defamation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Spence Sues Nixon For Defamation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spence-sues-nixon-defamation <p>Republican challenger Dave Spence has filed a defamation lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over a campaign ad.</p><p>The lawsuit filed Friday in Cole County claims Nixon maliciously or recklessly broadcast false statements about Spence's role with a bank. The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages.</p><p>Nixon's campaign manager, Oren Shur, responded by saying Spence "needs to take a deep breath."</p><p>"You see a lot of crazy stunts during the course of a campaign," Shur, said in a statement. &nbsp;"But this frivolous lawsuit is misguided and desperate.”</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:02:11 +0000 The Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 5331 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Spence Sues Nixon For Defamation