Chris LaCivita http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Akin hires former "Swift Boater" as consultant for Senate campaign http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akin-hires-former-swift-boater-consultant-senate-campaign <p>The team behind Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin&#39;s campaign for U.S. Senate announced the addition of a new member today, Chris LaCivita. LaCivita was&nbsp; &quot;chief strategist for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and co-producer of their award winning ads,&quot; according to a release from Akin&#39;s team.</p><p>&quot;Swift Boat Veterans for Truth&quot; was the group involved in disputing the military record of former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in the 2004 election.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:19:05 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1605 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Akin hires former "Swift Boater" as consultant for Senate campaign