Monday, June 4, 2007

Hanger acknowledges he seeks support of Dems

In today's Roanoke Times, reporter Michael Sluss writes the following:
"Hanger, 58, said he is reaching out to independents and Democrats who have supported him in general elections. A small turnout in the open primary could hurt his re-election chances, Hanger acknowledged."
Hanger then goes on the record stating:
"There would be the probability that I could be defeated by people who are just upset with things in general," he said.
Hanger than acknowledges that he did introduce legislation to provide in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

"Sayre also has criticized Hanger for sponsoring legislation that would allow state colleges to grant in-state tuition rates to certain illegal immigrants. Hanger's bill, which has twice failed in the House of Delegates, would prohibit colleges from offering in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, but allow exceptions for students who have lived in the state for three years, come from tax-paying families, graduated from a Virginia high school and demonstrated intent to file for U.S. citizenship.

Hanger said his bill would set a policy for state colleges and allow some narrow, "common-sense" exceptions for certain students."

This after he just paid thousands of dollars to send out a slick mailer stating the opposite and misleading voters.

I am amazed that Hanger would acknowledge that he's lost touch with the Republican party and is actively seeking votes from those outside his own party. I suppose desperate times do call for desperate measures.

For more on this story please visit Spark it Up, Bloggers4Sayre and From on High

X-Posted at In-Politically Correct


Blogger Teddy Roosevelt said...

It seems Sayre is too scared to face Emmett in a popular election. That's the only thing I garnered from your rant.

June 5, 2007 at 12:05 AM  

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