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Vermont Primary Election 2022: Republicans debate in race for lieutenant governor

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This hour, host Connor Cyrus moderates a debate with the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Joe Benning and Gregory Thayer.

Host Connor Cyrus moderates a debate with the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. This is the latest in a series of live debates from VPR and Vermont PBS ahead of Vermont’s Aug. 9 primary election.

The Republicans candidates for lieutenant governor joining the debate are:

Debate - Vermont Republicans for Lt. Governor

Broadcast live at noon on Thursday, June 16, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m. on VPR and Vermont PBS.

Share your questions for the candidates: email Vermont Edition or tweet us @vermontedition.

Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined VPR in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.