Missouri Republicans accuse the Governor's staff and the House Democratic Caucus of intimidating Missouri state troopers.
Michelle Wirth has more from the capitol.
The controversy is over a John Ashcroft TV ad showing a State Troopers Association letter thanking the Senator for a 1999 anti-meth bill.
House Majority leader Delbert Scott says the Democrats placed political pressure on the state troopers.
He says party lawmakers threatened the troopers with budget cuts if the troopers didn't petition Ashcroft to pull the ad.
The Columbia Tribune reports the Association's president asked Ashcroft to stop airing the ad last week.
From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.