- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - The two candidates for St. Louis County executive are confronting the fatal Ferguson police shooting in new campaign ads.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1u2z3eH ) reports that County Councilman Steve Stenger released a TV ad Thursday that urges county residents to “build trust in each other.”

Ferguson protesters have criticized the Democrat for his ties to county prosecutor Robert McCulloch as a grand jury considers possible criminal charges in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

McCulloch was a prominent Stenger supporter in the councilman’s Democratic primary win over current County Executive Charlie Dooley, who is black.

Republican state Rep. Rick Stream, Stenger’s challenger, released a TV ad on Tuesday that describes “wrong choices by politicians (which) have our county portrayed nationally as unsafe, divided and as a bad place to live.”


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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