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Scott Wins VT Governor's Race

Phil Scott
Pat Bradley
Phil Scott

Republican Phil Scott says he's humbled to be elected as Vermont's next governor.

Scott says he didn't know anything about politics 20 years ago and he can't believe he's made it to the state's highest office.

He says there will be room for everyone in his administration who wants to make the state stronger.

Scott, the state's lieutenant governor, defeated Democrat Sue Minter on Tuesday. Minter congratulated Scott on his victory.

The 58-year-old Scott ran on a platform of holding the line on tax increases and making Vermont a more affordable place to live.

The construction company executive and part-time racecar driver had served three two-year terms as Vermont's part-time lieutenant governor and was previously in the state Senate.

Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin did not seek a fourth two-year term.