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  Vermont Gov. Shumlin won't run for fourth term
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 08, 2015 03:15pm
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AuthorSteven Shepard
News DateMonday, June 8, 2015 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionVermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will not seek reelection in 2016, he announced Monday.

Shumlin, who chaired the Democratic Governors Association last cycle, was first elected in 2010 and is serving his third two-year term.

But in the 2014 election, he failed to earn a majority of the vote. The state Legislature, which is controlled by Democrats, selected him for another term earlier this year over his Republican challenger, Scott Milne.

“I decided to make this decision now because I want these 18 months in office” to be dedicated to policy work, Shumlin said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Shumlin’s decision to forgo a fourth term comes despite earlier indications that he was leaning toward another run.
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