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Vermont cellist who played duet with opponent wins seat

November 7, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Democratic cello player who played a post-debate duet with her guitar-playing Republican rival has won a seat in the Vermont Legislature.

Preliminary results from Tuesday’s election found that Lucy Rogers easily beat opponent Zachary Mayo for the seat representing the Lamoille County towns of Waterville and Cambridge, which have a combined population of about 4,000.

Rogers and Mayo drew attention from across the country after they played the song “Society” following an Oct. 10 debate.

The two candidates said before the election that they felt playing together was a way to show that politics can be civil, even in an era seen by many as hyperpartisan.

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