More information will be released today about the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, according to KTVI in St. Louis.
Clayton police say Schweich fatally shot himself at his home in Clayton February 26. Sources say they will hold a media conference at 3 this afternoon to release more details from their investigation.
Schweich was said to be angry about a whispering campaign he believed was being conducted against him by leaders in the Republican party saying he was Jewish, which he believed was anti-Semitic and intended to hurt him in his race for governor.
His spokesperson at the Auditor’s office, Spence Jackson, took his own life March 29.
Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock, who some have said was behind that whispering campaign, has denied that there was one. He said he mistakenly believed Schweich was Jewish and might have said so on some occasions, but denies it was ever to hurt Schweich politically or in relation to fundraising.
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