Spence Campaign Responds to Accusations of Questionable Flyer

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago November 06, 2012 Nov 6, 2012 Tuesday, November 06 2012 Tuesday, November 06, 2012 5:25:00 PM CST in News
By: Meghann Mollerus

ST. LOUIS - In setting up for a 7 p.m. watch party at the Frontenac Hilton in St. Louis, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence's campaign manager Jared Craighead said Tuesday he received a call from the St. Louis Board of Elections Director about accusations that the Spence campaign had been involved in the production of a flyer being distributed around St. Louis County without a proper "paid for by" disclaimer.

A photo of the flyer, Craighead said, initially appeared on Twitter from a currently undetermined person and depicted President Barack Obama, Congressman Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis) and Spence.

Regarding allegations that the Spence campaign produced the flyer, Craighead said, "The campaign didn't print it and obviously it's a Democrat distraction as we close in on the election. So allegations fly back and forth toward the end of an election. We're focused on making sure that Missourians get to the polls, and that they support Dave Spence, who's a proven job creator who's going to get our economy growing again."

Craighead said he did not know in what area of the city the flyers were being passed out, but predicted neither the flyers nor the allegations would have any impact on the campaign. He also confirmed no one from incumbent Governor Jay Nixon's (D-Mo.) campaign has contacted him about the flyer.

"I think we have every confidence and belief that we're going to win this election. I think people understand that we've got very different candidates and a clear choice in this election. We can go with the status quo 26-year politician or the job creator who's going to get our economy growing again." Craighead said.

Craighead described Spence's day in the hours leading up to the watch party.  "He started out the morning at 7:15, then went to Church, had mass with his family and then has been on the phone with supporters interacting with people throughout the day, getting some rest."  He said Spence will have dinner with his immediate family and relatives before heading to the hotel.

KOMU 8 News confirmed with Spence's campaign manager, Matuschka Lindo Briggs, that Spence is not expected to arrive until after polls close and results are finalized.  Thus, upon his arrival, Spence and the expected 300 attendees at the private event will know whether the candidate will deliver a victory or concession speech.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Department of Transportation announced Friday that due to unforeseen complications, the Missouri River Bridge project will... More >>
1 hour ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 1:26:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with killing a woman in a Missouri apartment where officers... More >>
6 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 8:28:00 AM CDT in News
WINONA (AP) — A southern Missouri man has been convicted of killing his wife by giving her Kool-Aid laced with... More >>
6 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:58:00 AM CDT in News
OAKVILLE (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating after more than two dozen break-ins were reported on a single... More >>
7 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:37:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis home is damaged after suspects fleeing police crashed into it. KTVI-TV reports... More >>
7 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 7:32:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have found a man dead and another victim critically wounded nearby. ... More >>
8 hours ago July 29, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 Friday, July 29 2016 Friday, July 29, 2016 6:22:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Opponents and supporters of Proposition 1 met at Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center (ARC) Thursday night to voice... More >>
17 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:29:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Police arrested one man and are searching for another man in connection with a shooting that killed a... More >>
18 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:29:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis city prosecutor has been sentenced to probation for helping cover up a... More >>
19 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:14:59 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An injured bald eagle got a little help from a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. The... More >>
19 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:52:36 PM CDT in News
SHANNON COUNTY – A jury found a man guilty of murdering his wife in May 2014. He was also found... More >>
20 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:25:00 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) — Eagle Picher Technologies is laying off 135 workers in Joplin. Sean Parker, vice president of human... More >>
20 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00:35 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – The two biggest cities in mid-Missouri rank very high when it comes to career opportunities. According to... More >>
21 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:39:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News was waiting for confirmation from the Columbia Police Department that a suspect has been arrested... More >>
21 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:36:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway is touting her experience as a former U.S. attorney in... More >>
22 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 4:16:44 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has rejected conspiracy allegations against Missouri State Highway Patrol commanders named in a... More >>
23 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:42:52 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) — A 53-year-old southwest Missouri man has been ordered to stand trial in the death of a 61-year-old... More >>
23 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:10:16 PM CDT in News
MOBERLY - After four straight days with water boil advisory warnings, Moberly residents could see a solution to their water... More >>
23 hours ago July 28, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:03:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 82°
3pm 83°
4pm 83°
5pm 83°
6pm 82°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

2:00p
The Meredith Vieira Show
3:00p
The Dr. Oz Show
4:00p
Dr. Phil
2:30p
Rules of Engagement
3:00p
The Bill Cunningham Show
4:00p
King of the Hill

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
9:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
Masters of Illusion
7:30p
Masters of Illusion
8:00p
MADtv
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld