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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott to seek fourth term

May 17, 2022 GMT
Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at his weekly press conference, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Montpelier, Vt. Scott announced by email earlier in the day that he's running for reelection to his fourth two-year term. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at his weekly press conference, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Montpelier, Vt. Scott announced by email earlier in the day that he's running for reelection to his fourth two-year term. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at his weekly press conference, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Montpelier, Vt. Scott announced by email earlier in the day that he's running for reelection to his fourth two-year term. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at his weekly press conference, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Montpelier, Vt. Scott announced by email earlier in the day that he's running for reelection to his fourth two-year term. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott speaks at his weekly press conference, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Montpelier, Vt. Scott announced by email earlier in the day that he's running for reelection to his fourth two-year term. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday that he’s running for reelection.

Scott said he is seeking a fourth, two-year term in November because there’s much more work to do. The governor said in a campaign email that he has worked to bring people together at a time when the country seems more polarized than ever.

“We’ve proven that when we put politics aside and pull together, we can successfully navigate a once-in-a-century pandemic better than most every other state across the country,” Scott said.

He said his priority will be on doing his job as governor and not campaigning.

“I’ve never run a negative campaign and never will, because Vermonters, and all Americans, deserve a better and more civil political space – if for no other reason than to be better role models for our children, because they’re watching us,” he said.

No candidates have filed paperwork with the state yet, but activist Brenda Siegel, a Democrat, has announced she is running for the seat.