Christine Hallquist
Vermont Electric Cooperative

Making History, Hallquist To Face Scott After Winning Vt. Gubernatorial Primary

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

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Sen. Murphy
Sen. Murphy

Murphy, Corey Win Ct. Senate Primaries

Sen. Chris Murphy is advancing to the November election after sailing through the primaries without facing a challenger from his Democratic Party.

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Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in November, when he will face perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige.

In Tuesday's balloting, Welch defeated challengers Dan Freilich and Benjamin Mitchell. Paige beat Anya Tynio for their party's nomination to run for the U.S. House seat.

Since Welch was first elected to the House in 2006, he has consistently been one of Vermont's most popular politicians, easily winning re-election every two years.

Christine Hallquist
Vermont Electric Cooperative

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

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott has won his party's nomination to run for a second term as the state's top executive.

Sen. Murphy
Sen. Murphy

Sen. Chris Murphy is advancing to the November election after sailing through the primaries without facing a challenger from his Democratic Party.

Bernie Sanders at Vermont rally 3-1-16
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Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary but is expected to turn down the nomination and support the state's Democratic candidates, as is his practice.

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The Vermont Department of Taxes has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the founder of the Hermitage Club properties for not paying taxes.

Ned Lamont
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Businessman Ned Lamont has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim. Lamont's victory comes 12 years after he defeated U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a Democratic showdown, only to lose the general election when Lieberman ran as an independent. That race was seen as part of a national referendum on the Iraq War.

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Hours before polls close in primary elections in Minnesota, the Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations of domestic abuse against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison.

In its first statement on the allegations against Ellison, the DNC tells NPR:

"These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them. All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously."

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