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FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 photo, Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt. Campaign records show that Republican Gov. Phil Scott spent more than Democratic gubernatorial candidate Hallquist, the nation’s first transgender political candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination, leading up to their primary wins this week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Remember when we told you that the ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ crew was at the Norwich Farmers Market asking about the Vermont governor’s race?

Well, the segment — with comedian and actress Ashley Nicole Black — aired last night.

The segment is 7 minutes long; take a look and see if you recognize any of your neighbors. (I see at least one … hi Emma!)

Coincidentally, Hallquist was here at the Valley News yesterday for an editorial board meeting with editors and reporters. For somewhat less comedic reporting on her platform, check out today’s story about that meeting by reporter Nora Doyle-Burr.

Here’s a snippet:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist didn’t mince words when asked on Wednesday about reports that the Trump administration is considering defining gender as a biological condition determined by a person’s sex organs at birth, suggesting it was only the latest affront from President Donald Trump.

 

“What you’re seeing is the classic work of a despot,” said Hallquist, a former utility executive and the first transgender gubernatorial candidate nominated by a major party in any state.

 

“I’m kind of glad to be part of the first group to be targeted to be wiped out by this president,” Hallquist said during a Wednesday interview with Valley News editors and reporters in which she compared the Trump administration’s efforts to the Germans putting transgender people in concentration camps during World War II. “I certainly don’t have the option to sit back and watch.”

 

“The best antidote for political depression is activism,” she said. “So I’m pretty pumped and pretty energized right now, and I’m like, ‘Bring it on, Don.’ ”

Read the full thing here.

Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist answers a question during an editorial board meeting in West Lebanon, N.H., on Oct. 24, 2018. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.