He will face Christine Hallquist, who won the Democratic primary to run for the state's highest office in November, when she would become the nation's first transgender governor if elected.
In Tuesday's Democratic balloting, Sanders defeated little-known candidate Folasade Adeluola, who said she believes Vermont needs a full-time senator.
She will face incumbent Gov. Phil Scott in November, whose approval ratings with his GOP base have tumbled following recent efforts to tighten gun control in Vermont.
Hallquist greets supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vermont. Originally meant to be a documentary about the Vermont electric company dealing with climate change, it also became a personal story as Hallquist came out as transgender to Derek during the making of the film.
"That is what he has done in the past, and that is what he looks forward to happening in 2018", Sanders campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones said. "I went to bed, and of course like any other trauma I was in political depression and I just didn't know what to do".
She is running for office on a platform of progressive causes that appear to be gaining steam, including Medicare-for-All, a $15 minimum wage, and criminal justice reform.
"Because she is open and authentic about the fact that she is transgender, that immediately takes away all the questions, all the whispers, and instead allows people to focus on her personality and what she wants to do", said Elliot Imse, communications director for the Victory Fund. "People are liking what they're hearing and that's what's really cool about Christine".
The victor of Wisconsin's Republican primary for U.S. Senate says Republicans must now come together if they hope to defeat Democratic Sen. Charlie Baker of MA and Larry Hogan of Maryland - and place him three spots from the bottom 10.
There were four little-known candidates seeking the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in a primary contest that was too close to call. She ran as the proven conservative in the race, pointing to her long voting record in support of Republican priorities.
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