Unlike the time Loesch decided to publicly humiliate Sarah Steelman's campaign, this time she didn't mention the candidate's name, so I can't say for sure that she was criticizing Martin's campaign as she had done previously this year. However, she seems to be saying that no GOP candidates should emphasize their involvement in the St. Louis Tea Party, which is pretty weird considering that Ed Martin was an officer in the St. Louis Tea Party for the first several months of the group's existence. According to a post on the St. Louis Tea Party site in July of 2009 written by "admin;"
Since the first week of the St. Louis Tea Party movement back in February, Ed Martin Jr. has served as one of the organization’s officers. Ed is a passionate, intelligent, and inspiring speaker who delighted the crowds at Tea Parties in February, April, and July. Because of our non-partisan pledge, we must remove Ed’s name from our list of officers. We will welcome him back if he decides to leave to public life.The post goes on to emphasize Martin's role in the Tea Party:
Please thank Ed for his significant role in launching the Tea Party movement in St. Louis. He has been a vital link in the chain holding our republic together.So if Ed Martin was an officer for the St. Louis Tea Party for their first five months of existence and, according to the group, played a "significant role" in launching the group, why is Loesch declaring that he can't mention his previous roles in the tea party?