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One of three candidates vying to become the next adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard has withdrawn from the race.

Former Army Guard Brigadier Gen. Jonathan Farnham says an anonymous letter being circulated has become a significant distraction to the Legislature and Guard.

A Vermont Air National Guard general says he is seeking the office of state adjutant general, the top National Guard position in the state.

Brigadier General Steven Cray of Essex Junction announced his candidacy Friday.

In Vermont the adjutant general is chosen by a secret vote of the Legislature for a two-year term. The vote is Feb. 21.

Cray would succeed Major General Thomas Drew, who assumed the job last summer after former Adjutant General Michael Dubie resigned. Drew is not seeking a full term.