Democrat Jason Hodge was running for the 44th Assembly district. I say was because right after I wrote this post, Hodge dropped out of the race. Why did Hodge drop out? “We’re looking at a primary that’s 35 percent Democratic,” Hodge said. “Currently three people are running for a small slice of the vote. It’s possible none of us could get out of the primary.” For the exact reason I cited in my blog post. Did I put the idea in his or someone else's head? I'm sure no one will admit it.