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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2015, 05:13:13 pm »
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Here is the latest from the St Louis Post-Dispatch:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-tensions-that-schweich-faced-had-mounted/article_16ee39b6-e84c-5f1a-9bfd-56c34f0e9894.html

The story characterizes his death as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  There is also a link to a voicemail he left with the newspaper inviting them to a news conference at his house for that afternoon.
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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2015, 09:33:18 pm »
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Party leaders expect Danforth, Schweich's political mentor, to address the whispering campaign head-on when he delivers the eulogy on Tuesday. Expectations are that there will be calls for MOGOP chair John Hancock's resignation. Hancock has admitted mentioning to some Pubs his belief that Schweich was Jewish but denied anti-Semitic motivations. Could be implications for Hanaway.
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2015, 01:34:37 pm »
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Danforth's eulogy here. He discusses the anti-Semitic smear explicitly and at length, also mentions the radio ad ridiculing Schweich's appearance. That ad was linked to associates of Hanaway allies. Schweich wanted to go public on the smear campaign with several witnesses, Danforth advised him to let the media unearth it.
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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2015, 03:16:49 pm »
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Looks like Catherine Hanaway is doomed now.

Congrats Eric Greitens! (or whoever enters)
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2015, 03:23:40 pm »
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Hancock said he mentioned Jewishness in the same breath as his Presbyterianism and Hanaway's Catholicism... somehow I doubt that. Before his election, Hancock did some consulting work for Hanaway. The radio ad, among other things, called Schweich "a little bug."
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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2015, 08:12:45 pm »
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I am really shocked.
I will keep him in my thought and prayers.
This is really, really low, even for politicians.
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2015, 07:28:35 pm »
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Missouri Republicans are in deep trouble over this, and will continue to be until Hanaway drops out of the race and Hancock resigns. Hanaway is definitely now facing a steep, uphill battle in the primary, and it looks like it's going to be as bloody as the 2012 Senate Primary. We'll see who Rex Sinquefield decides to throw his money behind, but he has already wasted about a million bucks on Hanaway. Koster is definitely the favorite to win now against whoever Republicans put up, who is likely going to have about 0 name recognition. I think there is a possibility that Tom Schweich's suicide(especially Danforth's condemnation of the state GOP) is going to hurt Republicans generally in Missouri next election.
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