November 6, 2002 – News at a glance

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Democrats gain seats in Legislature
While Republicans were in the limelight in the governor and lieutenant governor elections, it was a night of Democratic gains in the Vermont House and Senate. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Leahy, Jeffords lose power
Republicans Tuesday morning appear headed to win control of both the U.S. House and the Senate in Washington. And that spells trouble for Vermont’s two senators. (VPR)

Douglas winner of gubernatorial race
It appears that Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Douglas will be Vermont’s next governor. With 94% of the vote counted, Douglas has a 6,000-vote lead over Democrat Doug Racine, but Racine is not yet conceding this race. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dubie wins plurality
Republican Brian Dubie will be Vermont’s next lieutenant governor. Dubie, who ran unsuccessfully two years ago, won with 41% of the vote. Democrat Peter Shumlin had 32%, while Progressive Anthony Pollina took 25%. Shumlin conceded the race shortly after midnight. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Lower-tier state offices
Democrats may have had a bad night at the top of their ticket, but lower-tier candidates swept into office. (VPR)

Sanders defeats Meub
Congressman Bernard Sanders will return to Washington in January. The nation’s only Independent Congressman defeated Republican challenger William Meub by a wide margin. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

“Election central” in Brattleboro
In Windham County, the one place to be on election night is the Brattleboro Reformer office. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Voters’ sentiment
At Vermont’s polling places, Election Day provides a unique look into the voters’ minds. Among those who get to see this side of Vermonters are the state’s venerable town clerks. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

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