A 14-Year-Old Democrat Is Running for Governor of Vermont

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Washington Post: “Unlike most states, Vermont has no age requirement for gubernatorial candidates, only a residency requirement. [Ethan] Sonneborn, who has lived in Bristol for 14 years — his entire life — makes the cut.” … “With all those hurdles cleared, could Sonneborn… actually win the Democratic nomination on Aug. 14? Probably not. Age aside, he is hamstrung by very low name recognition, a problem that his adult Democratic opponents face as well. But hey, nobody thought a 14-year-old would actually run, let alone land himself on the ballot, let alone participate — and hold his own — against his adult competitors in several candidate forums.”

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