Transgender Candidate Christine Hallquist Makes History in Vermont Primary

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Scott also congratulated Christine Hallquist on her victory winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and said he looked forward to a robust discussion of key issues in the coming months. Hallquist knows that to defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, she's going to have to explain to Vermonters how she can do a better job of developing the state's rural economy, ensuring people have access to health care and quality education.

'The whole world is looking at this as a historic moment for a transgender candidate, but that's not what Vermont looked at, ' Hallquist said. With no Republican or third-party candidates, she is positioned to enter the House of Representatives with the November midterm elections. She ran as the proven conservative in the race, pointing to her long voting record in support of Republican priorities.

"I think Vermont is a beacon of hope for the rest of the country", Ms Hallquist said during an interview with Reuters.

"This is what I call expanding our moral compass and that is what I think it represents". I just happen to be a leader who is transgender. The constitution states that their is no age limit on running for governor, and this is want the 14-year-old is riding.

Nicholson accepted the election result and pledged to support Vukmir.

There were a number of other significant victories on Tuesday. The Vermont Democrat responded by focusing more on the use of the labels of socialism and capitalism, saying she's not "big on labels".

"Tonight we are celebrating because we engaged and empowered our community and we won!" Heavily mustached union ironworker Randy Bryce won the Democratic primary for the district, beating out teacher Cathy Myers. Gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez of Texas, Kate Brown of OR and Jared Polis of Colorado, all Democrats, are out as LGBTQ. They include Alexandra Chandler, Massachusetts' first openly transgender candidate for Congress, and Kim Coco Iwamoto, who would be Hawaii's first transgender lieutenant governor if elected.

Bernie Sanders, who is running for re-election to the USA senate in Vermont, was among the high-profile politicians to congratulate Hallquist on Tuesday night, while breakout Democratic newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared the win an "incredible and groundbreaking victory".

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If elected in November, Mr Sanders would extend his run as the longest-serving independent in USA congressional history. His primary race against Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson became a contest over who insulted Trump the least.

But Mr Pawlenty alienated the USA president's supporters after once calling Mr Trump "unhinged and unfit".

In Kansas a Trump-backed candidate, Kris Kobach, was narrowly declared the victor of a Republican primary for the governorship, a week after counting began.

The first-term governor, who was elected in 2016 and is facing a primary challenge, saw his stock plummet between the first and second quarters of the year.

Ellison won the Democratic nomination to be Minnesota's attorney general, despite accusations of domestic abuse from a former girlfriend. The deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and one of the most liberal members of Congress, Ellison is a celebrated figure among the left wing of the party.

He addressed the allegation in his victory speech.

Thank you can't even begin to express the gratitude I feel right now.

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