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Behind Emmett Hanger’s winning strategy

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Emmett Hanger for Senate election night watch party at the Clocktower Restaurant in downtown Staunton.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

As I reflected on the past weeks working Senator Emmett Hanger’s 24th District primary, there was much to remember — memories, thoughts, observations (see Emmett Hanger wins huge in 24th Senate District). It was a short, intense campaign due to a lawsuit that was filed by the 24th District legislative committee, and it was not settled until April (see 24th Senate District: Court upholds laws of Commonwealth, Hanger gets primary). Once the court ruled, everything fell into place as Senator Hanger’s team set about working for his re-election in the June 9 Republican primary.

The result was a resounding victory with Senator Hanger taking 60 percent, Dan Moxley 27.5 percent, and Marshall Pattie 12 percent. Staunton City voters provided a whopping 71 percent of the vote for Hanger.

Now some are wondering who was behind the definitive winning strategy. They are some of the best Virginia has to offer.

Political consultant Boyd Marcus was dedicated and an inspiration to work with during the past weeks — a professional who was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable beyond belief while strategizing, developing the campaign plan, and overseeing the other consultants. The native Virginian and long-time political player, whose services were offered as an in-kind donation by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, has consulted and worked with Governor George Allen, Governor Jim Gilmore, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, and many House and Senate races throughout the years. This time he put his golden touch on the 24th Senate District and Emmett Hanger. It was a familiar partnership for the two political veterans. In 1995, Boyd advised Emmett Hanger when Hanger first won the 24th Senate District nomination, eventually defeating Democratic incumbent Frank Noland in the general election. Interestingly, Emmett was the first elected Republican in Augusta County since Reconstruction, leading the way in a county that is now solidly red.

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Emmett Hanger wins huge in 24th Senate District

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Senator Emmett Hanger after winning Tuesday’s Primary.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Thank you, Senator Emmett Hanger, for a positive campaign that never attacked your opponents but instead informed voters what you were all about. It was an honor to work with you.

 

Candidate Votes Percent
Daniel J. “Dan” Moxley
Republican
3,489 27.50%
Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.
Republican
7,647 60.27%
Marshall W. Pattie
Republican
1,551 12.23%
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Emmett Hanger Election Night watch party will be held at Clocktower in Staunton

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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EMMETT HANGER for SENATE CAMPAIGN

Virginia’s 24th Senate District

Election Night Watch Party

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6:00pm until ? (results will probably be known by 8pm)

Clocktower Restaurant

27 W. Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401

All are invited ~ Bring your friends ~ Pass the word

* Please go to the polls and vote for Senator Emmett Hanger, then join your friends as we gather to watch election returns and wait for the results for the 24th State Senate District.

* Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks

* TVs will be tuned to local news to watch results

* Full-service restaurant offering meals and appetizers ~ Cash Bar

* Free parking on-street and in the Johnson Street garage 1/2 block from restaurant

* http://www.clocktowerhistoricstaunton.com/

* For more info contact Lynn Mitchell, Campaign Manager (Hanger HQs 540.280-4450)
 
See you Tuesday!
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LTE: Hanger represents constituents with integrity, honesty and intelligence

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Sen. Emmett Hanger

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A letter to the editor in support of Senator Emmett Hanger (R-24th Senate District):

Editor:

I am currently a retired state employee.  During my many years of employment at various state agencies, I have had the opportunity to observe and work directly with Senator Emmett Hanger. He has represented his constituents with integrity, honesty and intelligence.  His review and decisions regarding legislation are not limited by party affiliations or influenced by other legislators.  Because of his experience and reputation, he is respected by members of the General Assembly and is able to work with them to bring about compromise when faced with difficult issues.
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LTE: Emmett Hanger demonstrates honest, conservative leadership

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Sen. Emmett Hanger

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Senator Emmett Hanger (R-24th Senate District) sits on a number of boards and committees throughout Virginia, working with community leaders about a variety of issues. This letter highlights that work:

June 1, 2015

To The Editor:

As the Chair of the UVA Culpeper Hospital Board of Trustees, I write to endorse the re-election of Senator Emmett Hanger.

