Martha Abbott

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Martha Abbott
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Candidate for
Governor of Vermont
PartyProgressive
Martha Abbott was a Progressive Party candidate for Governor of Vermont in the 2012 elections.[1]
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Elections

2012

See also: Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012

Abbott was a Progressive Party candidate for Governor of Vermont.[2] She ran unopposed in the primary on August 28, 2012[3] and would have faced incumbent Peter Shumlin (D) and Randy Brock (R) in the general election had she remained in the race. Soon after she accepted her party's nomination, Abbott confessed her intention to drop out of the race rather than oppose Shumlin in the general election. One week after the primary election, Abbott dropped out of the gubernatorial race. Her candidacy was a purely strategic maneuver to prevent another member of her party from winning, and she said she wanted to yield her party's support to help Shumlin win re-election.[4]


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