Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

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Posted: Oct 25, 2014 10:26 AM
Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says he's excited about a big success that's been years in the making.

He's not talking about his likely re-election on Nov. 4.

Schweich is hyped up about his recent purchase of a rare autograph and photograph of old-time Hollywood actress Greta Garbo. The hard-to-find items are the latest additions to Schweich's extensive collections, which including old movie memorabilia, coins and historical documents.

Schweich says he pursues collecting as a getaway from the intensity of politics and public service.

But this year, Schweich's campaign is not quite as tense. The Republican incumbent faces no Democratic challenger. His only opponents are Libertarian Sean O'Toole and Constitution Party candidate Rodney Farthing, who have not been spending money against him.