Newly-elected VT Republican Party Chair Paul Dame held a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ rally in his hometown of Brandon, Vermont Saturday, November 13. The following is an email and video he published Sunday. – Editor
by Paul Dame, VT GOP Chair
Thanks to the 150-200 people who came in the pouring rain on the first day of rifle season to come be a part of something exciting and energizing! One person told me after the speech “I was really proud to be a Republican tonight!”
We did something GOOD yesterday, and I think Brandon felt it. I spoke to people who drove from Bennington, from White River Junction, from Colchester. We even had people drive across state lines from New Hampshire, Mass & New York. We had college students from Castleton to Champlain. And of course we had locals from Brandon, Pittsford & Sudbury.
Click here to watch the video I released last night with a quick recap of the impact we had on just one restaurant in Brandon. After recording that video, I spoke with another couple from New York who had been planning a get-away and when they heard about our event they said “Let’s Go to Brandon” so they were eating out, filling their gas tank and even renting an overnight room.
At 1:30pm we had our YouTube premiere of my speech from last night’s rally. If you were not a fan of this whole idea, I ask you to please reserve judgement until you hear the solid Republican message that we released. If you’re not a subscriber yet, click here to subscribe and you can also sign up to get notifications whenever we release new video content.
After that you can check out the positive coverage we got:
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The information below was received from Greg Thayer of Rutland. He describes how Republicans at the Nov. 6 reorganizational meeting, at which Dame was elected, also organized a food donation for the Williston Community Food Shelf. – Ed.
The group responsible for organizing the food donation asked delegates and alternate delegates to bring nonperishable food items to help replenish the local food shelf. The group reached out to Ginger Morton, president of the Williston Community Food Shelf, expressing the intent to donate and give.
Gregory Thayer, Tammy Lancour, Niki Delong, and Martha Hafner collected the food donations from the Vermont Republicans, and according to Morton, roughly 350 pounds of food were received and very much appreciated.