Trans Candidate Wins Democratic Primary for Vermont Governor

Trans Candidate Wins Democratic Primary for Vermont Governor

Now Hallquist will take on Republican Governor Phil Scott, who easily fended off a challenge from businessman Keith Stern.

"I didn't necessarily think about what it would look like to win, but it is starting to sink in, the historic significance of this nationwide", Hallquist told Berman Wednesday morning, adding that she's "proud and honored to be making history for the nation".

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist speaks to supporters Tuesday evening.

This year, 43 transgender candidates have run for political office at all levels in the US.

Stefanowski, a former banking officer, became the first candidate in CT history to petition for a spot on the ballot and win a major party nomination for state office.

In another ground-breaking political moment, Somali-American state legislator Ilhan Omar claimed victory in her primary in Minnesota, putting her on track to become one of the first female Muslim members of the US House of Representatives.

She joins three other openly LGBT+ gubernatorial candidates who have the Democratic nomination this cycle - including incumbent Governor of Oregon Kate Brown of Oregon, Jared Polis of Colorado, and Lupe Valdez of Texas. Hallquist points out that she's also an engineer, an innovator and a progressive.

US PGA: Tiger prowling for first major in decade after Koepka falters
Koepka hit a 4-iron to 6 feet on the 248-yard 16th hole to set up birdie and take a two-shot cushion into the final two holes. It also tied the major championship record that Henrik Stenson set at Royal Troon two years ago in the British Open.

"We've been able to make investments by keeping taxes low, we haven't raised a single tax or fee in the last few years for the general fund budget and we've had a surplus for the first time in probably a decade", Scott said. There's no doubt that Christine and her fellow nominees will join a strong ticket this November that will fight for our values and serve as dedicated advocates for Vermont's working families.

"The secret to the win - and I think this can be applied all across rural America - is we paid attention to rural Vermont", Hallquist said. But his criticism of Trump in the 2016 presidential election campaign - in which he described the then-nominee as "unhinged and unfit" for boasting that he groped women - cost him support among the party's base and he was defeated by Trump loyalist Jeff Johnson.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty lost his party's nomination for the office he previously held for two terms.

Kris Kobach ousted the current Republican Governor, Jeff Colyer, by just 345 votes.

The surge of Democratic voters expected in 2018 could help Bryce prevail if Republican turnout is suppressed.

The race will be closely watched by both parties.

Thank you can't even begin to express the gratitude I feel right now.

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