Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray mounting bid for Congress
Vermont’s lieutenant governor is running Congress. First-term Democrat Molly Gray announced this morning that she will run to replace Congressman Peter Welch.
Welch, an at-large Democrat, is running to succeed Democrat Patrick Leahy in the Senate. Gray is hoping to be the first woman from Vermont sent to Washington.
Gray is a 37-year-old lifelong Vermont resident and a former aide to Welch.
Gray, elected in 2020, is hoping to replace Welch, who was elected to Congress in 2006. The 74-year-old Welch is looking to replace Leahy, who announced he will retire after eight terms next year.