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Shumlin's decision draws from Kunin, Douglas playbooks

Vt Digger - - 12:52 pm Tue Jun 9th, 2015

Elizabeth Bankowski wasn't surprised Monday when Gov. Peter Shumlin announced he won't seek re-election in 2016.

The longtime political operative, who headed Shumlin's transition team upon his winning office in 2010, witnessed the same scenario 25 years ago.

Open to the first page of former Gov. Madeleine Kunin's memoir "Living A Political Life," and you can read how Bankowski, former chief of staff and campaign manager to the state's first female governor, was there in 1990 when her boss revealed her own intentions to step down.

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