Lieutenant Governor Races Offer Bright Spot for Democrats
Democrats managed to flip the Vermont LG seat blue -- even as the state governorship flipped red.
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.