From a Sayre campaign release...
On Wednesday, during an interview, Senator Hanger made remarks that were discourteous to all of us who have ever helped an incumbent get elected.
"I've gone to the community leaders because I think they're more significant than the members of local parties who find themselves in offices at any particular point in time - because those are somewhat thankless jobs that we kind of hand over to anybody who says they want them," Hanger said in an interview with The New Dominion.
Later Hanger talked about the Republican activists and said: "they've had a tremendous influence on our party at the national level, and not in a positive way."
We wholeheartedly disagree!!! We are deeply grateful for every volunteer effort which has been put forth on our behalf in this campaign, whether you have put up a sign, made phone calls, helped at our offices, wrote a letter to the editor, etc.
You are the key to success in this senate campaign. Without your efforts and your hard work, there is no way we could have generated so much excitement and support as we have at this point. Remember, with our coordinated efforts we will go on to victory on June 12!
Please make sure you contact us and let us know how you can help with the Staunton office workload or the Waynesboro phone calling-campaign. This is very important! We have coordinators for both locations who can plug you in whenever your schedule allows.
Please make every effort to join the Augusta County Republican Executive Committee on Wednesday, May 2nd at 5pm at the Sayre Enterprises office in Fishersville (1707 on Rt. 250). They will be holding a press conference to announce the overwhelming grassroots support that Scott Sayre has in this election, and to formally endorse Scott in his run. This is a great opportunity come by and grab a yard sign, bumper sticker, or any other campaign material, and your presence would big a big asset during this crucial press conference!
www.bloggers4sayre.blogspot.com has been posting relevant information and analysis on the 24th District Primary race. You can go to their BLOG site to see the feedback from Senator Hanger's anti-grassroots comments made on Wednesday.
June 12 is only 45 days away!