(From the Missouri Republican Party)
Ed Martin, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, issued the following statement regarding the first day of candidate filing:
As of 5:00 PM today, 191 Republicans have filed to run for state and federal offices in Missouri.
“From Maryville to Cape and Hannibal to Joplin, Republicans continue to be the party of responsibility and common sense government; Government that works for all Missourians, not a selected few. Unfortunately, the Obama/Nixon policies of tax and overspend continue to plague our state government.
“Missourians are standing up and saying ‘enough is enough.’ Republicans are literally lining up to defeat the party irresponsibly and big government.
"State Auditor Tom Schweich is the top of our ticket this year. Republicans stand for smart, fiscally sound government. Schweich is a watchdog for Missouri tax-payers and his leadership is needed in Jefferson City.
“This is a big year for Republicans across the country, as a party we are poised to retake the United States Senate and continue our fight to delay and repeal ObamaCare.”
Filing for candidates running for statewide, legislative, and county offices closes March 25, at 5:00 PM.