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Thu May 30, 2013, 04:58 AM

Lopsided Funding In Nearing 8th District Special Election

The race to replace Missouri Republican Congresswoman Jo Ann Emersonís district has been relatively low-key.

The district is seen as reliably conservative. With just eight days left before the 8th Congressional Districtís special election in southeast Missouri, the fundraising battle is heavily lopsided in favor of Republican candidate Jason Smith. Smith has raised twice as much as his Democratic opponent, and his Communications Director, Justin Gibbs, says thatís for a reason.

ďPeople want this district to be a check on the Obama administration," Gibbs said. "People are giving to Jasonís campaign because they know heís not going to be afraid to stand up to Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.Ē

The Democratic candidate, Steve Hodges, on the other hand, says the race is about protecting Social Security and Medicare, since the 8th has a high proportion of elderly voters.

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lopsided-funding-nearing-8th-district-special-election

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Thu May 30, 2013, 11:26 AM

1. That's an odd district. It will be a miracle if the Democrat wins.

I read an article the other day about him. He is in favor of repealing ACA.

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