Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

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Now Hallquist will take on Republican Governor Phil Scott, who easily fended off a challenge from businessman Keith Stern. And Vermonters haven't ousted an incumbent governor in more than 50 years.

During her primary race, she received the backing of Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee founded by former Bernie Sanders campaign leaders, including The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur, which helped propel leftist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to her victory over longtime NY 14th Congressional District incumbent Joe Crowley earlier this summer.

It is a remarkable milestone, even for an election year already dominated by an influx of women and a record number of candidates who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or queer.

"Tonight, we are celebrating because we engaged and empowered our community and we won", she tweeted following her victory. "It says something very important about Vermont, about the type of candidates we want to nominate, and the good work my team and I have done to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect the most vulnerable".

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Asked if she supports capitalism, Hallquist said measuring by gross domestic product is a "flawed measure because that just encourages consumption".

Jahana Hayes, who was named national teacher of the year in 2016, won the Democratic nomination in a western district of CT. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who took office in 2015, is bisexual.

Vukmir tells The Associated Press her win was a victory for the grass roots - which overwhelmingly backed her.

Hallquist faced off against four other Democratic candidates to secure the nomination.

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If elected in November, Mr Sanders would extend his run as the longest-serving independent in United States congressional history.

He defeated former governor Tim Pawlenty, who was hoping to regain his old job. But his criticism of Trump in the 2016 presidential election campaign - in which he described the then-nominee as "unhinged and unfit" for boasting that he groped women - cost him support among the party's base and he was defeated by Trump loyalist Jeff Johnson.

A Trump loyalist, Kris Kobach, was declared the victor of a Republican primary for Kansas state governor, a week after voters went to the polls.

Mr Kobach, who is Kansas' secretary of state, has advised President Trump on illegal immigration policy, and served on his now-defunct voter fraud commission. The Vermont Democrat responded by focusing more on the use of the labels of socialism and capitalism, saying she's not "big on labels".

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"We know that the party actively recruited opposition to our campaign", Ehlers said.

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