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To the Editor:

Zachary Zupan’s 10/24 letter to the editor, "Reject 'character assassination’ of Hansen," attempts to label our comments, that Meg Hansen does not consider Bennington County her home, as racist and “bizarre.” One needs to look no further than Meg herself as the source of that information: “she is temporarily living in Manchester, where her husband is working as a librarian, though she said Windsor and the Upper Valley is her true home.” (Vermont Digger)

Dave and I are a bi-racial couple (Dave being African American). We know exactly what racism is and the many ways it manifests itself. We certainly don't need an education from Mr. Zupan. Dave and I don't oppose Meg Hansen because she is a person of color. We oppose Meg Hansen because of her far right, radical platform.

Dave and I support Sens. Dick Sears and Brian Campion because of their proven track record for Bennington County, in Montpelier.

David and Laura Payne,



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