The 2016 race for governor of Vermont will feature Democrat Sue Minter versus Republican Phil Scott. Meanwhile Democrat David Zuckerman will face Republican Randy Brock for lieutenant governor.
The Associated Press called the Republican primary for Scott, the three-term lieutenant governor, who got about 60 percent of the vote to 40 percent for retired businessman and political newcomer Bruce Lisman.
With 82 percent of precincts reporting, the AP called the Democratic primary for Minter. The former lawmaker and transportation secretary was outpolling former lawmaker and Google executive Matt Dunne by a margin of 51 percent to 38 percent, with former state Sen. Peter Galbraith trailing with about 9 percent.
Zuckerman topped the Democratic field for lieutenant governor, with about 44 percent of the vote, versus 38 percent for House Speaker Shap Smith and 18 percent for Rep. Kesha Ram.
Vermont’s November gubernatorial election will pit Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott against Democrat Sue Minter, a former lawmaker and transportation secretary.
With 65 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday evening, an AP tally had Scott winning support from 60 percent of Republican primary voters, with just under 40 percent for retired businessman and political newcomer Bruce Lisman.