Ed Martin Out as Chief of Staff

From Jason Rosenbaum at the Columbia Tribune:

Ed Martin, who served as Gov. Matt Blunt‘s chief of staff, has resigned.

The governor announced this afternoon that Martin, a St. Louis resident, had stepped down from the position to “spend more time with his family.” He was a key player in the controversy over the administration’s retention of e-mails.

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Chaos at GOP Caucus in St. Charles

The Republican Caucus at Francis Howell North High School was shut down after about a half hour of dispute with no business conducted. Two men were arrested after the caucus was canceled. http://wentzville.patch.com/articles/two-people-arrested-at-francis-howell-north-high-school-caucus-4cc0d20e