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If you expect change you need to shake things up. For better or worse, this shakes things up. With the upcoming 2014 election having only one state-wide candidate and no US Senate election, it is a perfect time to step outside the box and see what can be done by a fresh team that isn't controlled by the establishment elected officials.
1 posted on 01/05/2013 2:14:31 PM PST by Optimist
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To: katiedidit1; Evil Slayer

BIG GOP CHANGE PING


2 posted on 01/05/2013 2:17:10 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Optimist

Can I assume the new guys will champion Right to Work legislation? LOL!


3 posted on 01/05/2013 2:22:58 PM PST by donozark (Kim Kardashian had her baby. Triplets! She named them Wilson, Spaulding and Rawlings.)
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There was LOTS of arm twisting being done to support Cole. The state Committee make-up changed dramatically however with slightly less than 1/2 returning from the 2010 State Committee.

It appears that newly-elected 2nd district Congresswoman Ann Wagner was the main “power-player” with rumors of her campaign manager (Aaron Willard - former executive director of Mo’s House Republican Campaign Committee) being the likely new Executive Director for Cole’s new State GOP (can you say establishment control?). Further it had been said by some arm-twisters that Wagner (a former National GOP co-chair) would not support or work with Martin (ie. help raise money) due to their contentious primary fight for the 2nd Congr. Dist.

We’ll see if she in fact takes her ball and goes home.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 2:26:30 PM PST by Optimist
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The one thing Missouri needs to do is switch to off-year elections like most other states. Having all statewide offices (except Auditor) during a Presidential year can often see candidates and candidacies get lost in the shuffle. It’s very peculiar the GOP fares so poorly in those contests even as they have heavy majorities in the House delegation and the state legislature (and now reliably vote GOP for President). I think the GOP would do better statewide with off-year races.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 2:28:24 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Optimist

What, no Todd Akin?


6 posted on 01/05/2013 2:38:40 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: Optimist; Second Amendment First; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; ...
Missouri ping

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I say throw 'em all out and get some normal people in there that have some common sense.

9 posted on 01/05/2013 3:35:41 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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Missouri ping

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FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

I say throw 'em all out and get some normal people in there that have some common sense.

10 posted on 01/05/2013 3:36:42 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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Martin’s win was seen as a victory for the Missouri GOP’s more conservative factions, including some tea party groups

Congratulations. It is heartening to see the Missouri GOP taking the right lesson from November.

12 posted on 01/05/2013 4:05:24 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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The Paulistas in Missouri and other places put up a ferocious fight last year for convention delegates and control of state delegations.

But the Romney team kept them from putting Paul’s name in nomination for president at the convention.

Some have suggested that we need to fight ferociously to take over the GOP but I think when any real threat exists like one to Romney did last year they will be taken down by last minute rule changes, changing meeting locations, using executive committees to overrule regular committees.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 8:59:50 PM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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