Given the violent tone of last August, it may have been tempting to assume theĀ recent arson perpetrated at Congressman Russ Carnahan's Missouri campaign office was the work of a disgruntled conservative. Not so, according to Carnahan. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jake Wagman reports:

U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan said Wednesday that a man linked to a firebombing in his office is a former campaign worker.

Carnahan's announcement came after a conservative blog, citing an unnamed source, named an individual it says was suspected in the incident.

The St. Louis Democrat said in a news conference that the person named in the blog had worked as a canvasser for his campaign. The campaign had fired the man just before the Aug. 17 blaze, which damaged Carnahan's campaign office.

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