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Gov. Shumlin Confident, Milne Won’t Concede Race

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is expressing confidence that he's won another term but Republican challenger Scott Milne isn't conceding

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is expressing confidence that he's won another term but Republican challenger Scott Milne isn't conceding.

Shumlin issued a statement late Wednesday morning saying it's clear he's ahead. An Associated Press tally at 11:20 a.m. had the governor up by nearly 2,200 votes over Milne.

The only town missing from the AP's count was Victory, which had a population in 2000 of just 97 people.

Milne says he's waiting for final figures from the secretary of state's office.

With neither candidate winning more than 50 percent of the vote, the election goes to the Legislature in January, where Shumlin's fellow Democrats control both houses.
 

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