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Republican Milne Says Governor Bid A 'Long Shot'

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Republican businessman who hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin in November says he knows it's a long shot.

Scott Milne announced Thursday on the Mark Johnson show on WDEV radio that he would seek to challenge Shumlin.

The deadline for candidates to file the paperwork to be on the August primary election ballot was Thursday.

Shumlin has already filed the paperwork to be on the ballot.

Emily Peyton, who ran for governor as an independent two years ago, has filed to seek the Republican nomination, but she does not have the support of the party.

Meanwhile, Treasurer Beth Pearce, Secretary of State Jim Condos, and Attorney General William Sorrell, all Democrats, have all filed to be on the ballot. So far they have no challengers.

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