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The Kansas City Star has a story for the "now I've heard everything" file this morning:
Sen. Chris Koster, in the midst of a fiercely contested race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, now faces nearly $200,000 in disparaging ads paid for by his ex-wife.
Rebecca Bowman Nassikas, who was married to Koster from 1996 to 2003, last week donated the money to an obscure political committee that opposes his candidacy. The committee has put up a Web site and plans to broadcast television ads critical of Koster and his political fundraising.
Nassikas insisted that her donation was not a form of revenge for a bitter divorce. Rather, she said, it was a response to complaints filed with the Ethics Commission alleging improper fundraising by Koster and the tendency for candidates with the most money to get elected.
"We're divorced, and I'm remarried to a really nice guy," Nassikas said. "I have better things to do than be vindictive."
Koster had already been the center of attention in this race because of his party switch from Republican to Democrat. The primary is on Tuesday.
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