Peter Kinder
4:08 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Kinder releases statement regarding allegations related to ex-stripper

As we told you about Wednesday, the St. Louis Riverfront Times published an interview with Tammy Chapman, who worked as a stripper in the St. Louis area in the 90’s and claimed that then-State Senator, and now Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, was “one of her best customers.”

She also claims that Kinder recently ran into her at a St. Louis bar that features “pants-less parties,” and that he suggested that she move into his Brentwood condo, which she says she declined.

Today, Kinder has released a statement regarding the allegations:

Like most people I am not proud of every place I have been but this woman's bizarre story is not true.  The Democrats have tried to use these tactics against me in the past and they have failed.  Jay Nixon may want to make up false stories about the past, but I, like most Missourians, remain focused on the issues that are important to Missourians like jobs and education.  Under Jay Nixon’s leadership, Missouri ranked third-worst in terms of jobs losses in 2010 and nearly 50,000 fewer Missourians are employed now than when Jay Nixon took office.  Today, Missouri’s unemployment is 8.8%, we are being out-performed by all but three of the states that border Missouri and more than 269,000 Missourians cannot find work.  Our schools are failing, our families are hurting and I will remain focused on talking about the issues that will move Missouri forward.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.