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Riley seeks to take charge of Vt. GOP

Riley will be advising Republican candidates next year to initiate direct voter contact as much as possible and engage our Democratic opponents on issues as often as possible. "I will work with our county committees and our candidates to make sure the people hear our solutions loud and clear," he said.

Riley's strategy for the Vermont Republican Party's future success hinges on a strong grassroots campaigning effort, which he acknowledges the Democrats have done a good job at in recent years. He is also steadfast about building more of a team atmosphere amongst the GOP ranks and to expand the size the team in the coming years.

"The young and college Republican organizations are on an unprecedented upswing and we need to continue to foster that growth -they are the future of the GOP."

Riley has been traveling around the state during the past month engaging in discussion about his ideas for the future of the Vermont GOP: "It has been invigorating meeting, speaking with, and listening to fellow Republicans across the state. Their commitment, drive and energy are truly motivating and inspiring to me. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and spending time campaigning with them next year."

Riley believes the next leader of the Vermont Republican Party is going to have to possess strong political skill, political will, energy, drive, and determination to guide the GOP back to a majority.

"I am not going to take anything for granted and plan to continue campaigning to be the next chair of the Vermont Republican Party until the vote on Nov. 14," he said.

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