Transgender Christine Hallquist wins Democratic primary

Vermont Democrats made history Tuesday by nominating Christine Hallquist as the first transgender individual to be a major party candidate for governor.

Meanwhile, preliminary results showed that Gov. Phil Scott survived a challenge animated by his former Republican allies in the gun-rights movement.

Christine Hallquist talks to reporters after winning the primary during her victory speech during the primary party for the Democratic candidate for governor at the Skinny Pancake on Tuesday night August 14, 2018 in Burlington.

Christine Hallquist talks to reporters after winning the primary during her victory speech during the primary party for the Democratic candidate for governor at theShow more

BRIAN JENKINS FOR THE FREE PRESSS

The general election matchup pits Hallquist, a former utility executive who has never held statewide elected office, against Scott, a former construction company owner seeking a second term.

“I’m going to tell you why we’re going to win in November,” said Hallquist, holding a clipboard as she addressed a cheering crowd of supporters at the Skinny Pancake restaurant in Burlington. “Because nothing is impossible when you’re on the side of justice.”

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/14/vermont-primary-christine-hallquist-wins-democratic-primary-phil-scott-republican/991259002/

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