Lieutenant Governor Races Offer Bright Spot for Democrats

Democrats managed to flip the Vermont LG seat blue -- even as the state governorship flipped red.
by | November 9, 2016

It will be cold comfort, but the Democrats actually did pretty well on election night in the lieutenant governor races that weren’t run as part of a ticket.

The Democrats flipped one GOP-held lieutenant governor seat in Vermont. In something of an oddity, Republicans managed to flip Vermont’s Democratic-held governorship, yet Democrat David Zuckerman flipped the GOP-held lieutenant governor seat vacated by the gubernatorial winner, Phil Scott.

The other four races maintained the status quo.

Republican Mike Parson won a GOP-held open seat in Missouri, while North Carolina Republican Dan Forest was elected to another term as lieutenant governor.

However, Democrats held fast with two open lieutenant governor seats -- Cyrus Habib in Washington state and Bethany Hall-Long in Delaware.