John Hancock voted in as chair of Missouri Republican Party
By Ryan Storz
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The new chairman of the Missouri Republican Party is consultant John Hancock.
The Missouri Republican State Committee during a convention on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to elect Hancock to replace Ed Martin, who is leaving to serve as president of the conservative interest group Eagle Forum.
Fifty of 68 votes went to Hancock.
Hancock has raised concerns about the party's finances as the 2016 elections approach. The party's bank accounts at some points last year held only a few thousand dollars.
Hancock will lead the party as members fight for seats in the U.S. House and Senate, the governorship and other statewide offices in 2016.