Update, Aug. 25, 2010, 3:50 p.m.: As expected, the contest was very tight. As of midday, Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin—the candidate Matt Dunne ran into at the Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, Vt.—was leading the race by 190 votes and had declared victory. His two closest rivals, however, had yet to concede. According to the AP, with all but four of Vermont's 260 precincts reporting, Shumlin had 18,057 votes, or about 25 percent. Dunne had 14,966, or about 20 percent, which looked as if it would land him in fourth place. He conceded around noon.
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