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Campaign ’22: Dubie backs Benning / Malloy, etc. at forum tonight

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie (left) and former Gov. James Douglas (right) have endorsed Sen. Joe Benning (center) as Vermont’s next lieutenant governor.

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie has endorsed Sen. Joe Benning for lieutenant governor. 

“Joe Benning is exactly who we need in the Lt. Governor’s office,” said Dubie, an airline pilot and retired Air Force fighter pilot who held the post from 2003-2011. 

Benning, a Republican and current Caledonia County senator, will face Democratic nominee and former Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman in the Nov. 8 general election. Also, some supporters of GOP nomination challenger Greg Thayer have said they will write in Thayer’s name, in part because he opposes Article 22/Proposition 5 proposed amendment to the Constitution, which Benning voted for

“Joe has over a decade of experience in the Vermont Senate, and is well equipped to preside over the chamber,” Dubie said in a statement published by the Benning campaign. “He has earned a reputation as a person of distinguished integrity, and proven leadership, with the respect of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Joe will be a fantastic partner to Gov. Scott as they work together to lower Vermonters’ cost of living, and address the biggest issues facing our state.”

Benning has also received the endorsement of Gov. Phil Scott, who said Benning “has the same vision that I do for the Republican Party getting back to our roots in terms of fiscal responsibility.”

Whitingham GOP Meet the Candidates tonight – 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.”

Colchester GOP to hold Barbeque Sunday – 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 tonight – 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.”

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  1. The continual demolition of the VTGOP. It is quite concerning that Brian Dubie, a man of high integrity, would support Benning. Benning voted for Prop 5 twice while in the State Senate and at a forum in Rockingham said he will vote for Article 22.
    There is nothing that proves Benning, Scott, Beck, Shueremann, Walker, Leffler and Martin could do to prove they are not Republicans any more than vote for and support Article 22.
    Abortion to the moment of birth is just one part of this Holocaust. Voting to give ” The State ” the right to take your child to sexually molest them while criminalizing their Parents and any Health Care worker that would refuse to give the child to the State.
    Add the fact that both Benning and Scott called 116,000 Vermonters that voted for President Trump ” White Supremacists and Racist ” and you have to wonder why Mr. Dubie would want his name associated with either of them.
    The total betrayal of the VTGOP Platform.
    It’s not to late Brian, you could take this back.

  2. Brian Dubie and Jim Douglas, two people I supported and voted for in the past. I am disillusioned how these two men could support a supporter of Article 22, a word salad of confusion to be included in our Vermont Constitution. Article 22 tells you how desperate the past legislature was by writing an amendment that will have to be interpreted by the courts for years to come if passed by the voters. Once a person reads our VT constitution, they can plainly see that this was not derived by the best and the brightest and has no place in our constitution. It is an abomination. If it bestows rights onto anyone, what are those rights? It is vague word salad that mentions no one nor any rights. High School students could have done a better job, but this isn’t about rights, it’s about an agenda forcing the state to decide what it means for you as an individual. It has nothing to do with abortion. So now I know that Douglas and Dubie are for abortion right up until birth and that makes me wish I had never voted for them.

  3. In my mind I cannot imagine why Brian Dubie would support someone who was on board with Joe Biden and the complete destruction of America to become lieutenant Governor in the state of Vermont.

    This is the worst choice anyone in the Republican party or any party for that matter could make to step into the position of governor should Governor Scott fail.

    Joe Benning is like a termite destroying us from the inside out.

    Joe Benning calls us insurrectionists.

    Joe Benning calls us white supremacists.

    Joe Benning calls us racists.

    Joe Benning is in favor of denying constitutional rights of Americans. What a disgraceful position for any political candidate to adopt. This should raise many red flags about even voting for such a corrupt person for political office.

    No thanks Brian Dubie… Just what are you thinking?

    The last thing we need is someone patting Governor Scott on the back for selling us out to Joe Biden and this complete destruction we are forced to live under.

    Phil Scott spoke out loudly in favor of the gun grab being perpetrated at the hands of Democrats in Washington DC and his accomplice Senator Joe Benning sits silently by waiting for it to happen.

    What happened to this pro gun candidate Mr Benning? He should be shouting from the rooftops about this unconstitutional gun grab by a corrupt government but his silence is deafening.

    Joe Benning is a fraud who’s only goal is power and financial gain at the hands of the hard-working law-abiding taxpayersin the state of Vermont.

    Joe Benning claimed she knows the players in Montpelier Vermont and that is some sort of a reason that we should elect him to office of lieutenant Governor.

    Personally I feel it’s better to elect someone that doesn’t know the players because after years of Mr Benning being in office my state is feeling miserably under his so-called leadership.

    Vermonters we need to make this a grassroots movement to get rid of this man completely from political office and to prevent him from ever serving in the dome of gloom in Montpelier Vermont again.

    I’m still encouraging everyone in the state of Vermont to step up and write someone in and not vote in Joe Benning to complete the sedestruction of the state of Vermont.

    Please Vermonters let’s prove to those that want to cram these destructive political candidates down our throats that we won’t stand by and allow it to happen.

    This is absolutely disgraceful.

    Please Vermonters wake up and get out and vote these destructive political candidates out of office.

    JUST SAY NO TO JOE

  4. Let’s not forget Phil Scott voted for Joe Biden and Benning denies that he voted for Biden however he supports all of the policies that Biden is forcing down the throats of Americans and that both he and Phil Scott cheer for.

    One of those policies is to take guns away from the American people… Governor Scott spoke out lovely and clearly he’s totally in favor of it and benning’s silence on this subject, in spite of claiming to be an advocate for gun rights, is deafening

    In reality this is what these people are supporting by supporting Joe Biden and his destructive agenda for America

    Phil Scott and Joe Benning could both be featured in this video because they proclaim the same thing against members of the Republican party who fight for our Republic and want to stop the one world order.

    Both of these people deny the voter fraud that took place that put Joe Biden in the White House.

    Remember when it comes to Senator Benning wanting to be elected to the position of Lieutenant Governor in the state of Vermont we must all stand up and send a message we will no longer be forced to accept corrupt politicians to destroy our state

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  5. There is nothing more vital to our State and Nation than Life. I do not understand how anyone can be a bible beliving christian and support Article 22. I base my votes not on party lines or one issue typically, but the issue of Life is one i staunchly try to protect with my vote. the electorate has drifted so far from the absolutes of scripture. we support or throw our powerful name behind some candidate because He will work well in the chamber and is a person of integrity. we cant continue to fall for what our lying eyes and itching ears want to see and hear. I define integrity differently i guess.We have to remember that the Lord raises up and takes down people of power for such times and that is to drive us to HIM and the truths of HIS WORD. His word never changes, unlike the political whims of this world. We can only speak out, pray and cast our vote according to our conscience. Oh that we seek the Lord before we do that. I am very sad but I also have Hope that the Lord is sifting and sorting,who will stand and who will fall. If we dont support the candidate with integrity and votes for Life, what does that say……

  6. Brian Dubie said (in part) of Benning: “He has earned a reputation as a person of distinguished integrity, and proven leadership, with the respect of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle…”, who cares? Integrity, leadership and respect are great characteristics but please don’t suggest that this is the way to select a Lt. Governor – Give me a man or woman with the fear of God that will uphold godly principles.

  7. These are comments and quotes from Sen.Joe Benning.

    This should be enough for the REPUBLICAN. PARTY to denounce him but they continue to push for him to be elected Lt Governor.

    I’m encouraging a write in or leaving that piece of the ballot blank.

    He has to be one of the most divisive and destructive candidates in Vermont.

    Please send a message….no more RINOS!

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