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Christine Hallquist at a film festival. Photo: Amanda Edwards/WireImage via Getty Images

Christine Hallquist has won her primary in Vermont and is already making history as the first transgender person to be elected as a major party nominee for governor.

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Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

Why it matters: If elected, she will be the first transgender governor in U.S. history, as well as the first transgender person elected to statewide office in Vermont.

Hallquist is a former executive at an energy company in Vermont where she was the first CEO to transition, CNN reports citing the Victory Fund, a group that backs openly LGBTQ candidates.

  • "I was sure I was going to lose my job. I was sure I was going to lose respect. But that didn't happen," she told CNN. "So this describes the beauty of Vermont. Now I'm at this point where I can't do enough to give back to Vermont."

Go deeper: 2018 has more LGBTQ candidates than ever before.

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Why it matters: Buying Dunkin’ will more than double Inspire’s footprint, making it one of the biggest restaurant deals in the past 10 years. This could ultimately set up an IPO for Inspire, which already owns Arby's, Jimmy John's and Buffalo Wild Wings.

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