ed martin http://kbia.org en Rifts surface in Missouri GOP http://kbia.org/post/rifts-surface-missouri-gop <p>As the <a href="http://conservative.org/cpac/2013/" target="_blank">Conservative Political Action Conference</a> takes place in Washington, D.C. this weekend – <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/15/174406970/cpac-goes-to-washington-can-they-rally-and-rebuild" target="_blank">without some notable key players</a> on the national Republican stage – a rift apparently is developing in the Missouri Republican Party, between new and veteran factions. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:51:55 +0000 Associated Press 30500 at http://kbia.org Rifts surface in Missouri GOP Republicans seeking director, from inside or outside Missouri http://kbia.org/post/republicans-seeking-director-inside-or-outside-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chairman of the Missouri Republican Party says he's conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director.</span></p><p>Republican chairman Ed Martin said Wednesday that he's already received resumes from people in Virginia and New Mexico and is looking for whoever is best suited to serve as party CEO — even if that person is from outside Missouri.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:16:57 +0000 Associated Press 27414 at http://kbia.org Republicans seeking director, from inside or outside Missouri Newscast for Jan. 8, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-jan-8-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Rep. Hartzler opens office in Columbia, talks spending cuts and Hagel</li><li>New Mo. GOP chair plans more aggressive approach</li><li>2012 was record warm year in much of Missouri</li></ul><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:23:33 +0000 Kristofor Husted 26999 at http://kbia.org New Mo. GOP chair plans more aggressive approach http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-gop-chair-plans-more-aggressive-approach <p></p><p>The new chairman of the Missouri Republican Party wants the GOP to be more aggressive in promoting its message and more sophisticated in reaching out to voters.</p><p>Martin narrowly ousted former chair David Cole on Saturday.</p><p>Many speculate it was because of the GOP's poor performance in statewide races, where the party lost five out of the six races.</p><p>Martin says those losses were due to one thing: "We found ourselves at a disadvantage because we were vastly outspent by tens of millions of dollars total," he says.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:08:54 +0000 Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 26992 at http://kbia.org New Mo. GOP chair plans more aggressive approach Attorney general candidate Ed Martin lays out his to-do list [video] http://kbia.org/post/attorney-general-candidate-ed-martin-lays-out-his-do-list-video <p>Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin recently joined us in studio for a conversation with KBIA’s Janet Saidi. Martin is the Republican nominee challenging current state Attorney General Chris Koster, the Democrat incumbent. The job description, as described by the Associated Press, includes: defending the state’s laws and policies in court, assisting county prosecutors, investigating consumer fraud cases and looking into violations of the state’s open meetings and records laws.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:21:55 +0000 23370 at http://kbia.org Attorney general candidate Ed Martin lays out his to-do list [video] Fundraising criticized in Mo. AG race http://kbia.org/post/fundraising-criticized-mo-ag-race <p>Republican Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin is criticizing a campaign contribution received by Democratic incumbent Chris Koster. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:56:11 +0000 Associated Press 22613 at http://kbia.org Fundraising criticized in Mo. AG race Politicians divided over support for Akin http://kbia.org/post/politicians-divided-over-support-akin <p>Former Senator and long-time Missouri politician John Danforth has announced his support of Ed Martin, the Republican challenger to Chris Koster in the state attorney general campaign - but the two politicians are split on one issue: Whether or not to support Congress member Todd Akin.</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:59:07 +0000 Erin Dismeier 21872 at http://kbia.org Politicians divided over support for Akin Texas gov campaigns for Mo. AG candidate http://kbia.org/post/texas-gov-campaigns-mo-ag-candidate <p>Missouri Republican Ed Martin is getting help in his run for state attorney general from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Martin and Perry campaigned Monday in Columbia.</p><p>Martin, a St. Louis lawyer who was chief of staff to former Governor Matt Blunt, is challenging Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster. At Bleu Restaurant Monday, Perry compared Martin’s campaign to an SEC football event.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:51:27 +0000 Andrea Park 21732 at http://kbia.org Texas gov campaigns for Mo. AG candidate Mo. AG candidate proposes regulation task force http://kbia.org/post/mo-ag-candidate-proposes-regulation-task-force <p>Missouri Republican attorney general candidate Ed Martin is calling for the creation of a new task force dealing with government regulations.</p><p>Martin says the task force would focus on regulations for energy and the environment, health care and small businesses. It would be in the state attorney general&#39;s office. He says excessive government regulations hurt businesses and the economy.</p><p>On Thursday, Martin was traveling in southwestern Missouri to discuss his proposal during campaign stops in Branson, Neosho and Mount Vernon.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:47:13 +0000 Associated Press 17833 at http://kbia.org Mo. AG candidate proposes regulation task force Koster, Martin report fundraising for Mo. AG race http://kbia.org/post/koster-martin-report-fundraising-mo-ag-race <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than a half-million dollars during the past quarter for his re-election campaign.</p><p>Candidates filed reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission laying out their fundraising activities from April through the end of June.</p><p>Koster, a Democrat, reported that his campaign raised $572,000 during the past three months and had nearly $2.4 million in available cash at the start of July.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:17:21 +0000 Associated Press 17684 at http://kbia.org Koster, Martin report fundraising for Mo. AG race Rick Perry endorses Ed Martin for Mo. AG http://kbia.org/post/rick-perry-endorses-ed-martin-mo-ag <p>Texas Governor Rick Perry visited Cape Girardeau on Friday to drum up Republican support for Attorney General candidate Ed Martin. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:31:12 +0000 Jacob Mcleland 16890 at http://kbia.org Rick Perry endorses Ed Martin for Mo. AG Mo. GOP attorney general race gains another candidate http://kbia.org/post/mo-gop-attorney-general-race-gains-another-candidate <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Republican race for Missouri&#39;s attorney general&#39;s office has gained a second candidate.</p><p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:47:55 +0000 Associated Press 9361 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP attorney general race gains another candidate Ed Martin running for AG, not Congress http://kbia.org/post/ed-martin-running-ag-not-congress <p>St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is dropping his congressional campaign to instead seek the Republican nomination for attorney general. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:56:36 +0000 Associated Press 7790 at http://kbia.org