By Robin McMichael
Friday, June 7, 2019
Will Lobbyist money buy the race in the 24th?
Well it's obvious that Emmett Hanger is terrified. Obvious because he has completely abandoned the "nice guy" "good ole Emmett" persona and is now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack ads against Tina Freitas. So what brought on this onslaught of mud slinging from Emmett Hanger? Tina Freitas actually dared to publish Hangers official voting record. Bill numbers, dates, floor speeches, all of the things Hanger thought were safely locked away in Richmond. It turns out Hanger has voted wrong on guns, life, taxes, Obamacare, etc. etc.
When campaigning he send out mailers that says he is 100% Pro Life...in Richmond he voted to send millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, was the only Republican to vote against the Pro Life Hyde Amendment, and even voted for the ERA which has been used to force tax payer funded abortion all the way up to birth.
On Guns he says he is a strong supporter of the second amendment, but once again he was the ONLY Republican senator to vote against Constitutional Carry!
What about taxes? Well it turns out that Emmett Hanger has voted for 3 of the largest tax increases in Virginia history.
Tina has not attacked Emmett Hanger personally, she has exposed Hangers voting record for what it is. And for doing that Emmett Hanger has dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack ads against Tina. He says she is lying...but he doesn't refute his votes. He says she is a "Never Trumper", but Tina voted for and supports the President and has done so very publicly, where as Emmett Hanger was the Virginia Co Chair of "Never Trumper" John Kasich presidential campaign. Then he bashes her for not having been born in Virginia! Tina was a military souse that lived all over the country.
So why does Emmett Hanger think he can get away with lying about his voting record and his opponent? Because he has gotten away with it for 36 years in elected office. When Emmett Hanger broke with Republicans and sided with Ralph Northam to pass Obamacare Expansion in Virginia, it "earned" him hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbyist money, which he is now using to try and save himself. He knows Tina Freitas doesn't have the money that he does to throw at this race and so he is counting on the fact that people wont actually check his record. The only question is, will it work again? Will we all once again be fooled by slick mailers and TV ads which launch false allegations against a good conservative woman?
If Hanger was the conservative he claims to be he would be able to run on his voting record, but that is the very thing he is trying to cover up! Instead he has made his entire campaign a combination of viciously attacking Tina Freitas and counting on left wing groups like "Unite Virginia", which disguises itself as a conservative group, in order to push for Hanger. Hanger has even sent out mailers directly targeted to Democrat voters reminding them that this is an "Open Primary" and that he was the only Republican Senator that pushed for Obamacare Expansion. Does that sounds like a conservative?
On June 11th, vote for Tina Freitas, not only because she is the far better candidate and a true conservative; vote for Tina to send a message to all Republicans in elected office, that they had better vote the way they campaign! That their days of buying elections with lobbyist money while ignoring their conservative base is over. Vote Tina Freitas on June 11th!