November 3rd, 2010
11:34 AM ET
4 years ago

Dubie concedes Vermont gubernatorial race

(CNN) - In a gubernatorial race that came down to the wire, Vermont Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie conceded the race to his opponent, Democrat Peter Shumlin on Wednesday.

Dubie called Shumlin to congratulate him Wednesday morning, his campaign announced.

"I am so grateful to the thousands of Vermonters who supported this campaign," Dubie said. "This was an extremely close race. Voters have made their choice, and it is now time for all of us to unite as Vermonters and work together to move forward.

"It was extremely close, with only 3,000 votes or so determining the outcome, but he decided it was in the best interests of the state to let the transition proceed without calling for a recount," Dubie spokeswoman Kate Duffy said in an email to CNN.


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  1. November 2, 2010 - The Day Progressive Socialism was STOPPED! Rollback to continue in 2012!!

    WOW! To think a Republican came this close to being the governor of the socialist state of Vermont! Truly remarkable. But in the end, the Socialists decided that they just haven't had enough failure and needed a little more so elected a DemocRAT. The very slow unedcuated socialists will eventually come around, like the rest of the country.

    November 3, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Michael

    Good for Vermont! It speaks well of a state when its population is sufficiently well-informed and intelligent to see through the attempts of the GOP to use the recession they created (and exacerbated for 2 years by obstructing democracy) to dupe Americans into voting away their civil rights. The whole nation suffers, except the very rich, who made out like BANDITS and got even richer scavenging off the misfortunes of their countrymen – and now they don't want to pay their taxes? $700 000 000 000 added to the deficit to keep them from putting any of their wealth back into the system that gave it to them? Fiscal responsibility is the last thing the GOP & TPers really want.
    Kudos to Vermont for at least keeping a governor who won't sell them out to Wall Street.

    November 3, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. Andy

    Both of you should know that the state of Vermont has been run by a Republican since 2002, a Republican who has run the state admirably and has acted as a moderate, pragmatic New England Republican.

    November 3, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. yanni

    I think you missed the point of the article–Dubie concedes and, rather than ask for a meaningless recount, wants the state to move forward. For a politician this seems like a class act.

    November 3, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. Augsbee

    In May 2010 Vermon had the 4th lowest unemployment rate in the nation, let's hope the new Democrat Governor can continue to keep unemployment low in Vermont and can continue to keep a balanced budget which Vermont has had every year since 1991.

    November 3, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. Clyde

    Duffy is full of crap. Dubie never did an honorable thing in is life and he certainly didn't conceed for the good of Vermont. He conceeded because he knew there was no way he could make up a 3000 vote shortfall with a recall. While the man is dumb as a rock, even a rock could see the handwriting on that wall.

    November 3, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Hughcity

    Good for Dubie, class act to bow out without complaint. Can't say that for the Dems in Connecticut who are insisting that Democratic stronghold Bridgeport Ct was robbed and got a judge to keep polls open late. Turns out that even the worst case where ballots were short of demand, people had to wait no more than minutes. This was according to poll workers on the scene last night. But of course today the activists have gotten to them and the story from these same people has changed. We'll hear of this for year unless of course the Dem's pull out the elections. Then it will be "nevermind". Shameless.

    November 3, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Augsbee
    "In May 2010 Vermon had the 4th lowest unemployment rate in the nation, let's hope the new Democrat Governor can continue to keep unemployment low in Vermont and can continue to keep a balanced budget which Vermont has had every year since 1991"

    Danged socialists! How dare they balance their budget! Have a nice day!

    November 3, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |