More than two weeks have passed since Guv. Jay Nixon bested Republican businessman Dave Spence by more than 12 percentage points in his second-term bid. But there’s a bit of campaign business still unresolved. Six weeks ago, Spence sued Nixon for defamation over a campaign ad calling Spence a banker. Spence says he was a director of a bank but not a day-to-day manager. The bank took a federal bailout, providing political ad ammunition for Nixon. When the lawsuit was filed, Spence said, “Jay Nixon’s attack ads are false defamatory and he knows it.” Court records show Spence’s lawsuit against Nixon is still pending but no hearing has been set by Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem, who like Spence is a Republican. Spence’s attorney is 2002 Harvard law grad Edward D. Greim of the Republican-connected Kansas City firm of Graves, Bartle, Marcus & Garrett. The firm says Greim specializes in a “free speech litigation and election law practice.” A Nixon spokesman said when the lawsuit was filed: “You see a lot of crazy stunts during the course of a campaign, but his frivolous lawsuit is particularly misguided and desperate.” Not to mention the higher legal hurdle faced by a public figure, which a major party candidate for governor undeniably is, or was.