the midst of campaigning against each other for a seat in Vermont's House of Representatives, Democrat Lucy Rogers and Republican Zac Mayo ended a recent debate with a striking collaboration.
After a debate, two political opponents in Vermont collaborated on a musical duet which elegantly highlighted a polarized political landscape. Source: UpperCut Images

"Society, have mercy on me / I hope you're not angry if I disagree," go the closing lines of "Society" — a three-chord folk song written by Jerry Hannan. Last week, amidst a contentious midterm election season, two aspiring politicians in Vermont performed the song as an elegant aisle-crossing and a rare

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