Bill Lee

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Six years of Democratic rule in Vermont will soon come to an end. And after a resounding victory for Phil Scott in the race for governor on Tuesday, Republicans will retake the executive branch in January.

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Republican Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman won the race for lieutenant governor, and T.J. Donovan will be Vermont's first new attorney general since 1997.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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Vermont will choose a new governor on Tuesday. Thursday night, the candidates vying for Vermont's highest office met in a final statewide debate.

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The next governor will shape the future of health care, marijuana policy, social programs and taxes in Vermont, and the candidates don’t agree on much.

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Vermont has had one female governor in its 225-year history. At a debate on women’s issues Thursday, Democratic candidate Sue Minter made the case that it’s time for another.

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On Thursday afternoon, Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman” Lee made his debut on the gubernatorial debate stage. Seated alongside Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott, the former Red Sox lefty fielded questions about issues facing Vermont women. And the Craftsbury resident made it clear early on that he isn’t your average candidate.

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All this summer, VPR has been connecting you with the candidates for higher office, bringing you the latest from the campaigns. To help you prepare for Tuesday's primary, check out our new "Meet the Candidates" podcast and hear from the candidates on the top issues facing the state.