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Milne Still Mulling Possible Fight In Legislature

Nov 18, 2014

Scott Milne
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Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne is still saying he may ask lawmakers for their votes when the Legislature convenes in January and elects a governor for the next two years.

No candidate for governor got more than 50 percent of the vote in the Nov. 4 election, and the Vermont Constitution says when that happens, it's up to lawmakers to decide.

Milne finished a close second to incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin, and last week, the Republican said he would not seek a recount.

But Milne issued a statement Tuesday saying he wants to ensure the views of his supporters are heard when lawmakers meet in January.

He said he'll make a further announcement about his plans in early December.

Shumlin's fellow Democrats have big majorities in both legislative houses.

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