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+Phil Scott (R)
166,817
52.91%
Sue Minter (D)
139,253
44.17%
Bill "Spaceman" Lee (LU)
8,912
2.83%
w/in
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.01%

315,295

Total active registered: 471,619.  Ballots cast 320,467.
Plurality 27,564 votes (8.74 percentage points).
 VT Sec. of State - Elections



REPUBLICAN PICK UP
Notes: Gov. Peter Shumlin (D)'s retirement opened up the seat.
  In the Aug. 9 primaries voters selected Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (R) with 60.5% of the vote and former state Transportation Secretary Sue Minter (D) with 51.2%.  Also on the general election ballot was Bill "Spaceman" Lee (LU), a former professional baseball player.  Scott  defeat Minter and Lee for a Republican pick up. 

Scott was a better known quantity, having served 10 years in the state Senate and six years as lieutenant governor; this was his ninth election.  Minter had served four terms in the state House and in addition to her more recent experience as Transportation Secretary.

Debates included:
Sept. 28 - VTDigger, Scott and Minter at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland (>).
Oct. 6 - Vermont PBS, all three candidates from its studio in Colchester (>).
Oct. 17 - Seven Days tech roundtable, all three candidates in Burlington.
Oct. 19 - WCAX, Scott and Minter.
Oct. 23 - Vermont Press Association, Scott and Minter at St. Michael's College in Colchester.
Oct. 25 - WPTZ-TV, all three candidates at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington.
Nov. 3 - VPR, all three candidates from its studio in Colchester (>).

Although Minter lost, Democrats did win the other partisan statewide races.

Seven Days
reported campaigns and groups spent a total of approximately $13.34 million on the governor's race, the second most ever for a Vermont campaign.  (This included around $4 million spent by defeated primary candidates).  The Minter campaign spent $2.04 million and was aided by $1.4 million in spending by Our Vermont (from the Democratic Governors Association); the Scott campaign spent $1.61 million and was aided by $3.02 million in spending by A Stronger Vermont (from the Republican Governors Association) (>).


Campaign Manager:
Sue Minter: Molly Ritner
Campaign manager on Gary McCollum for Virginia Senate, 2015.  Midwest fundrasing director for the DCCC, 2013-14.  Finance director on U.S. Rick Nolan's (MN) 2012 re-election camapign.  Deputy finance director on U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich's (NM) 2010 re-election campaign.  (Sarah McCall started out as campaign manager for the first five months to Feb. 2016, then moved to senior advisor role).

Phil Scott - Campaign Coordinator: Brittney Wilson
Executive assistant at the Vermont Department of Libraries, March 2013-Oct. 2015.  Private secretary in the Vermont Auditor's Office, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Outreach consultant at Capital Connections, LLC, Jan.-April 2002.  Campaign manager on Gibbs for Secretary of State, May-Nov. 2010.  Executive assistant to the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Nov. 2008-Feb. 2010.  Field coordinator on Douglas for Governor, June-Nov. 2008.  B.S. in business administration from Western New England College, 2008.







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