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Transgender candidate makes history after winning Vermont gubernatorial nomination

BY REID WILSON - 08/14/18 09:18 PM EDT
thehill.com

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/401791-transgender-woman-wins-vermont-gubernatorial-nomination-for-first-time

Vermont Democrats on Tuesday nominated Christine Hallquist as their candidate for governor, making her the first transgender candidate to win a major party's nomination for a state's chief executive post.
 
With 47 percent of precincts reporting, Hallquist, a former chief executive of the Vermont Electric Coop, won 48 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press. She outpaced nonprofit executive James Ehlers and party activist Brenda Siegel, who both finished with about 22 percent of the vote each.
 
Hallquist is the latest in a string of transgender candidates to notch firsts in recent years. In the last decade, transgender candidates have won election to two state legislative seats, seats on city councils in Minneapolis and a judgeship in the Bay Area.
 
But Hallquist now faces a much more difficult hurdle in her quest to beat Gov. Phil Scott (R). . . .
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Vermont has my condolences. If I were living there I would be seriously consider moving.

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