Missouri gubernatorial candidate dead from 'apparent suicide' after alleging anti-Semitic 'whisper campaign'

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich apparently killed himself on Thursday
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On Thursday, minutes after setting up a meeting with reporters from The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich fatally shot himself in what police are calling an "apparent suicide." Schweich, 54, had recently announced his campaign for the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination, and he told the AP reporter that he planned to go public Thursday afternoon with allegations that the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party had started an anti-Semitic "whisper campaign" to sink his campaign.

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