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1-5-13 New Missouri GOP state chairman has just been elected. This was a changing of the guard.

Ed Martin is the new state chairman for the MOGOP. David Cole has been removed. The final vote was 34 to 32. This represents a changing of the guard in MO.



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What's Ed Martin like?

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Here's the official MOGOP

Here's the official MOGOP release.

http://www.mogop.org/2013/01/6695/

He's not the ideal RP person,

He's not the ideal RP person, but he is way better than Cole. Cole was not very receptive to the RP delegate movement. Martin wants the energy of the RP movement and recognizes that we are the future. For example, we had 35% of the delegate base at the state convention and walked away with nothing because of the directives sent down from Cole to block our camp. Martin has not been shy about voicing his beliefs to work with us. He lost in the Attorney General's race this year to the Dem. One of his campaign points was about bringing lawsuits against the Feds on 10th issues and standing firm on the line between Federal jurisdiction and State jurisdiction.

"Martin said the race is about electing an attorney general willing to challenge what he believes is an overreaching federal government. At one point in the campaign, he jokingly promised that if President Barack Obama wins re-election, "I'll probably sue him every day. If (Mitt) Romney wins, I'll sue him every other day."

"The balance of power is so profoundly off between Washington, D.C., and the states that I do think that one of the primary questions over the next five to 10 years will be, how do we push back on that?" Martin said. "Honestly, I don't think Congress and the president from either party will fix the imbalance without help from us."

Read more here: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/missouri-attorney-gener...

Wanted to add one more thing

Wanted to add one more thing to this thread so that it's kept in perspective. We would have gotten many more delegates if someone like Martin was in place last year and most likely Missouri would have sent a Paul/Santorum delegation to Tampa with a few Romney delegates scattered in the group.