Senator Hanger represents a sprawling area including parts of Culpeper County as a result of recent redistricting.  Ever since having our County included in his District he has been a regular visitor to our community, attending formal Chamber of Commerce sponsored events as well as other, less formal community activities.  He has always listened carefully to the concerns of his constituents and responded candidly regarding his positions on the issues of the day.  He welcomes his constituents to his Senate offices during Session and, again, listens and shares his views without guile or apology.  He is the consummate Virginia gentleman.
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Signs signs signs #4 … Hanger campaign

By Lynn R. Mitchell

40The Emmett Hanger for Senate sign team has been busy in Virginia 24th’s Senate District leading up to the June 9th Republican Primary. From Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County to eastern Rockingham, Culpeper, Greene, and Madison, the red, white, and blue Hanger yard signs, 4’x4′, and 4’x8′ signs are out to remind folks to vote on June 9th at their regular polling places from 6am-7pm.

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Signs signs signs #3 … Hanger campaign

By Lynn R. Mitchell

11The Emmett Hanger for Senate sign team has been busy in Virginia 24th’s Senate District leading up to the June 9th Republican Primary. From Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County to eastern Rockingham, Culpeper, Greene, and Madison, the red, white, and blue Hanger yard signs, 4’x4′, and 4’x8′ signs are out to remind folks to vote on June 9th at their regular polling places from 6am-7pm. Above is Hanger headquarters located at 700 Richmond Road at the corner of Statler Boulevard in Staunton.

13Senator Emmett Hanger.

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Signs signs signs #2 … Hanger campaign

By Lynn R. Mitchell

1The Emmett Hanger for Senate sign team has been busy in Virginia 24th’s Senate District leading up to the June 9th Republican Primary. From Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County to eastern Rockingham, Culpeper, Greene, and Madison, the red, white, and blue Hanger yard signs, 4’x4′, and 4’x8′ signs are out to remind folks to vote on June 9th at their regular polling places from 6am-7pm.

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LTE: Hanger makes government work better for us

Emmett Hanger 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

More support for Senator Emmett Hanger:

Editor

I’m not political but I do want my family to continue enjoying what makes this area special; family values, strong schools, low taxes, and economic development driving good jobs.

Elections seem to be a lot of the same thing, tearing down your opponent. Emmett doesn’t do that. He runs on his record; a good, conservative record.

Emmett’s working hard to make our government work better for us.

He’s approachable and speaks to his record. I don’t have all the details legislators do when they cast votes, but I am confident Emmett does and he makes the best decision representing my interests. That’s why I support him.

Emmett has earned a lot of leadership positions; you only do that over time and by understanding issues. New guys start at the bottom and that is not good for us.

We have strong, conservative, honest leadership with Emmett Hanger. Vote June 9.

Dana Breeding
Staunton

The Republican Primary is Tuesday, June 9. Voters will go the polls from 6am-7pm.

EmmettHanger.com

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LTE: ‘Hanger a man of integrity, a statesman’

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With only twelve days left until the June 9th Primary, letters to the editor continue to be published supporting state Senator Emmett Hanger including this one from Larry Roller of Mount Sidney (see Hanger a man of integrity, a statesman):

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Radio ad: ‘Hello … I’m Emmett Hanger’

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Have you heard Senator Emmett Hanger‘s radio ad playing on local stations (play radio ad). It’s a message from him to you — his neighbors, friends, folks in the community — as we head into the June 9 Primary. Take a listen. Here’s what he says:

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Signs signs signs #1 … Hanger campaign

By Lynn R. Mitchell

1This was Sunday morning at Wright’s Dairy Rite in Staunton for the Memorial Day weekend Drive-In that eventually had more than 200 cars, closing one lane of Greenville Avenue for half a mile. In the middle of it all was this Emmett Hanger for Senate sign. For more about the Cruise-In, see Greenville Avenue shuts down for cruise-in.

2In front of Kathy’s Restaurant on Greenville Avenue in Staunton …

3… beside the historic “Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, U.S. President 1913-21” sign.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
May 24, 2015

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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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