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Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist. Image CNN Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist. Image CNN
Andrew Cummings | 15 August, 2018, 13:10

In Tuesday's primaries in Vermont, former energy company executive Christine Hallquist is joining 14-year-old gubernatorial hopeful Ethan Sonnenborn on the ballot, making the race one to watch for reasons besides the age of the young candidate: Hallquist is the first openly transgender woman vying for the position. No other major political party has ever before nominated a transgender person in a governor's race.

Scott managed to win the gubernatorial election in 2016 as a Republican, despite the fact Hillary Clinton carried the state at the presidential level with 61% of the vote.

Hallquist greets supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vermont.

'Look to Vermont, ' she said.

Hallquist has said she doesn't want Vermont residents to elect her governor because of her transgender status.

Hallquist moved to Vermont in 1976.

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"Vermonters are going to elect me on the platform". 'We continue to demonstrate leadership in civil rights and how to honor and work with each other.

Hallquist has also said she 'would work toward universal primary care in Vermont and pursue a coalition of states to pursue a "Medicare for all" system'.

While Scott, a first-term governor, was popular during his first two years in office, his approval rating plummeted after he signed a bill tightening gun restrictions in April.

They included raising the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21, restricting the size of gun magazines and requiring background checks for most private gun sales. She faces a Republican incumbent, Phil Scott, who is running for his second term with history on his side - Vermonters have not thrown out an incumbent governor since 1962.

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.

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