Damaged Goods: Dave Spence Enters General Election with Lots of Baggage, Little Credibility

Tonight, after spending more $3 million of his own money on his campaign, Dave Spence beat his unknown opponents in the Republican gubernatorial primary.  However, lingering concerns about Spence’s credibility and judgment will prove much more difficult to overcome.

“After a long and expensive primary campaign, Dave Spence has emerged with his credibility in tatters and his judgment in question,” said Isaac Wright of the Missouri Democratic Party.  “Whether it’s voting not to repay his bank’s $40 million bailout or misrepresenting the facts on his own resume, Dave Spence has demonstrated time and again that he’s really only interested in looking out for himself.  Missouri voters want someone who shoots straight and protects their tax dollars – Dave Spence has shown that he’s capable of neither.”