Ed Martin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri's Major Political Parties Soon To Take Center Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-major-political-parties-soon-take-center-stage <p><em><strong>(Updated 1:10 p.m. Mon., Feb. 10) </strong></em></p><p>Within a few weeks, it’s Show-Me time for Missouri’s two major political parties — the Republicans and Democrats – as they showcase their new chairmen and their biggest stars for what could be a crucial election year.</p><p>At a time when the public is increasingly turning away from organized political parties and classifying themselves as independents, it’s still largely up to the political parties and their networks to round up the contenders to run for office.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:33:23 +0000 Jo Mannies 33557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Major Political Parties Soon To Take Center Stage This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-14 <p>St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p><p>On today's episode: Ed Martin becomes the Missouri GOP's new chairman. How did it happen? Also, an update on the jockeying for Missouri's 8th Congressional seat. And then we close it out with a look toward the Missouri legislature.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:55:10 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Ed Martin On Failed Campaigns, Fundraising And The Future Of The Mo. GOP http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ed-martin-failed-campaigns-fundraising-and-future-mo-gop <p>In a narrow victory on Saturday, Ed Martin edged out incumbent David Cole to become the new Missouri GOP Chairman.</p><p>Many speculate David Cole was ousted because of the GOP's poor performance in statewide races, where the party lost five out of the six races, in spite of Republican Mitt Romney carrying the state by over 10 points.&nbsp;But it's worth noting that Martin chaired the Missouri GOP's Victory 2012 Campaign, which resulted in only one victory for the party.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:00:37 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8134 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ed Martin On Failed Campaigns, Fundraising And The Future Of The Mo. GOP Mo. GOP Candidates Rally Around Voter I.D. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gop-candidates-rally-around-voter-id <p></p><div><p>Voter I.D. laws have been a contentious issue nationwide, with conservatives in many states pushing through legislation to require a form of photo identification to vote.</p></div><p>You can currently vote in Missouri by showing a utility bill or bank statement, but Republican secretary of state candidate Shane Schoeller wants to change that.</p><p>At a rally of about 50 conservatives in Fenton, Schoeller held up his photo I.D.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:48:28 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Tina Eaton 5743 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. GOP Candidates Rally Around Voter I.D. A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Ed Martin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-attorney-general-candidate-ed-martin <p>The next Attorney General of Missouri will be one of three men: Democratic incumbent Chris Koster, Libertarian Dave Browning, or Republican Ed Martin.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with Ed Martin.&nbsp; He is an attorney and former Chief of Staff to Governor Matt Blunt.</p><p>Prior to running for Attorney General, Martin was vying for the U.S. Senate and the Second Congressional District.</p><p>Libertarian candidate Dave Browning was <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-attorney-general-candidate-dave-browning">also a guest on this program</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:06:19 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5732 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Ed Martin A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Dave Browning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-attorney-general-candidate-dave-browning <p>Host Don Marsh talks with the Libertarian candidate for Missouri Attorney General Dave Browning.</p><p><a href="http://midwestdemocracy.com/candidates/dave-browning/">Dave Browning</a> said incumbent Chris Koster has done a decent job “but is an unrepentant liberal.” &nbsp;He said Republican challenger Ed Martin doesn’t know what he’s doing. &nbsp;“I think the voters of Missouri need to have a chance to vote for someone who is conservative but not insane,” said Browning.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:58:49 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. Attorney General Candidate Dave Browning In Mo. Attorney General Race, Candidates Even Disagree On The Role Of The Office http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-attorney-general-race-candidates-even-disagree-role-office <p>In the race for Missouri Attorney General, the two front runners, Democratic incumbent Chris Koster and Republican Ed Martin, agree on few issues. In fact, the two have very different visions of what the Attorney General’s office actually does.</p><p>In campaign ads, Koster holds a shotgun to show he’s tough on crime. And in interviews, Koster often refers to the office as “Missouri’s top law enforcement job.”</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 5469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Mo. Attorney General Race, Candidates Even Disagree On The Role Of The Office Mo. Bar Cancels Atty. Gen. Debate; Martin Files Ethics Complaint Against Koster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-bar-cancels-atty-gen-debate-martin-files-ethics-complaint-against-koster <p>The <a href="http://mec.mo.gov/">Missouri Bar</a> has canceled its planned debate for the state Attorney General’s race.</p><p>The debate had been planned for Friday, October 19th, in St. Louis at the Missouri Bar’s annual meeting.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Farrah Fite says they canceled the debate because Republican nominee <a href="http://edmartinformissouri.com/">Ed Martin</a> did not RSVP by Thursday’s deadline.&nbsp; She added that incumbent Democrat <a href="http://www.chriskoster.com">Chris Koster</a> and Libertarian nominee <a href="http://www.libertarian-patriot.com/">Dave Browning</a> had accepted the invitation. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:17:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5343 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Bar Cancels Atty. Gen. Debate; Martin Files Ethics Complaint Against Koster Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-25-2012 <p><strong>State agencies work together to restore trees</strong></p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to buy 250,000 seedlings from a Conservation Department nursery to replace thousands of trees knocked down during highway projects. Conservation officials will then distribute the trees to youth groups and schools for planting.</p><p>This is the sixth year of Missouri's Trees for Tomorrow program. Officials say more than 2.5 million trees of roughly 60 varieties have been provided since the program started in 2007.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:39:39 +0000 Tina Eaton & The Associated Press 4690 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-8-2012 <p><strong>Clay beats Carnahan</strong></p><p>In a battle of political dynasties, Congressman William Lacy Clay emerged victorious over fellow incumbent Russ Carnahan Tuesday.</p><p>Clay won the Democratic primary to represent the party in the new 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District. In a campaign that was often bitter, Clay repeatedly accused Carnahan of going negative with a string of attack ads, but says the strategy didn&#39;t work.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:50:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington, Véronique LaCapra & Bill Raack 4278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012