Vermont Governor

New England News
12:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Republican Challenger Will Ask Vermont Legislature To Elect Him Governor

Republican Scott Milne (left) and Democrat Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

The second-place finisher in Vermont’s gubernatorial race says he will ask the legislature to elect him governor instead of the incumbent who received more votes.

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New England News
5:45 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Milne Discusses Legislative Gubernatorial Vote

Scott Milne (left) and Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

In Vermont’s gubernatorial election, no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. The state Constitution requires in such cases that the Legislature then choose a winner when it convenes in January. While at the Statehouse in Montpelier, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the key players as the legislative vote looms.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Milne Changes Tack, Won't Concede

Republican Scott Milne
Credit milneforvermont.org

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne appears to be backing away from pre-election statements that he would concede the race if incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin won a plurality but did not get more than 50 percent of the vote.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Re-Evaluating Health Care Policy After Close Gubernatorial Results

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The surprisingly close result in Vermont’s governor’s race has pundits scratching their heads and trying to figure out why a Republican who was expected to get trounced came within a point of the two-term incumbent. Some are pointing to Governor Peter Shumlin’s push to single-payer health care and the rocky rollout of the state health care exchange as his key vulnerability.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Vermont Governor’s Race Closer Than Anticipated

Republican Scott Milne (left) and Democrat Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

It was a twist no one expected. Vermont two-term incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin was widely expected to trounce six challengers on election day. But the night dragged on, Tuesday turned to Wednesday, and still: no resolution. Now the race goes to the Legislature in January after the Republican challenger came remarkably close to winning.

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New England News
11:45 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Lawmakers Could Decide Vermont Race for Governor

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermonters could be facing another holiday season not knowing who their next governor will be.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Democrat And Republican Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Scott Milne (left) and Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

Two of the seven candidates running for Vermont governor met in a televised debate Wednesday night. Incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin faced off against Republican Scott Milne in an acerbic exchange.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Vermont Governor Criticizes GOP Challenger

Scott Milne (left) and Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

Democratic Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says his Republican challenger Scott Milne has it wrong when he says he wants to be a "boring" leader who doesn't want to make big changes.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The candidates from Vermont’s four major parties running for governor met Tuesday evening to debate.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Shumlin Launches Re-Election Campaign

Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin kicked off his reelection campaign this week, vowing to continue his commitment to take the state down a progressive path.

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