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Republican Scott Milne Looks To Unseat Peter Shumlin

The Vermont GOP finally has a candidate for governor.

Republican Scott Milne announced on WDEV Thursday morning that he’ll challenge Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin. Milne, a Pomfret resident and owner of Milne Travel, goes up against a two-term incumbent with a powerful campaign apparatus and a more than $1 million war chest.

Milne understands his candidacy is “a long shot.” But he says he thinks Vermonters have tired of Shumlin’s leadership, and that many voters will appreciate having another option.

Milne didn’t immediately return calls for comment this morning. He told WDEV’s Mark Johnson that he doesn’t plan to begin talking about issues until September.

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