Garrett Graff

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More than a year into the Donald Trump presidency, special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting multiple ongoing investigations.

These include probes into whether Trump and his campaign accepted help from Russia to win the 2016 election, and whether the president himself obstructed justice after he did.

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There are plenty of unanswered questions in the 2016 race for lieutenant governor. But the most important one right now is probably, ‘what is a resident of the state of Vermont?’

Former political journalist Garrett Graff has registered as a candidate for lieutenant governor with the Vermont Secretary of State. But the 34-year-old Montpelier native, who returned to his home state last month after living outside Vermont for 10 years, says his political plans are still up in the air.

“It literally means nothing,” Graff said Monday of his statement of candidacy.

Graff filed the paperwork two days before Christmas. One line on the form asks if a registrant is “running in this election?” Graff answered, “I don’t know.”

Another Democrat could soon join the race for lieutenant governor.

Former journalist Garrett Graff confirmed Friday that he's seriously considering the race. The 34-year-old was editor of Politico Magazine in Washington and worked as deputy national press secretary for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.

Graff is from Montpelier, and says he moved back to Vermont recently to take on new challenges, including running for office in the 2016 political cycle.