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In Vermont and around the globe, the biggest story of 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic.  But there were other events that will have lasting implications for state policy and residents.  It was a major election year for key statewide offices as candidates had to find ways to campaign in the midst of a pandemic that limited personal interactions.

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Now that Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman is officially running for governor, his decision is setting off a series of other political announcements.

Rebecca Holcombe
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The former Vermont Secretary of Education announced on Tuesday that she is running for governor. Democrat Rebecca Holcombe served as education secretary for four years under former Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin and continued in the position under Republican Phil Scott. But she resigned last year citing policy disagreements.  Holcombe is the first Democrat to enter the 2020 race. She tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she is running because she loves the state and wants to take it in a new direction.