Political winds shifting for former “Dixiecrat” Hodges

Steve Hodges has always prided himself on being a conservative Democrat,  in fact; the Democrat nominee for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District recently appeared on the America’s Voice radio program touting his Dixiecrat credentials. One of Hodges first speaking commitments was to Semo-10 a pro-gun / Bill of Rights group but a posting on the group’s Facebook page dated March 7, 2013 states:

Representative Hodges local office contacted me today and informed me that his Campaign manager has other plans for him on the evening of the 20th.

As it turns out the Southeast Missourian reported on March 5, 2013 reported:

Jake Breymaier, who recently worked on the campaign of Robin Kelly, the Illinois Democrat who won the Feb. 26 special primary for the Congressional seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr., has been hired by Steve Hodges to manage his bid for Missouri’s 8th District seat.

Is it a coincidence that Hodges cancellation of an appearance to speak to Semo-10 came just two days after the Southeast Missourian reported Hodges had hired Breymaier?

The same Southeast Missourian story stated:

Jake Breymaier, who recently worked on the campaign of Robin Kelly, the Illinois Democrat who won the Feb. 26 special primary for the Congressional seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr., has been hired by Steve Hodges to manage his bid for Missouri’s 8th District seat.

This begs the question; Just who is Robin Kelly? It didn’t take much investigating to find out. According to the March 21, 2013 New York Times:

After a career that has spanned high finance, philanthropy and public office, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may have found his next act: defeating candidates who oppose gun control.

The victory on Tuesday night of a Bloomberg-backed candidate for Congress in Illinois suggests that his fledgling attempt to become a one-man political counterweight to the powerful National Rifle Association is gaining traction.

Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire independent, had injected $2.2 million of his own money into the special Democratic primary for the House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., all but turning the campaign into a referendum on gun regulation in the wake of the massacre last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

But as much as anything else, it was a test of Mr. Bloomberg’s potency in races well outside of New York – a test watched closely by lawmakers in Washington who are still on the fence about President Obama’s gun-control plans and who could become the next target of the mayor’s campaign spending.

With Mr. Bloomberg and his cash at her back, Robin Kelly, once well behind in the polls, easily defeated her Democratic opponents for the Chicago-area seat. Much of that money was devoted to attacking Ms. Kelly’s leading opponent, Debbie Halvorson for opposing various gun-control measures.

It appears that with the hiring of Jake Breymaier to run his campaign, Steve Hodges has “ditched” his “Dixiecrat” credentials. By associating himself with Breymaier, Hodges has also associated himself with Robin Kelly and thus associated himself with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

If his new found associates are any indication, Missouri’s 8th Congressional District’s second amendment rights are in jeopardy, along with our right to buy Big Gulps, eat fast food cooked in trans-fats and view cigarettes on display in convenience stores.- Editor

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2 Responses to “Political winds shifting for former “Dixiecrat” Hodges”

  1. $$ is not an impervious barrier. It might look and sound impressive and daunting, but look at what $20,000,000 campaign warchest got for EX Ga Gov Roy Barnes against unknown opponent Sonny Perdue with just $2,000,000. It got him a very humiliating defeat. David always beats Goliath – but avoid all scalawags and turncoats

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