April 4, 2012 12:00 AM

Midwest Democracy | Candidate for Missouri governor beset by problems with late tax payments

Republican Dave Spence is running for Missouri governor on a simple platform: He's a businessman, and Missouri is a business. But an examination of tax and finance records shows that Spence, 54, or his companies have been late paying property, personal property, manufacturers' and other taxes totaling tens of thousands of dollars dating to 1995, and as recently as 2010.

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