Tuesday was a night of wins and losses for the Vermont Democrats.
Senator Patrick Leahy will be headed back to Washington, this marks Leahy’s eighth term.
It was also a very good night for David Zuckerman, who won the election for Lieutenant Governor.
“We have to create a just and fair society here in Vermont and that’s our responsibility. I take that responsibility very seriously. I look forward to working with all of you and thank you in the house and senate so we can make Vermonters lives better,” said Zuckerman.
Sue Minter put up a tough fight for the race for Governor but on Tuesday Vermonters decided the next person to lead the state for the next two years, will in fact be a Republican.
This was Sue’s first run for a state-wide office. The former transportation secretary campaigned hard these last few months. She even picked up some major endorsements including Vermont’s very own senator Bernie Sanders.
She reflected on just how far her campaign has come.
“It’s been such a privilege to travel across this wonderful state of ours, to meet so many people, to have so many experiences, and to really shine a light on so many of our challenges and our opportunities, it has been an extraordinary privilege and I am hugely grateful.”
From the smile and energy, she showed during her speech Tuesday night, you would never guess she has lost. To close out her concession speech she said she was very proud of her campaign and has absolutely no regrets.