This letter is by Gregory Thayer, of Rutland. He was a candidate for lieutenant governor in the 2022 Republican primary election.
I lost the bid for the nomination as Lt. Governor in the Republican primary on August 8, 2022. And while of course I would have preferred to win the nomination, there is a Republican candidate.
I appreciate all the support I received from my followers during the primary campaign, and I was very moved by the enormous outpouring of kindness from people that was shared with me and my partner Tammy from across our great state.
And now hearing from many of you that they are planning to write me in as Lt. Governor candidate on the general election ballot on November 8 is very humbling. I will not denounce your constitutional right to do that or your protected free speech.
That said, here is my take. 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.
The write-in website in my name was established by a dedicated group of Vermont patriots who strongly support me, and I appreciate their efforts. However, I did not set up this campaign, the site, nor did I have anything to do with it.
Now it is time for true Vermonters to come together as “We the People” and vote for Republican candidates. 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.
These people talk a good game, but all they really care about are their utopian pipe dreams that will bankrupt you and me. “You will own nothing and be happy” is the mantra of the Vermont Democrats just as much as the World Economic Forum’s.
If you love traditional American values and care about the health and well-being of your family, you must vote Republican in November.
Gregory M. Thayer