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Ed Martin
KBIA

As the Conservative Political Action Conference takes place in Washington, D.C. this weekend – without some notable key players on the national Republican stage – a rift apparently is developing in the Missouri Republican Party, between new and veteran factions.

Ed Martin
KBIA

The chairman of the Missouri Republican Party says he's conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director.

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.

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Ed Martin
KBIA

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.

Martin narrowly ousted former chair David Cole on Saturday.

Many speculate it was because of the GOP's poor performance in statewide races, where the party lost five out of the six races.

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.

Republican attorney general candidate Ed Martin
KBIA

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.

Chris Koster
Missouri Attorney General's Office

Republican Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin is criticizing a campaign contribution received by Democratic incumbent Chris Koster.

Politicians divided over support for Akin

Sep 27, 2012
Ed Martin
KBIA

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.

Texas gov campaigns for Mo. AG candidate

Sep 25, 2012
Rick Perry
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

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.

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.

Missouri Republican attorney general candidate Ed Martin is calling for the creation of a new task force dealing with government regulations.

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's office. He says excessive government regulations hurt businesses and the economy.

On Thursday, Martin was traveling in southwestern Missouri to discuss his proposal during campaign stops in Branson, Neosho and Mount Vernon.

Attorney General's Office

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than a half-million dollars during the past quarter for his re-election campaign.

Candidates filed reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission laying out their fundraising activities from April through the end of June.

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.

Rick Perry endorses Ed Martin for Mo. AG

Jul 2, 2012
Rick Perry
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Texas Governor Rick Perry visited Cape Girardeau on Friday to drum up Republican support for Attorney General candidate Ed Martin.

Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

 

The Republican race for Missouri's attorney general's office has gained a second candidate.

St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is dropping his congressional campaign to instead seek the Republican nomination for attorney general.