Steve Hodges (left) shakes hands with Courthouse Grill owner Dennis Culey in Hillsboro, Missouri. Jason Smith (right) and girlfriend Hannah Kelly stop at his campaign's phone bank in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Jason Smith and Steve Hodges are sprinting to the finish line of a relatively short campaign for Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District. A special election will be held on Tuesday. The winner will replace Jo Ann Emerson, the long-time Congresswoman who announced her resignation shortly after Election Day. Jo Ann Emerson and her late husband, Bill, represented the southern Missouri district for 30 years.
In the waning days of the race, Smith and Hodges are battling themselves, and they are battling voters like Meg Daniels.
Candidates for Missouri’s Eighth Congressional seat went on the offensive in a debate Tuesday night at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. The debate comes one week before a special election on June 4.
Democrat Steve Hodges and Republican Jason Smith were joined onstage by the Constitution Party’s Doug Enyart and Libertarian Bill Slantz.
Candidates for Missouri’s Eighth congressional district seat squared off in a forum Wednesday evening at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.
The forum was sponsored by the Cape County Tea Party, and questions for the candidates definitely favored Tea Party ideals. When asked if the candidate would support legislation that funded Veterans Benefits at the expense of funding a mandate the constituents deemed unconstitutional, specifically Obamacare, Republican Jason Smith said he would work to alter the legislation.
Candidates for Missouri's 8th Congressional seat speak to voters at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The candidates are, left to right, Thomas Brown, Doug Enyart, Dr. Robert George, Steve Hodges, Bill Slantz and Jason Smith.
Candidates vying for Missouri’s Eighth District Congressional seat squared off Thursday night at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and KRCU.
Democrat Steve Hodges and Republican Jason Smith were joined at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center by Doug Enyart of the Constitution Party, Libertarian Bill Slantz, and Independent candidates Thomas Brown and Dr. Robert George.
The six candidates addressed their positions on balancing the budget, gun control, job growth, poverty and benefits for veterans.