CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Former presidential hopeful and current Texas Gov. Rick Perry reportedly stumped for Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin over the weekend.
The Southeast Missourian reported that Perry, a Republican, spoke at a rally for Martin in Cape Girardeau Friday. About 200 people attended, according to the newspaper.
"You have the opportunity to turn Missouri cardinal red in this upcoming election," Perry told the crowd, urging them to vote for conservative candidates like Martin.
A graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, Martin specialized in health law and later earned a master's degree in health care ethics.
After law school, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Pasco M. Bowman II of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Immediately following his clerkship, he joined the St. Louis-based law firm Bryan Cave LLC, specializing in commercial litigation.
In 2004, Martin left Bryan Cave and started his own law firm. He specialized in litigation and small business practice.
Two years later, he was appointed as chief of staff to former Gov. Matt Blunt.
Martin will face fellow GOP candidate Adam Warren, a Livingston County prosecutor, in Missouri's Aug. 7 primary.
The winner will face incumbent Chris Koster in the Nov. 6 general election.
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