Martha Abbott

WAMC News
5:45 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Vermont Progressive Primary Winner Quits, Loser Seeks Recount

The winner of last week's Progressive primary for governor of Vermont says she won't be a candidate in the general election, while the loser in the primary is calling for a recount.

The official count released Tuesday by the secretary of state's office shows Martha Abbott with 371 votes, to 354 write-in votes for Annette Smith. Abbott says she wants the party's support to go toward the re-election of Democratic incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin.

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