Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia), GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, has been endorsed by Governor Phil Scott.
Benning and Gregory Thayer of Rutland are seeking the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in the August 9 primary. The winner will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election in November.
“As we face serious challenges, we need more elected officials with Joe’s integrity, fairness, and experience to help get results for everyday Vermonters – and he’s earned the respect of his Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” Scott said in a Benning campaign statement.
In addition to previous endorsements from Former Governor Jim Douglas, and the Minority Leaders of both the Vermont House and Senate (Rep. Pattie McCoy and Sen. Randy Brock respectively), Sen. Benning’s campaign has also announced endorsements from former VTGOP Executive Director Jeffrey Bartley, former Senator and frequent GOP voice John McClaughry, former VTGOP Vice-Chair and Commissioner of the Vermont Commission on Women Anne McClaughry, and former GOP candidate for Lt. Governor Scott Milne.