The team behind Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's campaign for U.S. Senate announced the addition of a new member today, Chris LaCivita. LaCivita was "chief strategist for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and co-producer of their award winning ads," according to a release from Akin's team.
"Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" was the group involved in disputing the military record of former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in the 2004 election.
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Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking a federal emergency declaration for the state because of flooding along the Missouri River system. The National Guard is working to hold back the swollen river. This is aerial footage over the St. Joseph, Mo. area.
Nixon seeks federal emergency declaration due to flooding
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking a federal emergency declaration for the state because of flooding along the Missouri River system and flash floods in the northeast.
The governor made the request yesterday in a letter to President Barack Obama. Nixon notes that the Missouri has already caused extensive flooding and is expected to threaten 25 counties in all, from the far northwest to St. Louis. He says flash floods have also affected Clark and Lewis counties in the northeastern part of the state.
A Democratic state Representative from the St. Louis area has officially asked Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to investigate whether Congressman Todd Akin broke any rules by voting in Town and Country despite having an official residence in Wildwood.
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin has amended his voter registration to the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last month that the five-term Republican has been voting from the address of his old family homestead in another suburb, Town and Country, despite moving to Wildwood more than three years ago.