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Re-elect Emmett Hanger for Senate

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Emmett Hanger 9Look who stopped by Hanger Headquarters on Saturday while out in the District. After spending the morning at a spring festival in Weyers Cave, Senator Emmett Hanger picked up more yard signs before heading over to Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park for Art in the Park, and after that he had other events to attend while campaigning in the District.

The Republican Primary is Tuesday, June 9, at your normal polling place from 6am-7pm. Absentee voting is going on now as well as in-person absentee voting at your registrar’s office.

Volunteers: Needed to help man headquarters during the day from noon until 7pm so supporters can stop by to pick up campaign supplies.

Hanger HQs: 700 Richmond Rd, Staunton.
Campaign phone: 540.280-4450
Website: EmmettHanger.com
Twitter: @Emmett_Hanger
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Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
May 23, 2015

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Campaigning 101: Signs

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Emmett Hanger 5 ChadIt was busy Saturday at Emmett Hanger for Senate Headquarters in Staunton with only 17 days left until the Republican Primary on June 9. The senator’s son Chad stopped by in the afternoon for another load of 4’x8′ signs to go into the District, and more yard signs. The 24th Senate District includes all of Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, and the eastern part of Rockingham as well as east of the Blue Ridge Mountains with all of Madison and Greene Counties, and part of Culpeper County.
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Pragmatic leadership

By Lynn R. Mitchell

State Senator Emmett Hanger: “I’m not sure they [opponents] can really flank me to the right without falling off the table because on social issues I’ve been pretty much 100 percent if something’s in the Bible I get my directions there. Yet one of the things I have demonstrated over the years is I’m willing to work across the aisle in order to affect good government.”

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Hanger, Pattie, Moxley left in 24th Senate District race after candidate drops out

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Senator Emmett Hanger speaking at Augusta Health, March 2015.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The June 9th primary in the 24th Senate District will be a contest between Senator Hanger, Augusta County Supervisor Marshall Pattie, and Dan Moxley who has lived in the district only a year. Interestingly, he has picked up backing and endorsements from the tea party who have been notorious for not vetting candidates.

The 24th District is now down to three candidates after Donald Sheets’ announcement that he was dropping out of the race, as reported by Brian Carlton with the News-Virginian (see Senate candidate drops out of race).

Sheets, who had not collected petitions for a primary run, was left high and dry after Judge Elizabeth Dillon dismissed the lawsuit brought by the 24th Senate District legislative committee that would require conventions instead of allowing incumbents to pick their method of nomination. In the case of Senator Emmett Hanger, that request was a primary. Continue reading

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Sheets drops out of 24th State Senate District race; 3 candidates left

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The 24th Senate District is now down to three candidates after Donald Sheets’ announcement that he was dropping out of the race, as reported by Brian Carlton with the News-Virginian (see Senate candidate drops out of race).

“As a lifetime resident of Mount Solon, I have always had a strong desire to serve my community,” Sheets said. “When I heard that Emmett Hanger and Marshall Pattie were probably not going to participate in the convention, I realized that I had a very good chance of beating Dan Moxley. Last week, the United States judicial system dismissed the lawsuit filed by Ken Adams, [so] the process of selecting a Republican nominee for State Senator in District 24 will now come from a June primary that I will not be running in.”

Sheets, who had not collected petitions for a primary run, was left high and dry after Judge Elizabeth Dillon dismissed the lawsuit brought by the 24th Senate District legislative committee that would require conventions instead of allowing incumbents to pick their method of nomination. In the case of Senator Emmett Hanger, that request is a primary.

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Augusta County calls mass meeting for faux 24th senate district convention

Republican elephantBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Another waste of time? This one, however, is closed — if you didn’t prefile by March 27, you cannot attend. Closed proceedings to electe “delegates” to a closed convention. And the beat goes on. (See Primary, or convention in 24th Senate District? and ‘First they came for the volunteers, and I did not speak out’).

OFFICIAL CALL of Augusta County Republican Committee

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