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Emmett Hanger receives NRA endorsement in 24th District race

EmmettBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Senator Emmett Hanger (R-24th Senate District) has once again received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association with a “A” rating (see NRA-PVF grades for Virginia).

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24th Senate District financial reports

By Lynn R. Mitchell

VPAP chart

With fundraising totals reported for the first quarter, the 24th Senate District race showed incumbent Emmett Hanger (R) with a wide lead over Republican challengers Dan Moxley and Marshall Pattie, according to vpap.org.

Candidate Raised
Hanger, Emmett* (R) $193,432
Moxley, Dan (R) $12,723
Pattie, Marshall (R) $12,949

Graphics by VPAP.org

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Updating BD’s Big Line prediction for Sen-24

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Bearing Drift’s “Big Line” predictions have not been updated since March 5, 2015, so I’m going to update Senate District 24. Interestingly, their editorial board got it wrong.

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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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24th Senate District: Court upholds laws of Commonwealth, Hanger gets primary

By Lynn R. Mitchell

What many have considered a sideshow in the 24th Senate District is finally settled. With the inconvenient but obviously planned timing of the legislative committee bringing a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Virginia demanding only conventions behind them, candidates can now move forward as they approach the June 9th primary (see Primary, or convention for 24th senate district?).

What transpired resulted in a colossal waste of time and money for those in the district … the pre-planning for a “convention,” the mass meetings to elect “delegates,” and the uncertainty for the four candidates who have filed (see Augusta County calls mass meeting for faux 24th Senate District convention and Rockingham GOP calls mass meeting for faux convention). Continue reading

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Primary, or convention in 24th Senate District?

Emmett Hanger senate mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

A lawsuit driven by one man, Waynesboro GOP Chairman Ken Adams, embraced by challenging tea party candidate Dan Moxley, reportedly backed by anonymous consultants and financiers from other areas of the Commonwealth, and represented by local lawyer John Wirth along with Ken Adams’ son, the 24th State Senate seat has become a proving ground of sorts for the right wing of the Republican Party of Virginia that wants conventions to rule all political candidate selections in the Commonwealth (see Republican committee challenges Virginia law in court).

Situated in Augusta County, Rockingham, Madison, Green, and Culpeper as well as the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, the 24th has been represented since the 1990s by Senator Emmett Hanger. This time around sees a challenge from tea party candidate Moxley, Augusta County supervisor Marshall Pattie who also has tea party backing, and local farmer Donald Sheets, an unexpected last-minute entry (see Hanger gets another challenger).

On Wednesday the Staunton News Leader opined about the latest in a continuous stream of battles put forth by those who make up the tea party and Libertarian membership of the GOP (see Of primary importance):

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Emmett Hanger’s district chairs go legal route to convention him

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A group of Republican leaders in the region plan to challenge the state law that gives state Sen. Emmett Hanger the authority to decide the nomination method if he chooses to run for reelection.

Hanger, R-Mount Solon, has not formally announced his intentions for next year’s General Assembly elections, but has indicated that he’s likely to run again.

Supervisor Marshall Pattie and businessman Dan Moxley have declared their candidacies to challenge Hanger for the Republican Party nomination to run for the 24th Senate District seat next year. Both are expected to challenge Hanger on his conservative credentials.

State Senator Emmett Hanger, who has indicated he will probably run for re-election but has not made a formal announcement, has two challengers (to date) and now is also being challenged on the nominating method.

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24th State Senate race candidate to announce – Updated

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Dan Moxley

By Lynn R. Mitchell

State Senator Emmett Hanger has not announced if he intends to seek reelection for the 24th Senate District seat that he has held since 1996 but one challenger has already announced and a second is set to make his announcement today.

Marshall Pattie, Augusta County supervisor, made it official and has been campaigning since summer.

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Second candidate emerges to challenge Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-24th Senate)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A third candidate has emerged to primary State Senator Emmett Hanger in the 24th Senate District that includes Augusta County. Dan Moxley, chairman of the Augusta County Republican Committee, has entered the three-way GOP primary that also includes Marshall Pattie.

It has been rumored for months that Moxley intended to enter the race. Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) confirmed on Friday although no official announcement has been forthcoming from Moxley (see 2015 General Assembly candidates emerge).

There are rumors a third candidate to challenge Senator Hanger may emerge in the near future.

 

 

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Update: Marshall Pattie to challenge Emmett Hanger in 24th Senate District

Marshall Pattie 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

From the Marshall Pattie for State Senate campaign after Monday’s press conference:

At Reo Distribution, Marshall Pattie announced that he will be challenging incumbent State Senator Emmett Hanger for the Republican nomination in 2015 in Virginia’s 24th Senate district.
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BREAKING: Marshall Pattie announces run against Emmett Hanger for 24th District State Senate seat

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A press release dropped into my email Sunday:

Media Advisory: Marshall Pattie Announcing for State Senate

Advisory – At 12:30 PM on the grounds of Reo Distribution, Marshall Pattie will be announcing his intention to seek the Republican Nomination in 2015 for Virginia’s 24th Senatorial District.

The Event will be held at Reo Distribution on Monday June 30th, 2014 at 12:30 PM in the main office.  Reo Distribution is located at 1 Solution Way, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Please contact Cole Trower at 540-435-7835 for details.

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Driving Dr. Michael and Dr. Pattie

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As I thanked my hostess last Thursday evening before hurrying out the door to catch up with my colleagues, she realized three of us were riding together. “Yes,” I laughed, thinking of the 1989 movie “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Jessica Tandy as the aging southern lady and Morgan Freeman as her butler and driver. “I’m driving Doctors Michael and Pattie.”

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