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November 6th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

What is about St. Charles County Republican Councilman Joe Brazil that motivates Republican operatives to campaign so vigorously against him? Two years ago it was Jeff Roe, this cycle it was William “buddy” Hardin.

From the Suburban Journals:

“Something interesting happened in County Councilman Joe Brazil’s defeat of challenger Darrel Hollinger, who ran as an independent in District 2, which covers the southwest part of the county.

It seems that our very own Merry Prankster/Political Hit Man William “Buddy” Hardin was at it again. He sent out an attack mailing, received Saturday, that called Brazil a “career politician.”

Hardin, a Republican with ties to Gov. Matt Blunt, operates a committee called Voters for Good Government. You might recall that Hardin was the person who put out a phony copy of the First Capitol News in St. Charles the day before the April 2007 municipal election. It had an amazing resemblance to the real thing — until you read it.

But why would Hardin target a fellow Republican like Brazil?” Read more…

Related:

Jeff Roe: “I Always Wanted to Own a Newspaper”

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