Ed Martin’s Grit Overwhelms Establishment’s Power
January 6, 2013
In a blow to the old guard establishment,** the Missouri Republican State Committee elected Ed Martin Jr. as its new party chairman**. Roy Blunt and all six Republican members of Congress from Missouri lobbied the new state committee over the past few weeks to block Ed and retain the establishment’s choice, David Cole. Jo Mannies of the St. Louis Beacon wrote: Cole’s loss appears to be a setback for Missouri’s GOP establishment.