The above is my version of title by Deidre Shesgreen at USA Today.
This is good news! Bannon was considering backing Martin.
While I know little about Hawley, I would venture to guess that Hawley is closer to being a Conservative–especially on illegal immigration/Amnesty–than Martin is. I would also venture to guess that Bannon found out about what has transpired over at the once mighty Eagle Forum since Martin took over as GM there.
Martin (who was the principal figure in the email disappearances controversy that brought down Gov. Matt Blunt for whom he was Chief of Staff) has now failed at runs for Congress and Senate. In those runs, he was backed by the late John Ashcroft, former Texas Governor Rick Perry and other RINOs.
I’ll be reporting more on Hawley here.