Balint Wins 

Becca Balint, the leader of Vermont’s state Senate, won the Democratic Party primary 

If elected, she would be the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent Vermont in Congress.

In deep-blue Vermont, it’s likely the Democratic candidate will also clinch the general election in November. A win by Balint, who is white...

Balint garnered support from the progressive wing of the state party, including the independent Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Balint beat Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, a more moderate candidate who had the support of the state’s Democratic establishment, including retiring...

In a statement, Balint thanked her opponents in the primary and said she was “humbled and honored by this victory.”

“Tonight is a big step forward for our state. Vermont has chosen a bold, progressive vision for the future, and I will be proud to represent...

“While my disappointment is profound, so too is my gratitude for his opportunity,” Gray said. “This was a tough race with deeply...

Voters in Vermont also chose Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch to replace Leahy, who has been in office since 1975 and was the last of...

Welch will run against retired U.S. Army officer Gerald Malloy, who won the Republican primary for the Senate seat on Tuesday...