Ex-SC Gov. Hodges Endorses Obama

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So this was the big endorsement the Obama campaign was hinting at. Ex-SC Gov. Jim Hodges (D) calls Obama the one candidate who can heal "old divisions."

Hodges was governor from 1999 to 2003, and was the first gubernatorial challenger to beat an incumbent since 1876.

"Barack Obama has been bringing people together to create change all his life. He’s the right choice to turn the page on the divisive politics that have led to partisan gridlock and inaction," Hodges says in a statement. "I also have a practical reason for supporting Barack. I think he can win in November and make states that haven’t been on the Democratic electoral map competitive again by attracting Independents and moderate Republicans.”

Hodges also a registered lobbyist, something the AP's write-up of the endorsement was not shy about mentioning.






Hodges will join the campaign as a national co-chair.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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