Hodge’s JCCC Endorsement Carnival

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A week after JCCC Trustee candidate Benjamin Hodge’s much discussed meltdown at an Olathe Republican Party meeting, Anne Hodgdon, an active leader in the Kansas Republican party, sent an email describing a movement by Republicans to denounce Hodge and retract endorsements of his campaign by prominent party leaders.

She said Hodge’s venomous attack on Sen.] Julia Lynn came after Hodge learned Lynn’s name appeared among several supporters on JCCC Trustee candidate Greg Musil’s postcard [pictured above]. Musil is one of nine candidates running for three seats on the JCCC Board of Trustees.

“After his speech, as [Hodge] was walking away and back into the crowd, Julia put her arm out to shake hands with him, showing much dignity, I think,” Hodgdon wrote. “Instead of shaking hands, he smacked her hand away in a gesture to indicate he didn’t want to shake hands.”

Hodgdeon listed some of those who have withdrawn support of Hodge including: Darla Jaye, Kansans for Life PAC, Currie Myers, Rep. Mike Kiegerl, and the NW Johnson County Republican PAC.

However the next day Hodge tweeted that Kiegerl indeed supported his campaign.

http://twitter.com/#!/benjaminhodge/statuses/53922882799153152

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