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Milne Pushes For Win With Facebook, Web Ads

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Scott Milne has said he won't pressure lawmakers and solicit votes, but he is nevertheless actively campaigning for the state's highest office.

The Legislature will choose the next governor of Vermont this week because no candidate won over 50 percent of the vote in November.

And despite the Statehouse being solidly under Democratic control, Republican Scott Milne is still hopeful he'll get the most votes on Thursday.

But he's not just relying on hope.

Scott Milne has said he won't pressure lawmakers and solicit votes by — as he puts it — "cutting deals" and "twisting arms."

But he is actively campaigning for the state's highest office.

Milne is buying Facebook and web ads calling on Vermonters to call up their lawmakers and put in a good word before the vote.

And he think he can win — even with a Legislature of mostly Democrats.

"I believe what the constitution asks legislators to do is to vote for who they think is going to be the best governor of Vermont, free of personal gain or party loyalty," he said. "I believe if people do that I think I will win."

Milne said he considered doing another TV ad but decided not to — in part because an outside group launched a $30,000 dollar TV campaign last week supporting his candidacy.

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