Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

A Fragile Man, Political Whispers and a Pair of Suicides in Missouri

posted on April 15, 2015

In The Washington Post, Thomas Lake reports on the suicides of Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich and his spokesman, Spence Jackson, amid whispers of anti-Semitism within the GOP. “Schweich’s friends insist that the whispered bigotry was real and that it devastated the emotionally fragile Schweich — who, the report said, had threatened suicide in the past,” Lake writes. “As the governor’s race continues without him, his death has sparked a debate in Missouri over the ugliness and innuendo that pervade modern politics.”

Read at The Washington Post