The appointment of Nicole Galloway, who currently is the Boone County treasurer, means that five of Missouri’s six statewide elected offices now will be held by Democrats.
UMSL Political Science professor Dave Robertson says Conservative Gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway could be hurt if police announce it was negative campaign tactics that pushed Schweich over the edge.
Funeral services and a visitation will be held next week for Spence Jackson, the spokesman of former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.
Jefferson City Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Tuesday that the note from Spence Jackson was dated March 27. Jackson was found dead Sunday in his Jefferson City apartment from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Jefferson City police announced at a news conference that Jackson left behind a suicide note, but they have not revealed its content or themes.
Clayton Detective Lt. Don Bass said they have found no evidence Schweich was the target of bullying, threats or blackmail.
Hancock says he’s “stunned and bewildered” by what he feels is a smear campaign against him being spear-headed by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, Tom Schweich’s political mentor.
While Tom was troubled by the alleged whisper campaign, his father says that wasn’t what necessarily put him over the edge.
David Humphreys, in a signed affidavit, says John Hancock made the statement in a “negative” way.
Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock was a guest on the Charlie Brennan Show this morning, speaking for the first time regarding allegations that he made remarks contributing to the apparent suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich.