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November 06, 2008

Vermont Election Coverage

We all know by now that Obama is the President, but what happened to politics in Vermont? The gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican governor Jim Douglas, Democratic Candidate Gayle Symington, and Independent Anthony Pollina closed with Douglas running away with the election.

The governor received over 50% of the vote. Pollina and Symington each garnered 21% of the vote.

Peter Welch was reelected as a US Representative with 84% of the vote and Lt. Governor Brian Dubie was reelected as well, defeating Democrat Tom Costello by a double digit margin.

Jason Lorber and Rachel Weston won the uncontested election in the 3-3 district, which is comprised of much of the old north end, and Champlain college's campus.

The heated, well-publicized Chittenden 3-4 between UVM's former student president Kesha Ram, and Representatives Pearson and Zuckerman, concluded. Both Zuckerman and Ram were elected. Read Max's blog post for more.

Tim Ashe, a Democrat and Progressive, gained the final state senate seat, joining Hinda Miller, Diane Snelling, Ginny Lyons, Ed Flannagan and Doug Racine. After an incorrect vote count in one ward had been corrected, Ashe jumped ahead of Richmond candidate Denise Barnard for the final seat.

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