Former Canvasser Investigated for Carnahan Arson

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.

Read the full story from the Post-Dispatch.