Martin considering a run for governor

Ed Martin.

– St. Louis attorney Ed Martin said Tuesday that he will consider a run for the Republican nomination for governor.

“I believe Jay Nixon is one of the worst governors of Missouri,” Martin said Tuesday on KMOX. “Serious people who care should consider [a run] when they’re asked.”

If he ran, Martin would enter his third primary race in the last year, having challenged Ann Wagner in the 2nd Congressional District and Sarah Steelman for the Republican Senatorial nomination.

Martin would enter a primary with St.Louis businessman Dave Spence and Kansas City attorney Bill Randles. Spence entered the race earlier this month after Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced he would not seek the nomination.

Over the weekend, Martin’s political aide published a research memo blasting Spence for his handling of Troubled Assets Relief Money while serving on a bank board. To Reardon, Martin questioned the quality of the current set of Republican candidates.

State Auditor Tom Schweich is also considering a run, Republican sources tell PoliticMo. Martin said he has urged Schweich to run, but would not say whether or not he would run if Schweich did.

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