Shumlin Re-Elected Vermont Governor By State Legislature

Shumlin's need for a lifeline from the state legislature underscored his and the Democratic Party's difficulties in the 2014 election.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, makes a statement outside the West Wing of the White House on February 21, 2014 in Washington.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was finally re-elected on Thursday, carried over the finish line by a friendly state legislature after he failed to secure an outright victory last November.

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