Vermont - Governor

as of October 31

The Candidates

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Peter Shumlin

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: March 24, 1956
  • Residence: Putney, VT

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Brian Dubie

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: March 9, 1959
  • Residence: Essex Junction, VT

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Previous Results

    Vermont Governor (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Jim Douglas REP 170,492 53.5%
    Anthony Pollina IND 69,791 21.9%
    Gaye Symington DEM 69,534 21.8%
    Tony O'Connor IND 3,106 1%
    Sam Young IND 2,490 0.8%
    Peter Diamondstone LIB 1,710 0.5%
    Cris Ericson IND 1,704 0.5%

    U.S. President: Vermont (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 219,262 67.8%
    John McCain REP 98,974 30.6%
    Ralph Nader IND 3,339 1%
    Bob Barr LIB 1,067 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 500 0.2%
    Roger Calero SOC 150 0%
    Gloria La Riva SOC 149 0%
    Brian Moore LIB 141 0%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    Oct 19, 2010

    New NPR Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Sep 24, 2010

      Close Primary Battle Behind Them, Democrats Work To Take Governor's Seat

      It took more than two weeks following the Aug. 24 primary to arrive at a Democratic nominee in the race to replace retiring Gov. Jim Douglas (R). The primary between state Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin and state Sen. Doug Racine was airtight, and when all the counting was done, Shumlin triumphed by 203 votes. Democrats feared that the lost time gave the GOP nominee, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, a leg up on them. But Shumlin, Racine and third-place primary finisher Deb Markowitz, the secretary of state, had all pledged to back the winner, and the party goes into the general election united. -Ken Rudin

      New NPR Rating

      Toss-up (was Lean-D)

        Sep 3, 2010

        Democrats Trying To Take Douglas Seat

        Incumbent Jim Douglas (R), first elected in 2002, is retiring after four two-year terms.

        New NPR Rating



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