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Becca Balint Wins Democratic House Primary in Vermont

HeadlineAug 10, 2022

Becca Balint won the Democratic primary for Vermont’s sole seat in the U.S. House. Balint, who is the leader of the Vermont state Senate, defeated Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray. Balint had been endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders. If she wins in November, Balint will become the first woman and the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Vermont in Congress. Vermont Democrat Peter Welch, who currently serves in the House, easily won the Democratic Senate primary in his bid to replace retiring Senator Patrick Leahy. Welch will face Republican Gerald Malloy in November.

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