Vermont voters picked their top two candidates for the governor’s office in the primary election on Tuesday. Brenda Siegel, the Democratic candidate, had no challenge on the ballot and cruised to victory.

Seigel will not meet incumbent Republican governor Phil Scott, who also managed to beat two opponents with little influence. He now seeks his fourth term as the Vermont governor.

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With nearly half of the votes reported, Scott secured 68.3% of the ballots. Stephen Bellows and Peter Duval got 18.7% and 13% respectively, according to CNN projections.

Elected to his first two-year term as governor in 2016, Scott has focused his time in office on making Vermont more affordable and working to attract more people to the state to counter a demographic trend of an aging population with a shrinking workforce and fewer school-age children.

Brenda Siegel, a resident of Newfane, is an activist who advocates a fight against Vermont’s homelessness challenge. She reportedly spent 27 nights sleeping on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse last year in protest.

Vermont, a state with a small Congressional representation, is having one of its most crowded elections so far. US Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont announced his retirement last year, prompting multiple politicians to announce their Senate bid. The retirement opened up two seats in Vermont’s tiny three-person congressional delegation — and the opportunity for the state to send a woman to represent it in Washington for the first time.  

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Democratic US Representative Peter Welch, the state’s at-large congressman, quickly launched his Senate bid after Leahy revealed he was stepping down. Leahy, who is president pro tempore of the Senate, has been hospitalized a couple of times over the last two years, including after breaking his hip this summer.

Welch has been endorsed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and is the odds-on favorite to win the seat in November. He faces two other Democrats in the primary: Isaac Evans-Frantz, an activist, and Dr. Niki Thran, an emergency physician.