Hugo’s Little Friend in Macon

Well, you knew this would happen (h/t Peach Pundit). Hugo’s little friend down in Macon, GA is making news again. To refresh your memory, remember this from the summer?

Some Macon residents have called for demonstrations and boycotts after the mayor of the middle Georgia city formally reached out to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a declaration of solidarity.

Mayor Jack Ellis said the declaration — sent about two weeks ago by courier — was a message that local leaders can stand together despite disagreements at the highest reaches of government.

Now, he’s thinking of running for a HIGHER office.

Macon Mayor Jack Ellis today said he is forming a committee to explore whether to seek the 8th congressional district seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall.

Ellis made his remarks this morning after signing a proclamation about breast cancer awareness. He said he will embark on a listening tour through the district on weekends and then more heavily once he leaves office in December. The district stretches from south Georgia’s Colquitt County through Middle Georgia to the southern edge of metro Atlanta.

“I’m running because I think we need a real Democrat to represent this district in office,” Ellis said, according to video of his announcement.

Marshall, a Democrat, preceded Ellis as mayor of Macon.

Wow. Get that – the congressman whose seat he’s going after is the one and same former mayor whose office he now occupies. And a real Democrat? What’s that? Is there such a thing anymore?

This man bears watching, especially if he is suddenly flush with campaign cash. We all know where that will come from.

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