A week after the Riverfront Times posted a picture of Missouri LG (and presumptive Republican candidate for Governor) Peter Kinder posing with a former Penthouse Pet at a bar known for its “pantless parties,” Kinder and his camp remain silent, refusing to clear up any confusion about Kinder’s alleged frequenting of the bar.
In the ensuing days, the story has gotten worse with new allegations. But Kinder refuses to offer any explanation for his behavior.
Here’s what local and national media are reporting on the incident:
Penthouse Pet Dishes on Peter Kinder: “He Was One of My Best Customers” – Sarah Fenske, Riverfront Times
Tammy Chapman, the former Penthouse Pet photographed earlier this year with Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder at a south-city bar known for its “pantsless parties,” says she never had an affair with the politician — but it wasn’t for lack of trying on his part. … Still, when he saw her at Verlin’s Bar and Grill last winter, after they hadn’t seen each other in years, she says that Kinder — who is now widely believed to be mounting a challenge to incumbent Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat — suggested she move into his Brentwood condo.
Penthouse pet says Kinder pursued her – David Catanese, Politico
And a quick break in the action from Wisconsin to bring you the latest in what’s becoming the laughingstock that is the Missouri governor’s race. The Penthouse Pet pictured with Kinder at a pantless bar is talking, telling the Riverfront Times Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder pursued her so aggressively when he was a legislator years ago that she had to cut off all contact.
Penthouse Pet, Pantless Parties: What’s Next for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder – KMOX
Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder may be looking at a major set-back in his drive to be governor. Published reports in The Riverfront Times and Politico linked Kinder with a former Penthouse Pet…Chapman said Kinder would show up at the club every Monday night, bring her cookies and brownies and she would give him private “dances.”
MO-Gov: Former stripper says Kinder was one of her ‘best customers,’ but wouldn’t leave her alone – David Nir, Daily Kos
You’ve probably already read about Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s visit to a bar famous for its nightly “pantless parties,” and you’ve also probably seen the picture at right. But now, the woman in the photo, Tammy Chapman, has come forward to talk to the Riverfront Times about her past history with Kinder…I don’t have much more to add, except to say that if Chapman’s story is true—and it certainly sounds like it’s in keeping with everything we know about Kinder’s character—I’m not sure how his already-flailing campaign is supposed to survive the next year.
“WANTED. GOP candidate for Gov. in Missouri.” — Mark Reardon, Conservative radio host