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2 years, 2 months ago Bryan Nichols

Ed Martin was elected on Saturday to head the Republican Party in Missouri.

Missouri Republicans elected a new chairman on Saturday. Ed Martin, who unsuccessfully ran for Attorney General in 2012 and Congress in 2010, defeated incumbent Chairman David Cole by a vote of 34-32.

Martin appeared on The Morning Meeting on WTAD on Tuesday. He said the motivating reason for his run for Chair as well as his previous races was what he called President Obama’s vision for government.

“We saw what President Obama laid bare which is the Democratic vision of government as the definer of what’s opportunity and not for us. Whether it was the stimulus or Obamacare or anything else, that’s what motivated us,” Martin said.

Martin said that he will help set the vision for the Missouri Republican Party.

“We have got to get back to the principles, which are in the Republican Party, of opportunity for all based on the rule of law and the Constitution and the notion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Martin said.

 “If we can do that and when we do it, I think we make things better for Missourians and Americans.”

After the 2012 election results were in, Republicans across the country questioned what needed to be changed in order to win elections. Martin said he doesn’t believe in changing principles to win elections.

“I’ve never understood the idea that you change your principles and ideas. That’s what’s wrong with the Democrat party and too many people in politics.”

Martin said the 2012 statewide results in Missouri, which saw all but one statewide Republican candidate lose, were the result of money and lies.

“There was much more money spent, almost $20 million spent on statewide candidates. And, the statewide candidates on the Democratic side lied about their record. They claimed that they were conservatives and budget balancers and wouldn’t raise taxes. They said Claire McCaskill was a moderate and a waste fighter.”

Martin said future wins for the Republican Party in Missouri would depend making sure the party had the political basics available to it.

“It’s gonna take fundraising, it’s gonna take a real commitment to building databases, surrogates, and people to build the party so we don’t get outspent and we get momentum going, “ Martin said.

“We have to work harder to define the other people that are running, the other party’s positions and how they are not as good for Missourians. We can’t wait till 6 or 10 weeks before the election to have our candidates do a mailer or a radio ad.”

Martin said that the Republican majorities in the State House and Senate would be useful in putting forth their policies and forcing them upon Democratic Governor Jay Nixon through vetoes. He said hoped Republicans could then go throughout the state spreading their message of less government, lower taxes and being true to the rule of law. The hope being that the message combined with the implemented policies will translate to votes in the elections to come

For a podcast of the interview, click here.


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