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Spence Ad Highlights Closed Company – That’s Still in Business! Really

August 2nd, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

We’re going to make a prediction here. If Dave Spence is the Republican nominee for governor, his race against Nixon in the fall will make Nixon’s race against Kenny Hulshof in 2008 look like a nail biter. No offense to Mr. Spence, but his name needs to be nowhere near or on a ballot for office. It’s been one embarrassing gaffe after another. He’s clearly unprepared and unqualified for the office he seeks.

Riverfront Times:

The spot opens on a shuttered industrial building with Spence’s voiceover: “After 65 years, this business shut its doors last year,” followed by the on-screen words: “McHenry Truck Equipment: Closed in 2011.” Spence continues: “It’s the same all over Missouri. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat with Jay Nixon in charge.” Well, maybe, maybe not.

But Spence should probably find a better example to make his case: McHenry Truck Equipment did indeed close its doors in 2011 — in order to move to its new location only four miles away, still within the city of St. Louis. As of yesterday, it was still open for business.

It’s conceivable that a Spence staffer saw that the business had been administratively dissolved, then wrongly inferred that it had shut down forever. But Spence himself should know better: The exact same thing happened to his own company.  In February 1995, Alpha Plastics was administratively dissolved for failure to file an annual report, only to be reinstated several months later. Read more…


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