Missouri incumbent Attorney General Chris Koster is facing a challenge by conservative lawyer Ed Martin, who says that Koster did not do enough to protect his constituents from Dodd-Frank.
Martin has been endorsed by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Texas Governor Rick Perry, who have both campaigned on Martin’s behalf. The American Future Fund also released a statewide television ad against Koster for failing to join the challenge against Obamacare, NationalReview.com reports.
Martin has vowed to fight what he calls the national government’s overreach, including Dodd-Frank.
Koster, Martin alleges, is “not doing his job” by failing to take part in the national debates about Dodd-Frank, which allows the U.S. to liquidate failing financial institutions, StLToday.com reports.
To date, the attorneys general from Michigan, Oklahoma and South Carolina have challenged the law, calling it restrictive for business.
Martin has served in leadership positions for the Club for Growth, the Missouri Roundtable for Life, the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Federalist Society and the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. He has also distinguished himself in public service, serving as a law clerk to Judge Pasco Bowman on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and as Chief of Staff to former Governor Matt Blunt, according to NationalReview.com.