Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Thank you to the 6,387 voters who believed in me!

Thank you so much to everyone who went to vote yesterday, and to the 6,387 voters who believed in me. Although this was not enough votes to win in the long run, I am humbled by all of those who had the confidence in me that I could be the State Senator for District 28.

OK, it was not the kind of victory we had hoped for, it did not turn out how we had planned. But it is a victory in so many other ways!

1. We made a republican candidate in Southern Utah run a real campaign! Had I not run, he would have walked into the seat without doing any of the hard work.

2. We have begun building some great momentum for the future. We have done more in Southern Utah than anybody ever expected, and I think that speaks volumes of where we can go.

3. I have learned more about myself than I imagined possible. I learned that a. I am a great fundraiser; b. that I can hold my own in a room full of good ole boys; and c. I can do anything without fear.

Please do not look at this as a loss! It is a victory!

The Female Democrat from southern Utah got almost 30 percent of the vote in the REDDEST of RED areas of the REDDEST of RED states in all of America. In Iron County, I pulled 32 percent, which is better than anyone expected.

Thanks to all of you for believing in me. You haven't seen the last of me in Utah politics.

But first, I'm going to Disneyland.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Please exercise your right to vote today. It doesn't matter who you vote for or what your political party is. It is very important for people to get out and exercise their right to vote.

Men and women have fought and died to protect this right to vote. My grandfather fought in World War II, and my nephew is fighting in Iraq today. Our servicement aren't fighting for a political party, they are fighting for Americans and all of the rights that we hold dear.

Please visit my website to find your polling location, and please... exercise your right to vote!

Emily Bingham Hollingshead
Candidate for Utah Senate, District 28

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Emily and Dennis - Sound off on illegal immigration solution

Compare and contrast, folks.

Who has the passion to serve the families of Utah? Who is willing to stand up and be heard?

Dennis Stowell's favorite answer is always "we need to study it and find out what the real problem is."

That takes too long. I'm more of a nuts and bolts kind of person who likes to jump in and get things done.

Dennis Stowell:

Emily Hollingshead:

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I have said a million times that I never wanted to be a politician. It opens up your whole life to the world and all of the ideas and thoughts that you have are out in the open for the world to scrutinize. And on a regular basis, people tell you how they feel about you... some good, some bad, all of it interesting.

Yesterday, I recieved a piece of mail that was addressed from "current resident" - the anonymous sender had cut up my education mailer (below) and crossed out several lines, made silly irrelevant comments, and let me know exactly how he felt about the piece that he received in the mail.

First of all... dude... I don't care if you are not voting for me. I don't care if you don't agree with me. I'm sorry you felt the need to waste a stamp. Had I received a piece in the mail I didn't agree with, I would have thrown it in the garbage and moved on with my life.

So, I know of one guy who isn't voting for me. I am sure there are a few more.

But just five minutes ago, a self-described "hard core" republican called me up and told me that I need to bring a sign to him immediately, because in his words, I am "his kind of person" and that I am the *only* democrat he will probably ever vote for. And then I recieved an email from a person saying that "two respected republicans" would like yard signs, and could I please deliver them this morning. That's 3:1 folks. I can only hope that *those* odds are in my favor.

Isn't life funny?