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Phil Scott Will Run For A Third Term in Vermont

May 28, 2020

Phil Scott wants a third term as the governor of Vermont.

According to the Burlington Free Press, Scott will seek a third two-year term this November. However, Scott said he will not campaign or fund raise for the time being because of the coronavirus emergency.

“This means, until the state of emergency is over, I won’t have a campaign staff or office, be raising money, or participating in normal campaign events,” Scott said in his announcement.

Scott, 61, a Republican, was first elected governor in 2016. He switched sides to support gun control during his first term, drawing sharp opposition from supporters of gun rights. He has an opponent in the Republican primary in August 2020, John Klar.

Scott is the favorite to win the Republican primary. The favorite to oppose him in the November 2020 general election is the current lieutenant governor, David Zuckerman, who is affiliated with both the Democratic Party and the further-left Progressive Party.

Zuckerman, 48, an organic farmer, grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He hosted a cannabis art event at the Vermont State House in April 2019.

If elected in November, Zuckerman would become the first governor with a pony tail in modern times.

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