Grateful for write-in efforts, but says defeating Zuckerman more important
By Guy Page
Greg Thayer of Rutland, who lost the GOP nomination to Joe Benning in August, doesn’t want supporters to write in his name in Tuesday’s general election.
A write-in movement has been circulating on social media. Thayer said in a Nov. 3 email to supporters he is grateful but thinks it’s more important to help Benning defeat Zuckerman.
“If we fail to do this out of resentment, we can be sure that the leftist candidates on the November ballot will take Montpelier by storm and make our Green Mountain State a bastion of Marxism,” Thayer said.
“Hearing from many of you that they are planning to write me in as Lt. Governor candidate on the general election ballot on Nov. 8 is very humbling,” Thayer said. “I will not denounce your constitutional right to do that or your protected free speech.”
“Everyone knows that I disagree with Sen. Benning on some issues. He is better than (far) leftist David Zuckerman who is working to take away all of your rights and make you a legal pawn to the government,” Thayer continued.
Benning won the primary by a 55%-45% margin.