Christine Hallquist Vermont Democrat Gov nominee
Vermont nominated its first transgender candidate, Christine Hallquist for governorship from a major party on Tuesday evening.
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Christine Hallquist is the former CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative and she’s running on an ultra progressive Socialist message promising a bunch of free stuff.
FOX News reported:
Christine Hallquist made history in Vermont Tuesday night as the first openly transgender nominee for a governorship from a major party in the nation’s history, beating back her Democratic challengers in the state’s primary.
Hallquist defeated educator Brenda Siegel, who earlier was considered a frontrunner in the race, and environmentalist James Ehlers.
On the Republican side, first-term Gov. Phil Scott beat back a challenge from businessman Keith Stern to win the GOP gubernatorial primary, surviving the major political fallout from his decision to sign the state’s first major gun control laws earlier this year.
She’s appealed to Vermonters with a progressive message including a livable wage, Medicare for all, free public college education and high-speed broadband access — even to those who live on remote back roads.
“That’s how I want to be known in Vermont,” Hallquist, 62, told The Associated Press in an interview at her Burlington offices. “Nationally, I want to be known as the first trans candidate.”
Hallquist also defeated another candidate who was trying to make history: a 14-year-old boy, Ethan Sonneborn, who took advantage of the state constitution’s lack of an age requirement to seek the governorship.
Republican (RINO) Phil Scott is the current Governor of Vermont and since no sitting Governor has been unseated in over 5 decades, it appears Christine Hallquist’s chance of winning are fairly slim.