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The Tufts Daily
Tufts alum Niki Thran runs for open Vermont Senate seat
Tufts alum and emergency room doctor Niki Thran formally announced her candidacy in the Vermont Senate race on Jan. 16. Thran is entering the race to replace Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who is retiring after eight terms.
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