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VT Roundup: Minter Enters General Election in Stride

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VT Roundup: Minter Enters General Election in Stride 

After advancing through Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary with an “electoral mandate,” Democratic candidate Sue Minter is well poised to become the next Governor of Vermont.

With Minter advancing to take on Republican opponent Phil Scott in November, check out what’s being said about Vermont’s race for governor:

Vermont Public Radio: Sue Minter Wins Democratic Primary By Wide Margins

“Voters in the Democratic primary delivered an electoral mandate on Tuesday. Now, Sue Minter will try to use it to become Vermont’s first female governor in 25 years.”


“But her support for tuition-free community and technical college for Vermont residents, her plans to use public financing for portions of the health care system and her push for a $12.50 minimum wage by 2018 and a $15 minimum wage sometime thereafter will make for a much starker policy contrast against Scott.” [8/10/16]

Stowe Reporter: It’s Minter vs. Scott on Nov. 8

“With surprising ease, Minter won a three-way race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination” [8/11/16]

Valley News: Minter, Scott Win Nominations

“With 93 percent of cities and towns reporting, Waterbury’s Minter had 33,991, or just over 50 percent, of the Democratic primary votes. […] On the Republican side, Scott had 25,850 votes  [8/10/16]

Burlington Free Press: Sue Minter wins Democratic nomination for governor

“Minter, a former state representative from Waterbury who also served as the head of the Agency of Transportation and helped shepherd Vermont’s Hurricane Irene recovery, ran on a broad policy platform encompassing clean water initiatives, free tuition at Vermont Technical College and spurring economic growth.” [8/10/16]

WPTZ (Burlington): Vermont democrats come togther after primary night

“With the close of a highly contested Democratic primary, the focus shifts to November with gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter topping the ticket.” [8/11/16]