2012 Governor's Race

Cue the circular firing squad.

Speaker Steve Tilley (R-Perryville) has taken aim at republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence for his apparent attempts to curry favor with leaders of his party by handing out sports tickets, even as he calls for a cap of no more than $25 on gifts to legislators.

In the Post Dispatch:

The Republican leader of the state House, Speaker Steven Tilley, is accusing Spence of seeking to buy support by inviting lawmakers to enjoy his prime view from the stands.

Tilley's display of ire comes after Spence's thinly veiled jab at the outgoing speaker's unconventional use of campaign money. Now, the Republican House leader is accusing the gubernatorial candidate of hypocrisy.

"Yes, he's been giving tickets out to members," Tilley said. "I know because he offered them to me."

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