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Vermont exec would be nation's first transgender governor

AP  |  Burlington 

A former company from has a shot at becoming the nation's first but she said that's not the main reason she's running.

said she wants to be elected on the basis of what she believes she can bring to the state she loves.

Hallquist acknowledges that in the run-up to Tuesday's primary, people are finally beginning to pay attention to the race, but her status wasn't on their minds.

She said voters want to know what she can do to help them get higher-paying jobs, provide health care for their families and better educate their children.

The 62-year-old Hallquist is one of four candidates in the Democratic

She's part of a wave of LGBTQ candidates seeking higher office across the U.S.

Incumbent Republican Gov. is also facing a challenge Tuesday.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 21:05 IST