The Republican Party is pulling out some big guns to help attorney general candidate Ed Martin. Florida senator Marco Rubio appeared at a private fundraiser in St. Louis during the week of September 17, 2012. On September 24, 2012 Governor Rick Perry of Texas will appear at a business roundtable in Columbia in support of Martin. In addition, the political non-profit, the American Future Fund is pouring $250,000 into Martin’s Campaign to purchase TV advertising. Martin is trying to unseat incumbent Democrat Attorney General Chris Koster in the November election.