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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Death Of Late Auditor’s Media Director Possibly A Suicide

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Death Of Late Auditor’s Media Director Possibly A Suicide

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The Show-Me-State is dealing with another possible suicide within Missouri’s political arena. The “St. Louis Post Dispatch” is reporting that Spence Jackson, the long-time media director for the late Auditor Tom Schweich, was found dead in his apartment yesterday. A source told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Jackson’s death is being […]

Death Of Late Auditor’s Media Director Possibly A Suicide

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The Show-Me-State is dealing with another possible suicide within Missouri’s political arena.

The “St. Louis Post Dispatch” is reporting that Spence Jackson, the long-time media director for the late Auditor Tom Schweich, was found dead in his apartment yesterday. A source told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Jackson’s death is being investigated as a suicide.

This comes on the heels of the suicide of Schweich back in February.
Jackson had been critical of Schweich’s political enemies, even calling for the resignation of Missouri’s GOP Chairman John Hancock. This was over allegations of Hancock engaging in an anti-Semitic whisper campaign against Schweich.

Meanwhile, Former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt released this statement on Monday morning:

“Melanie and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Spence Jackson who was a good friend for many years. Spence was a gifted communicator who dedicated his talents in public affairs to public service. Over his career he served as chief spokesman for three of Missouri’s statewide offices including that of the governor when I held that post. Spence was hard-working, well-liked and quick-witted. He will truly be missed. We mourn his passing and offer our prayers to his family and friends.”

Jackson was communications director for Blunt when he was secretary of state, and then worked for Blunt’s campaign committee in 2004 when Blunt was running for governor.

Jackson served as Schweich’s media director for nearly four years.

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