The former governor of South Carolina makes a stop in Owensboro in support of Senator Barack Obama. Democrat Jim Hodges ate lunch and talked with residents about the presidential candidate at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q restaurant.t The former governor says he is making stops throughout western Kentucky Saturday and Sunday. On his agenda talking about Obamas policies....specifically his desire to protect gun rights. He says the democratic presidential candidate is a strong supporter of the second amendment and the individual right to bear arms. Hodges was governor of South Carolina from 1999 to 2003. He will make a stop in Louisville Sunday.