(CNN) – CNN has projected Democratic Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin beat his Republican competitor, Randy Brock, to win another term in Montpelier.
This year's election was expected to be less suspenseful for the incumbent than it was two years ago. That year, Shumlin narrowly edged his Republican opponent, Brian Dubie, 49% to 48%. Under Vermont law, the state legislature decides the gubernatorial election if no candidate receives a majority of the vote.
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Shumlin officially won the election in January 2011, though Dubie conceded the race shortly after Election Day.
This year, Shumlin was expected to win re-election easily. Brock currently serves as a state senator.
CNN projected Shumlin's re-election as the state's three electoral votes were projected to go toward President Barack Obama's re-election.