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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:07 PM

 

Missouri GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Schewich dies after shooting himself: report



Missouri’s state auditor, Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died on Thursday, Governor Jay Nixon said in a statement.

Schweich, 54, had been reelected in November.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing an unnamed police source, that Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home. This report could not be confirmed immediately.


Schweich was “a brilliant, devoted and accomplished public servant who dedicated his career to making Missouri and the world a better place,” Nixon said in a statement.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/missouri-gop-gubernatorial-candidate-tom-schewich-dies-after-shooting-himself-report/

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Katashi_itto Feb 2015 OP
madinmaryland Feb 2015 #1
steve2470 Feb 2015 #2
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 #3
Cooley Hurd Feb 2015 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2015 #5
REP Feb 2015 #6

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:12 PM

1. Rest in Peace. nt

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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:14 PM

2. very sad for his family, rip nt

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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:15 PM

3. Only thing that comes to mind is wondering how much damage did this guy do to the state before

 

he kicked the bucket. My sympathy for GOPers is gone.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:16 PM

4. Very sad...

 

Cross gently, Mr Schweich.

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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:37 PM

5. More about this here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026284788

Seems this guy was one of the few straight shooters in the GOP, and he was upset about a "whisper campaign" by another state GOPer claiming he was Jewish (he wasn't, but had a Jewish grandfather). What sort of people would think there was something wrong with being Jewish, and so would use it against another party member? The reason for his suicide is unknown at this point.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:41 PM

6. Running for office in Missouri is like a curse

Jerry Litton
Mel Carnahan
And now this guy.

I don't know about Schweich, but Missouri lost a lot when they lost Litton and Carnahan.

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