Governor primary results: Transgender candidate Christine Hallquist makes history in Vermont, with a Democratic win

Vermont democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, shakes hands with her Fans during her election-night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Christine Hallquist night story in Vermont Tuesday as the first openly transgender candidate for Governor beat the shaft from a large party in the history of the nation, the Democratic Challenger in the state primary school.

Hallquist defeated educator Brenda seal, formerly as the front-runner in the race, and environmentalist James Ehlers.

On the Republican side, first-term reg. Phil Scott beat back a challenge from businessman Keith Stern to win the GOP gubernatorial primary, the survival of the great political consequences resulting from his decision to the state the first major gun control laws earlier this year.

Hallquist, a former CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, has made no secret of the fact that they wanted a place in the history books in the campaign.

Gov. Phil Scott, in April, the signing of gun ownership legislation drew fierce protests.


She appealed to the Vermonters with a progressive message, including a living wage, Medicare values for all, free public school education, and high-speed broadband access — even to those who live on remote country roads.

“This is how I want to be known, in Vermont,” Hallquist, 62, told The Associated Press in an interview in their Burlington offices. “National I want to be known as the first trans candidate.”

Hallquist also defeated a candidate who tried to make history: a 14-year-old boy, Ethan, Sonneborn, has the advantage of the state in the Constitution of an age limit lack of to seek out the lieutenancy.

Christine Hallquist has been nominated to compete to be the first transgender-Governor elections in the nation’s history on Tuesday.


But faces Hallquist long odds in November. No sitting Governor to be defeated, has been in Vermont since 1962, and Scott’s win would continue. the Republicans’ surprisingly strong grip on General government in a highly progressive New England The GOP currently holds the General government of four of the six States in the region, including Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

In April, Scott was so fallen into the word by a group of protesters called him a “liar” and “traitor,” as he signed gun legislation return to the law, citing the dangers, the shooting of mass.

The package of the exchange raised the minimum age to purchase firearms from 18 to 21, a ban on high-capacity magazines, and made it easier to take guns from people considered a risk to themselves or others, and of people arrested or cited for domestic assault.

Scott’s approval rating in the state, tank, after he under the measure, falling from 65 percent at the beginning of the year to 47 per cent shortly after the statement concluded. His disapproval rating almost doubled to 42 per cent in this period.


Some of the results are still pending Tuesday’s other major gubernatorial primaries, including Wisconsin, Connecticut and Minnesota.

Businessman Ned Lamont won the democratic nomination for Connecticut Governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim.

Connecticut, ground zero for the Republican efforts Tuesday to continue their gains in deep progressive New England. Although Connecticut voted for Hillary Clinton by double-digit growth rates in the year 2016, the state’s Governor, Dan Malloy, is deeply unpopular, with critics citing high taxes and an ongoing budget crisis. Malloy rejected a third term.

Danbury mayor Mark Boughton, the former First Selectman Tim Herbst, businessman Steve Obsitnik, a former investment banker Bob Stefanowski, and former hedge-Fund manager David Stemerman, the Republicans are seeking to follow him. They were divided on important questions, such as whether to eliminate the state income tax.

Meanwhile, in Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty-who ran briefly for President in 2012-is hoping to stage a political comeback, and Minnesota Governor, will replace again in a race to outgoing democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, Fox News is holding a tossup.

And in Wisconsin, Democrats make to overthrow yet another effort, Republican Scott Walker, a well-known union-buster who is seeking a third term. A gaggle of Democrats, with some celebrity endorsements to compete for the right to be with him in November.

The States are also in the race, holding key, the house of representatives and the Senate, as Democrats, their candidates are trying to flip retiring rep. Paul Ryan is the seat, and Republicans hope to make gains in the house in Minnesota.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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