Politico's Dave Catanese this morning:
Republicans now have a serious alternative to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Wealthy St. Louis packaging executive Dave Spence told POLITICO this month he would jump into the race “with two feet” if Kinder bows out. Aside from being a donor, Spence’s political experience is nil, but the Republican Governors Association was intrigued enough to take a meeting. Meanwhile, Kinder’s fundraising ebbed during the third quarter, with the undeclared Republican spending more than he raised.
No word yet on why Catanese ignored the burgeoning Draft Ed Martin movement.