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O baby, what an election! Bundle of good news for VT GOP


Below are just a handful of the key successes Vermont Republicans realized this election, according to a statement released today by the Vermont Republican Party President Deb Billado:

  • The re-election of Governor Phil Scott against outgoing Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman by an astonishing 40-point margin, with President Donald Trump receiving more votes in Vermont than Zuckerman did;
  • The defeat of both Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and House Progressive Caucus Leader Robin Chesnut Tangerman, marking a massive downfall for the Democratic-Progressive Majority in Montpelier;
  • The first time in two decades Vermont Republicans have not only held, but gained seats in the Vermont Legislature during a presidential year;
  • A net gain for Republicans in the Vermont Senate–the first time Republicans increased their Senate position in 6 years;
  • A net gain for Republicans in the Vermont House of 4, the largest gain since 2014;
  • A Republican Senate pickup in the Essex/Orleans District, marking the first time in 8 years that a Republican has represented this portion of the Northeast Kingdom;
  • The first time in the history of the Grand Isle-Chittenden House district that two Republicans have represented it;
  • The first time in the history of the Rutland-Bennington House district that it has been represented by a Republican;
  • The first time in nearly two decades that two Republicans have represented the Rutland-2 House district;
  • The first time in 14 years that a Republican has represented the Orange-Caledonia House district;
  • A more than 95% success rate for Republican incumbent legislators running for re-election; and
  • Unprecedented Republican victories in all 14 Vermont counties.

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  1. My Dad had a hired hand who was a great worker on the farm…. one of his expressions heard daily in some context was “constant pressure works”. Whether that is in the real sense if one is trying to move a boulder, or in the literal sense there is truth to that.
    Thank God for the gains, we have needed those.

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