Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Police on Tuesday revealed the contents of a note left behind by former Missouri political operative Spence Jackson, who was found dead in his apartment Sunday night.

Jackson had been an aide to late gubernatorial candidate and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (R), who himself committed suicide last month amid rumors that he was the target of an anti-Semitic whisper campaign.

Jefferson City police Capt. Doug Shoemaker said in a news conference that Jackson's note read in its entirety: "I'm so sorry. I just can't take being unemployed again."

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