Vermont Gov. Phil Scott endorsed Joe Benning’s bid for the position of lieutenant governor

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott endorsed Joe Benning’s bid for the position of lieutenant governor. Benning, a resident of Lyndon and a Caledonia County senator, is running against fellow Republican Gregory Thayer, of Rutland, in a Primary contest for the lieutenant governor’s seat. The governor, also a Republican, prefers Benning for the post. It’s a high-profile endorsement that will generate notice statewide, and it’s among several that he and another local candidate for the statewide office have received ahead of the Aug. 9 Primary.