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Phil Scott Elected Lt. Gov. in Vermont

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, the only statewide Republican office holder in Vermont, is going back to Montpelier for two more years.

Scott on Tuesday defeated Dean Corren, the Burlington Progressive who also won the Democratic party nomination.

The 56-year-old Scott was first elected in 2010. He's well known around the state, being a popular stock car driver.

At the Statehouse, Scott is described as low-key, easygoing and a broker of heated political debates

Corren is a longtime member of the Progressive Party from Burlington, a former state representative and a renewable energy entrepreneur.

By raising $17,500 in small donations, Corren qualified for up to $200,000 in public financing of his campaign, but it wasn't enough to defeat Scott. 

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