Gov. Peter Shumlin Favors Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders

May 20, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders will kick off his 2016 presidential run in Burlington next Tuesday. Gov. Peter Shumlin apparently won’t be participating in the festivities.

About two hours after Sanders’ staff notified media of his waterfront announcement, Shumlin used his campaign Twitter account to announce his endorsement of Hillary Clinton:

Shumlin isn’t the first high-profile Vermont politician to side with Clinton over Sanders. Sen. Patrick Leahy previously threw his support behind the former New York senator.