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Nixon says Bond made "inappropriate" pardons as governor

October 20, 1998
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

With two weeks left until the election, state attorney general Jay Nixon launched another attack Tuesday against Senator Kit Bond. Lee McGuire has more from Jefferson City.

Jay Nixon alleges that more than fifteen years ago, Kit Bond let political contributions and patronage influence decisions about pardons.

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Contents: Nixon says Bond's pardons make people wary of the justice system.

But Bond's campaign manager David Israelite calls those charges absolutely false.

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Contents: Israelite says Nixon is avoiding relevant issues.

Israelite says Bond stands behind his record. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.


Another day, another political attack in the Bond-Nixon battle. Lee McGuire is in Jefferson City with more.

Jay Nixon reached back more than 15 years Tuesday with a new charge: that then-Governor Kit Bond was granting political favors when he pardoned five criminals in the 1980s.

It's yet another accusation in a campaign that has set its sights on crime as the pivitol issue.

And it's becoming a war of words. Nixon says Bond's pardons were more than irresponsible:

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Contents: Nixon says Bond's arrogance is an insult to the state.

And Bond's campaign manager David Israelite says Nixon is getting desperate:

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Contents: Israel says Nixon is being reckless.

There are two weeks left until the general election. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.