Jane Cunningham and Ed Martin have made public their desire to challenge David Cole’s chairmanship of the Missouri Republican Party. Next Saturday the newly elected State Committeemen and Committeewoman will be meeting in Columbia, MO to choose the next leader of the party. In an effort to help make the selection, last night a conference call was held to get an idea of the direction each candidate would take the party. Nine questions were presented and time given for detailed answers. Questions ranged from ways to make the party more inclusive to how to handle controversial issues. All candidates did a good job answering the questions and reinforced the Conservative personalities they have projected over the years. Whoever is elected, the party will get a good leader.