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Transgender Candidate Makes History In Vermont Gubernatorial Primary

Christine Hallquist is the first transgender candidate to win a major party's nomination for governor.
Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 15, 2018

Christine Hallquist is now the first transgender candidate for governor to be nominated by a major political party. 

She won Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday with just over 40 percent of the vote. 

The former energy company CEO's platform includes expanding internet access to rural areas, support for paid family leave, and increasing minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Hallquist is one of more than 400 LGBTQ candidates running for office in 2018. 

She'll next face off against Republican incumbent Gov. Phil Scott in November.