VERMONT
     Nov. 6, 2012 Governor

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+Peter Shumlin (D) i
170,749
57.80%
Randy Brock (R) 110,940
37.55%
Emily Peyton (I) 5,868 1.99%
Chris Ericson (USM)
5,583
1.89%
David Eagle (LU)
1,,303
<1%
write ins
969
<1%

295,412

Registration: 461,237.  Total votes cast: 303,813 (incl. 8,107 blanks and 294 spoiled)
Margin of victory: 59,809 votes (20.25 percentage points).
 VT Elections



Notes:
Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) won a second term, defeating state Sen. Randy Brock (R) and three other challengers. 

Shumlin and Brock were unopposed in the Aug. 28, 2012 primaries.  Martha Abbott won the Aug. 28 Progressive Party primary, defeating write-in candidate Annette Smith, but she dropped out soon after and endorsed Shumlin.

Prior to being elected to the state Senate in 2008, Brock served a term as state Treasurer; he was elected in 2004 and narrowly lost his re-election bid in 2006.  He worked as executive vice president, risk oversight and as general auditor for Fidelity Investments and is a Vietnam veteran.

Major issues included Shumlin's effort to introduce a single payer health system.  H.202 ("an act relating to a universal and unified health system") passed the legislature on May 6, 2011 (>) and Shumlin signed it into law on May 26.  Act 48 aimed to establish Green Mountain Care, "the first single payer health care system in America (>)."  Also on Vermonters' minds was recovery from Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the state in Aug. 2011 causing widespread flooding.
 

There were five debates, four between the two major party candidates and one with all five candidates:

Sept. 12 - Vermont Public Radio at VPR studio in Colchester (>).

Sept. 26 - WDEV's "Mark Johnson Show" from Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex (>).

Oct. 4 - VPT [Vermont PBS] (all five candidates) (>).

Oct. 13 - WCAX from Community College of Vermont in Montpelier (>).

Oct. 17 - WPTZ from Echo Lake Museum and Science Center
in Burlington (>).

FollowTheMoney.org reported that the Shumlin campaign raised $1.3 million in contributions compared to $784,561 for the Brock campaign (>).

Campaign Managers
:
Peter Shumlin: Alex (Alexandra) MacLean
Deputy chief of staf and Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs to Gov. Shumlin, 2010-12.  Managed Shumlin's 2010 campaign.  Master's degree from University of Edinburgh in Scotland, 2005.  Grew up in Peacham.

Randy Brock: 
campaign coordinator?


See also:
Anne Galloway.  "Shumlin nixes debates with interest groups, community organizations."  VTDigger, Sept. 2, 2012.

jvwalt.  "How troubled is Randy Brock's campaign?"  Green Mountain Daily, July 17, 2012.  [commentary]

Brock campaign press release.  "Brock announces gubernatorial campaign team."  VTDigger, Mar. 19, 2012.







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