Vermont made history Tuesday night, with Christine Hallquist, a transgender candidate, winning the Democratic primary in the race for governor. Hallquist will face Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who held off a challenge from Springfield businessman Keith Stern. If she’s successful in November, she would become the nation’s first transgender governor.
Hallquist, 62, defeated three other Democrats. Her platform included getting Vermont residents higher-paying jobs, health care for their families and better education for their children.
She took to Twitter late Tuesday night to thank supporters, writing “this is Vermont’s victory!”
Earlier Tuesday, she was interviewed on CBSN’s “Red & Blue” with Elaine Quijano.
“It will be historic for the nation,” she told Quijano if she were to be nominated. “I’m proud to be the person to help the nation widen its moral compass.”