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Vermont Elects Its First Openly Gay Congress Member

VT Digger reports: Democratic U.S. House nominee Becca Balint made history Tuesday night, becoming Vermont’s first woman and first openly gay person elected to Congress. Balint’s win brings Vermont in line with the rest of the nation. Until Tuesday, Vermont was the only state that had never elected a woman to its congressional delegation. The Brattleboro Democrat beat Republican nominee …

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Openly Gay Becca Balint Wins Vermont House Primary

NBC News reports: Becca Balint, Vermont’s state Senate president, has won the Democratic nomination for the state’s at-large congressional seat, NBC News projects. The victory makes her likely to become the first woman to represent the heavily Democratic state in Congress. Vermont is the only state that has never had a female member of its congressional delegation. Balint, a state …

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Lesbian VT State Senator Launches Bid For US House

VT Digger reports: Becca Balint, the president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, is running for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, she announced Monday morning. Balint joins Lt. Gov. Molly Gray in the Democratic primary to succeed U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., who is vacating his House seat to run for the U.S. Senate. No …

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