Another Switcheroo for Martin?
Missouri Republican Ed Martin told KMOX radio in St. Louis on Tuesday that he is considering abandoning his House bid to run for governor.
"I believe Jay Nixon is one of the worst governors of Missouri," Martin said, according to PoliticMO. "Serious people who care should consider [a run] when they're asked."
A clue that Martin might be considering yet another switch -- he was a Senate candidate earlier this year before switching to the 2nd District House race -- appeared on Monday. On Sunday night, an email was circulated from an group calling itself "Missourians for a Conservative Governor," which took aim at Dave Spence, the GOP businessman who is currently the only Republican running against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. PolitcMO made a great catch on Monday, finding that a top aide to Martin was the author in the Word file's properties.
It's not difficult to see why Martin would consider switching races: the GOP frontrunner in the race, former Ambassador Ann Wagner raised more money in the third quarter than any other House challenger and she boasts endorsements from well-known Republican figures including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas.