Missouri Republican Party
“Look, the Democrats are very worried because they’re bankrupt. Their vision as a party is a bankrupt party,” Ed Martin said.
Former Congressional and attorney general candidate promises to protect and strengthen party’s conservative message.
Wagner cruised to an expected win over Democrat Glenn Koenen after building up a large fundraising advantage in Missouri’s 2nd district.
Wagner was favored in the race which had become overshadowed by the hotly-contested 1st District race as well as the equally contentious Republican Senate primary race.
24 of the state’s 52 delegates will be selected today.
AP analysis shows 17,576 Missourians took part in caucuses; 252,185 voted in an earlier non-binding GOP primary.
Delegates picked at local level will go to congressional district meeting in late April.
The meeting was not made public.
The three newcomers are Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and businessman Keith Drummond, of Katy, Texas.
Randles argues that to win the GOP needs a candidate who will energize Bible belt voters in southwest Missouri.