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2018 Vermont Governor

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:30 am

FiveThirtyEight: Polls close: 7 p.m. Eastern

These election-night previews try to focus on how primaries might affect the general election: Are parties nominating their strongest candidates? Usually, though, differences in candidate quality are pretty minor — enough to move a race from “likely Republican” to “lean Republican,” for instance. But the Republican primary for Vermont governor is the once-in-a-blue-moon primary that could have the maximum possible impact on the general election: A bad result for the GOP could move this race all the way from “solid Republican” to “solid Democratic.”

Gov. Phil Scott, a centrist Republican stock-car driver, was once one of the most popular governors in the country — beloved by Republicans, Democrats and independents. But then, in April, he signed three historic gun-control laws, drawing fierce protests from residents of this traditionally pro-gun state. In a Morning Consult poll conducted after the signing, Scott’s popularity among Republicans dropped by 26 percentage points, and he now has a -15 net approval rating with voters of his own party. That could be a problem on Tuesday, given that shopkeeper Keith Stern is challenging Scott from the right, specifically criticizing Scott for signing the gun bills. The Republican Governors Association is acting like this is a competitive race: It has invested more than $1 million in a PAC supporting Scott’s re-election.

If Scott does lose the primary, then Stern, a more mainstream conservative, would instantly become a heavy underdog in this dark-blue state. (Going by our new and improved partisan lean metric,1 Vermont is 24 points more Democratic-leaning than the country as a whole.) Although none of the Democratic candidates has lit the world on fire financially, the favorite in the Democratic primary is probably former Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO Christine Hallquist, who, if elected, would be the nation’s first transgender governor.
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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor; Primary August 14

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:35 pm

New York Times

Governor
Democratic Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Christine Hallquist 16,311 47.7%
James Ehlers 7,648 22.3
Brenda Siegel 7,542 22.0
Ethan Sonneborn 2,726 8.0

34,227 votes, 52% reporting (142 of 275 precincts)
Republican Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Phil Scott* 12,476 67.0%
Keith Stern 6,151 33.0

18,627 votes, 50% reporting (138 of 275 precincts)

* Incumbent
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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor; Primary August 14

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Post by HisMexcellence » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Addie wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:35 pm
New York Times

Governor
Democratic Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Christine Hallquist 16,311 47.7%
James Ehlers 7,648 22.3
Brenda Siegel 7,542 22.0
Ethan Sonneborn 2,726 8.0

34,227 votes, 52% reporting (142 of 275 precincts)
Republican Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Phil Scott* 12,476 67.0%
Keith Stern 6,151 33.0

18,627 votes, 50% reporting (138 of 275 precincts)

* Incumbent
Christine sat down at my bar last month! We had a nice conversation. Good for her! She has many of the same endorsements as my mother.

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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor; Primary August 14

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:06 pm

Associated Press
Hallquist picks up dem primary win

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A former utility executive from Vermont has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor.

Christine Hallquist defeated three other Democrats en route to victory in Tuesday's primary.

The former CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative says she's running because she feels she has the best plan to help Vermont residents get higher-paying jobs, provide health care for their families and better educate their children.

The 62-year-old Hallquist is part of a wave of LGBTQ candidates seeking higher office across the U.S.

Hallquist is being supported by The Victory Fund, a political action committee that backs LGBTQ candidates across the country. The committed labeled her a "game changer."

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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor; Primary August 14

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm

How nice. What's your mother's name? How did she do?
HisMexcellence wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Christine sat down at my bar last month! We had a nice conversation. Good for her! She has many of the same endorsements as my mother.
Democracy is a garden that has to be tended. -Barack Obama

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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor; Primary August 14

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Post by HisMexcellence » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:27 pm

Addie wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm
How nice. What's your mother's name? How did she do?
HisMexcellence wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Christine sat down at my bar last month! We had a nice conversation. Good for her! She has many of the same endorsements as my mother.
Mary Sally Matiella, and she's running in AZ-02. Primary is the 28th.

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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor; Primary August 14

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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:29 pm

Good for her and best of luck. :thumbs:
HisMexcellence wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Addie wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm
How nice. What's your mother's name? How did she do?
HisMexcellence wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Christine sat down at my bar last month! We had a nice conversation. Good for her! She has many of the same endorsements as my mother.
Mary Sally Matiella, and she's running in AZ-02. Primary is the 28th.
Democracy is a garden that has to be tended. -Barack Obama

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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor

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Post by Addie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:31 pm

DKos Elections: VT-Gov: Next door, however, Republican Phil Scott has a 58-38 lead on Democrat Christine Hallquist with 36% reporting.

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Re: 2018 Vermont Governor

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:21 am

from the NYT as I post this:

Candidate Party Votes Pct.

Phil Scott* Republican 146,845 55.3%
Christine Hallquist Democrat 107,750 40.5
Trevor Barlow Independent 3,189 1.2
Others 7,947 3.0

265,731 votes, 97% reporting (268 of 275 precincts)

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