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Molly Gray Takes Lead In Lieutenant Governor Race, Scott Milne Concedes

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Molly Gray speaks over Zoom at a Vermont Democrats watch party on election night. Her Republican challenger for lieutenant governor, Scott Milne, conceded shortly after Gray's speech.

Updated 6:42 a.m.  11/4/2020

Democrat Molly Gray will be Vermont's next lieutenant governor, according to unofficial returns.

Gray was ahead of Republican Scott Milne by nine points late Tuesday night, and Milne conceded.

As of early Wednesday morning, The Associated Press was reporting that Gray captured just over 50% of votes cast, with Milne capturing 44% of the vote.

Gray is 36, and a native of Newbury. She works as an assistant attorney general, and is a political newcomer.

In a speech late Tuesday, she spoke of the challenges the state faces, but said she and her generation are ready to meet them.

“Together, I know we can take Vermont forward. I also know we can be an example for the nation of how to come together, work together, put divisiveness aside, and succeed together,” Gray said. “I stand before you tonight hopeful, because I truly believe in the promise of our state.”

Milne said in an email he was “honored by the tens of thousands of Vermonters” who supported his candidacy, and he congratulated Gray on her victory.

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