Transgender Democrat runs against Gov. Phil Scott (R-VT)

Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist has made history by becoming the first transgender to win Vermont primary.

The former utility executive will go toe-to-toe against Governor Phil Scot (R-VT) in an all-out battle to take office.

“I’m going to tell you why we’re going to win in November,” Hallquist told a crowd of blue wave supporters at a rally on Tuesday.

The Burlington Free Press reports:

Hallquist’s campaign platform is built on her 13 years as the CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, where she says she proved it’s possible to address climate change without raising costs. She has pitched a plan to connect every Vermont home and business with high-speed internet access by relying on electric utilities to string fiber optic cable.

“It’s going to take a lot of work to get to every town in Vermont,” Hallquist said Tuesday of her upcoming campaign, “and it’s going to take twice the amount of work to knock on every door in Vermont, because there’s a lot of areas of Vermont that we don’t have internet to.”

It’s not known how the transgender will do now that she (he) is pitted against Scott.