Becca Balint became the first woman and first openly gay person to be elected to Congress from Vermont. Charity Clark made history by becoming the state’s first female attorney general, and Gov. Kathy Hochul is New York’s first woman governor.
In other results, Phil Scott easily defeated progressive activist Brenda Siegel to win a fourth two-year term as governor. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch turned back a little-known Republican challenger to win the Senate seat being vacated by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy.
In New Hampshire, Sen. Maggie Hassan beat Republican Don Bolduc in a closely watched race that was key to Republican hopes of winning control of the Senate. And Gov. Chris Sununu became only the second governor in New Hampshire history to win a fourth term.