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Wagner cruised to an expected win over Democrat Glenn Koenen after building up a large fundraising advantage in Missouri’s 2nd district.
The bureau’s political action committee backed Akin over Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill by a 99 percent vote just three weeks ago.
Rick Tyler confirmed his move Thursday to The Associated Press and said he had already arrived in St. Louis.
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.
“I think if I went, those same Republican operatives that are criticizing me for not going, would say she thinks party honchoes are more important than Missourians.”
Demetra Demonte from Illinois is the new secretary of the Republican National Committee.