The press release: David Cort, a candidate for Missouri’s 30th State Senate District, has announced a formal break from the Republican Party. Cort will run for the Springfield State Senate seat as an Independent… The move leaves Greene County Commissioner Lincoln Hough as the only candidate who has declared for the Republican nomination for this seat… Mike Moon, Republican Representative from the 157th District, said of Cort, “He is a thinker. Dave understands the problems facing our state and will work hard to find appropriate solutions. I look forward to working with Dave Cort in Jefferson City. I must say that this has been a hard decision to make. But I know it’s the right thing to do, it’s the principled thing to do. You cannot identify the Republican Party as part of the problem and then ask to become part of the problem.”
Originally in February 7 MOScout.