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In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo, Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his budget address at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, file)

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin listens during a private lunch with New England governors, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Hartford, Conn. New England's governors met Thursday to update their long-term energy strategy that increasingly relies on natural gas and efforts to build more pipelines. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool)

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks to a rally of striking FairPoint Communications workers on Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Shumlin said he's urged the two sides to settle a fair contract. About 1,700 FairPoint workers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have been on strike since Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

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Democrat incumbent Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin talks about his Republican opponent Scott Milne during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday Oct. 6, 2014 in Montpelier, Vt. Shumlin is seeking his third, two-year term and in the Nov. 4, 2014 election, where he will face Milne and Libertarian Dan Feliciano. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, foreground, flanked by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, announces the naming of a fast-attack submarine after the state of Vermont during a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Burlington, Vt. The USS Vermont is the first U.S. Navy vessel to be named after the Green Mountain State in more than 100 years. (AP Photo/Burlington Free Press, Ryan Mercer) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, assists a pothole crew patching Route 2, Friday, May 2, 2014, in in Middlesex, Vt. Shumlin said that following a tough winter, the state will be improving 375 miles of pavement thanks in part to a federal allocation following Tropical Storm Irene. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers the State of the State Address at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Shumlin announced an emergency order that would make it harder for physicians to prescribe a new class of drugs that includes Zohydro. Many feel the extended-release pill is prone to abuse, because it's not tamper resistant and contains up to five times more of the narcotic hydrocodone than previously available in other pills. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, File)

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signs a bill into law on the back of dairy farmer Seth Gardner, Tuesday April 1, 2014, in East Montpelier, Vt. The new law expands Vermont's "net metering" program, making it easier for small electricity producers to sell their power back to the power grid. Gardiner said that during most months his 100 kilowatt solar project, at rear, produces enough power for his farm. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

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President Barack Obama greets Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, left, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, look on after Obama spoke about the minimum wage during an event in Kaiser Hall on the Central Connecticut State University campus in New Britain, Conn., Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 photo, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers the State of the State Address at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Shumlin Shumlin highlighted opiate abuse in the state by devoting nearly his entire State of the State speech to it. (AP Photo/Andy Duback)