Spence Jackson, media director for former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, has been found dead, just one month after Schweich’s suicide.
According to anonymous sources, Jackson’s death is being investigated as a suicide.
Jackson called for the resignation of Missouri`s Republican Party Chairman John Hancock after allegations that Hancock was behind an anti-Semitic campaign which allegedly led to Schweich’s suicide, which Hancock has denied.
Fox 2 Now reports:
An official with the Cole County Sheriff`s Department says they have no comment at this point. Jackson had been Schweich`s media director since May of 2011. He also held other key republican jobs in state government….
Schweich shot and killed himself at his Clayton home back on February 26th.
Sources tell the post that Jackson took a sick day last Friday and authorities are awaiting the identification of the body found in Jackson`s apartment.
Some of Jackson`s other jobs included being the communications director for Matt Blunt when he was secretary of state.
Former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt today issued the following statement:
“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.”
Watch courtesy of Fox 2 Now:
Jackson, 44, also worked for Blunt when he was governor as well as for the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
H/T: Friend of FON’s, R.J. Carter, who you can find at CriticalBlast.
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