2018 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont

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2018 U.S. House of Representatives election in Vermont

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Nominee Peter Welch Anya Tynio
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 188,547 70,705
Percentage 69.2% 26.0%

Vermont House Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Welch:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Representative
At-large before election

Peter Welch
Democratic

Elected Representative
At-large

Peter Welch
Democratic

The 2018 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont will be held on November 6, 2018, to elect the U.S. Representative from the state of Vermont from Vermont's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primary elections were held on August 14.

Peter Welch, a Democrat won reelection to a seventh term, defeating Republican Anya Tynio.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Daniel Freilich, candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010, Navy medical doctor, physician at the VA Medical Center
  • Peter Welch, incumbent U.S. Representative

Withdrawn[edit]

Debates & forums[edit]

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Welch—80–90%
  Welch—70–80%
Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch 55,939 80.35%
Democratic Daniel Freilich 7,881 11.32%
Democratic Benjamin Mitchell 2,676 3.84%
Democratic Write-in 142 0.20%
Democratic Spoiled votes 52 0.08%
Democratic Blank votes 2,927 4.20%
Total votes 69,618 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • H. Brooke Paige, former CEO of Remmington News Service
  • Anya Tynio, sales representative for the Newport Daily Express[3]

Debates & forums[edit]

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Paige—60–70%
  Paige—50–60%
  Paige—40–50%
  Tynio—40–50%
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Brooke Paige 14,721 40.68%
Republican Anya Tynio 8,485 23.45%
Republican Peter Welch (write-in) 923 2.57%
Republican Other Write-in 450 1.25%
Republican Spoiled votes 97 0.27%
Republican Blank votes 11,499 31.78%
Total votes 35,880 100.0

Post-primary[edit]

H. Brooke Paige, who also won the Republican nominations for U.S. Senate, state Attorney General, state Secretary of State, state Treasurer and state Auditor, withdrew from all but the Secretary of State race on August 24 in order to allow the Vermont Republican Party to name replacement candidates.[4] The Vermont Republican Party chose Anya Tynio, who came in 2nd place in the primary, to be the Republican nominee.[5]

Progressive primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Write-in[edit]

  • Daniel Freilich, candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010, Navy medical doctor, physician at the VA Medical Center (also running in Democratic primary)

Debates & forums[edit]

Results[edit]

Progressive primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Peter Welch (write-in) 237 36.9
Progressive Daniel Freilich (write-in) 73 11.4
Progressive Other write-in 72 11.2
Progressive Spoiled votes 1 0.2
Progressive Blank votes 260 40.4
Total votes 643 100.0

Liberty Union/Socialist nomination[edit]

The Liberty Union Party serves as the Vermont affiliate of the Socialist Party for federal-level elections.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Laura S. Potter[7]

Withdrawn[edit]

United States Marijuana nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Cris Ericson, perennial candidate[9]

America First nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Paul Young[10] (failed to appear on ballot)

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Peter
Welch (D)
Anya
Tynio (R)
Other Undecided
Gravis Marketing October 30 – November 1, 2018 885 ± 3.3% 66% 28% 6%
Braun Research October 5–14, 2018 497 ± 4.4% 55% 18% 7%[11] 20%

Results[edit]

Vermont's at-large congressional district, 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Peter Welch (incumbent) 188,547 69.20% -13.31%
Republican Anya Tynio 70,705 25.95% N/A
Marijuana Cris Ericson 9,110 3.34% N/A
Liberty Union Laura Potter 3,924 1.44% -7.74%
Write-in Write-ins 165 0.07% -0.39%
Total votes 272,451 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "During House debate, Mitchell drops out and backs fellow challenger". VTDigger. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  2. ^ https://vtelectionresults.sec.state.vt.us/Index.html#/federal. Secretary of State of Vermont. Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "GOP Candidate Anya Tynio running for U.S. House".
  4. ^ Meyn, Colin (August 24, 2018). "Republicans on the clock after Paige withdraws from five statewide races". VTDigger.
  5. ^ Young, Taylor. "Vt. GOP picks candidates for 5 open slots". WCAX-TV. Gray Digital Media. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  6. ^ https://vtelectionresults.sec.state.vt.us/Index.html#/federal
  7. ^ https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/914034/2018-general-election-candidate-listing.xlsx
  8. ^ https://votesmart.org/candidate/51155/benjamin-mitchell#.W2LnadIzqUm
  9. ^ "Cris Ericson U.S. Marijuana Party – Vermont".
  10. ^ "Interview with The America First Party".
  11. ^ Cris Ericson (I) and Laura Potter (LU) with 3%; none/write in/other with 1%
  12. ^ "2018 General Election Winner Listing" (PDF). Vermont Secretary of State. November 14, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites