JPB Passes on Missouri AG Run
January 30, 2015

Jackson. County ProsecutorJean Peters Baker says she is not going to run for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
Veteran County Executive Mike Sanders, a potential candidate for years, says he continues to consider it, according to the Kansas City Star.
Democrats Scott Sifton and Jake Zimmerman says they intend to run in 2016,
Republican Kurt Schaefer is also planning to run.
Attorney General Chris Koster is planning to run for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2016.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Campaigns for Ed Martin
September 25, 2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Ed Martin got additional help Monday for his attorney general campaign from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
The two Republicans were in Columbia for a private discussion about business issues. They also spoke with voters and posed for photos on the patio of a restaurant several blocks from the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Perry, who earlier this year campaigned in Cape Girardeau for Martin, said the GOP candidate would fight for Missourians. Opposition to the federal health care overhaul has been an important part of Martin’s campaign.
“I need partners,” Perry said. “I need an attorney general of Missouri that will be a partner to the attorney general of Texas and attorney generals across this country who are pushing back on a federal government that continues to try to tell the states again how to educate our children, how to deliver health care.”
Martin, an attorney from St. Louis, served as the chief of staff to Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. He’s trying to unseat Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster, who took office in 2009 and is seeking a second term.
Last week, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio attended a fundraiser in suburban St. Louis for Martin.

Breaking: Mo Scout Had It Right, Martin Switches, Now Running for Missouri AG
January 26, 2012

For the second time this campaign cycle, Republican Ed Martin has switched races. The former Chief of Staff to Governor Matt Blunt has announced he will run for the GOP Nomination for Attorney General.
Martin was first in the Republican primary for the US Senate nomination. Then he switched to running for Congress from the Mo-2, in the St. Louis area. Now he’s set his sights on the Attorney General’s race.
Martin made the announcement this morning. He was facing an uphill battle for the GOP Congressional nomination against Missouri Republican power player Ann Wagner. Her nomination now seems all but certain.
The AP reports he made the switch, “while attempting to link Democratic incumbent Chris Koster with President Barack Obama”. Martin is the only announced Republican in the race.
Within minutes, Koster ‘welcomed’ Martin into the campaign.
He said he looked forward to a discussion of the issues.
Koster added in 2008, Missourians elected a courtroom prosecutor to the post. Koster was the Cass County Prosecutor. He flipped parties to run and win as a Democrat.
He added Missouri voted like that in 2008.
“In 2012, I’m confident they will do that again”.
In a statement, Missouri GOP Chairman david Cole telegraphed what may be Martin’s main campaign theme, the Obama healthcare law.
“Ed will fight against job-killing mandates, such as “Obamacare”, he said.
Missouri Democrats immediately jabbed back at Martin’s frequent campaign switches.
“We welcome Ed to the race for how ever long he stays”, according to Missouri Democratic spokeswoman Catlin Legacki.