According to Dave Drebes, Ed Martin, former chief of staff for Republican Governor Matt Blunt and head of the ineffective anti-Obama corporate front group American Issues Project, is seriously considering running against incumbent Russ Carnahan in Missouri’s 3rd District. I believe Ed is close to Dave, and Ed wrote a column for Dave’s Arch City Chronicle back when it was available as a free newsmonthly. I imagine Dave is in a position to know.

I would love to see Ed run (and lose), considering that the district has only elected one Republican in its entire existence, and that was back in the late 1940s.