by Guy Page
The Colchester Republican Committee will hold a Community BBQ to meet the candidates noon – 4 pm Sunday, September 18 at Bayside Park Pavilion on West Lakeshore Drive, Colchester.
Candidates scheduled to attend include Sen. Joe Benning, running for Lt Governor; Gerald Malloy, for US Senate; and Rep. Pat Brennan, Doug Wood, Tom Lesage for the state legislature, as well as others running for state and local races.
Rep. Pat Brennan and friends will be grilling BBQ favorites. All are welcome! A playground and skate park are nearby, so bring the whole family. The location is across from Malletts Bay beach.
Suggested donation for adults $15, and kids are free. Hosted by the Colchester Republican Committee, for more information contact ColchesterGOP@gmail.com.
Whitingham GOP Meet the Candidates Night – Monday, September 12 at 6 pm at the Municipal Center in the village of Jacksonville in the town of Whitingham, the Whitingham Town Republican Committee has scheduled a Meet the Candidates Night. Confirmed candidates are Gerald Malloy (U.S. Senate), Ericka Redic (U.S. House), Joe Benning (Lt. Governor), H. Brooke Page (Secretary of State, Treasurer), Rick Morton and John Lyddy (Sate Rep for Windham-6).
The candidates will introduce themselves, and then Vermont Daily Chronicle editor Guy Page will moderate a question and answer session.
For a complete list of all candidates appearing on the November 8 General Election ballot, see Vermont Daily Chronicle “Look Who’s On the November 8 Ballot,”
Malloy-Welch debate – VTDigger will be hosting the first U.S. Senate debate between Republican nominee Gerald Malloy and Democratic nominee Peter Welch Thursday, September 8, at 6 PM, VTDigger reported Sunday. People may attend live and in-person at the Southern Vermont Arts Center Arkell Pavilion in Manchester. A limited number of tickets are available now by clicking here. The event will also be livestreamed.
Write-in campaign for lieutenant governor – Someone who’s name won’t be printed on the ballot but who is now likely to get votes is lieutenant governor write-in candidate Greg Thayer of Rutland.
Many people who supported Thayer in his bid for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor (he lost to Joe Benning) are urging a write-in campaign, according to supporter Jim Sexton of Essex Junction.
“Gregory Thayer will be running as a write-in candidate for Lieutenant Governor,” Sexton confirmed in an August 30 email to VDC. “Since the Primary I have received emails, messages, calls and other communication from Vermonters all over the State saying they would write in Gregory Thayer for Lieutenant Governor on the November Ballot. I have seen the responses in Vermont Daily Chronicle and True North Reports to articles Joe Benning wrote. In those articles there are always comments from people who correctly state that Benning does not represent them.”
Thayer said he hasn’t instigated the write-in effort, but won’t seek to stop it, either.
“I’m aware that there is a group of people across our great State organizing a write in campaign in my name, I’m humbled,” Thayer said. “I’m not involved with it nor am I condemning their efforts. This is our Constitution in action; ‘We The People.’”