Although Ed Martin has been preparing for his upcoming race to be Missouri's most corrupt politician, he has got a lot of work to do uniting his own party before he can even think about the General Election in November. Candidate Ed Martin barely squeaked by in his primary this week with a threadbare majority of 52% amongst Jefferson County Republicans and an unimpressive overall vote of less than 2/3rds of the 3rd district Republican primary voters.
“Ed Martin talks a good game, but as the leading Republican candidate with supposedly the biggest advantage over his opponents, his lackluster finish exposes serious questions about him amongst his own party faithful. His weak showing on Tuesday reveals his level of support with real voters to be as big a sham as he is,” said Missouri Democratic Party Communications Director Ryan Hobart. “Maybe as Matt Blunt's political hatchet-man, Ed Martin has burned so many bridges within his own party that it's only a matter of time before even more Republicans realize that he is the wrong choice for their party and for Missourians. Once the facts about Ed Martin are exposed, including his record of bending the rules for his own benefit at the expense of taxpayers, I wouldn't be surprised if they asked for their vote back.”
The numbers don't lie, which is why it is easy to see Ed Martin doesn't have the full backing of his own party. From tarnishing the Matt Blunt administration and resigning in disgrace to firing poll workers because they were not “Republican enough,” it is clear Ed Martin's notorious legacy among his own party is a liability that will haunt him this November.
Friday, August 06, 2010
State Democratic Party rips into Ed Martin
The Congressional battle between incumbent Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo. and his Republican challenger, former Matt Blunt chief of staff Ed Martin promises to be a vicious one and the Missouri Democratic Party has fired an early shot in this news release issued today: