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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shumlin, Scott, take 'ice bucket challenge'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott are drying out after taking the "ice bucket challenge," in which participants get a bucket of water and ice cubes dumped on their heads to raise money to fight ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

The two did so Thursday morning on the Statehouse steps, where they were doused by Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon and a team of dousers working from a crane above.

They are not the first state executives to take the challenge. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had his kids douse him with ice water earlier this week.

But Shumlin says it's the first time a bipartisan team of high-ranking state officials – he's a Democrat and Scott is a Republican – have done so.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott are drying out after taking the "ice bucket challenge," in which participants get a bucket of water and ice cubes dumped on their heads to raise money to fight ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

The two did so Thursday morning on the Statehouse steps, where they were doused by Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon and a team of dousers working from a crane above.

They are not the first state executives to take the challenge. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had his kids douse him with ice water earlier this week.

But Shumlin says it's the first time a bipartisan team of high-ranking state officials – he's a Democrat and Scott is a Republican – have done so.