CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Andy Martin will not support Mark Kirk

February 4, 2010

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk is a fundamentally immoral individual who is unfit for public office. Martin says he would be insincere and violate any concept of public morality if he supported a candidate who should not be in office. Martin will work to defeat Kirk once the results of the primary are legally certified.

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Thursday February 4th

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will not support Mark Kirk for election

Martin says the Republican Party primary process in which Kirk was selected was fundamentally corrupt and rigged

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THURSDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin calls Mark Kirk a “fundamentally immoral” individual who is unfit to serve in the U. S. Senate

Martin will work to defeat Kirk

(CHICAGO)(February, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Thursday, February 4th to announce he will not support, and will work to defeat, Mark Kirk for U. S. Senator.

“Mark Kirk is a fundamentally immoral individual,” Martin will charge. “He worked to cover-up pedophilia in the U. S House of Representatives and tried to get pedophile Mark Foley to run for reelection. I find Kirk’s behavior sickening.

“Kirk shamelessly lies about and inflates his military record. Kirk’s military falsifications and exaggerations were an issue late in the primary. My advertising attacking Kirk’s abuse of the U.S. Navy uniform was later picked up by a reporter.

“I will continue my Freedom of Information activity to seek the release of Kirk’s hidden military files. There is nothing more despicable than a fraud such as Kirk who seeks to falsify his military service and ‘rip off’ the valor of our men and women in uniform. Kirk is a sick, sick man.

“Kirk should be criminally prosecuted for his military abuses and falsifications.

“The slimy Illinois news media have been Kirk’s accomplices in spreading Kirk’s bogus military claims. In one utterly absurd example in January, Kirk issued a false press releases to the Associated Press, when then uncritically reported Kirk’s lies. Kirk then printed the AP’s lies on his own campaign literature, in effect laundering his lies through the Associated Press. This is journalism? I have posted the U. S. Navy’s response to my earlier FOIA request, in which the Navy could find no records to confirm Kirk’s claim that he ‘served’ in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008. [See http://www.markKirk.us]

“In reality and practicality Kirk has been a visiting congressman who tried to collect a second salary by falsely claiming he was doing ‘double duty.’

“In endorsing Mark Kirk, left-wing Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg called Kirk a ‘new Dick Durbin’ and Richard Daley’s favorite Republican. Is this what Republicans really want? Another Durbin? A Daley Republican? Is Kirk part of the corrupt bipartisan Combine, or what?

“Finally, Kirk bribed the Republican Party with $50,000 in cash to rig the primary in his favor. The ‘election’ was a travesty. Cash-and-carry democracy is not democracy at all. It is Washington Beltway corruption and control of our local electoral process. Kirk used the Republican Party’s apparatus as his own campaign machinery. When a primary is rigged, the candidates that emerge from that process are not entitled to party loyalty.

“I will not support Kirk. I will work to defeat Mark Kirk. He is a fundamentally immoral individual.

“I plan to support all of the other members of the Illinois Republican ticket.”

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February 4th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN: Thursday, February 4th 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will not support and will work to defeat Mark Kirk. Martin calls Kirk “immoral.”

MEDIA CONTACT:(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
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Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Illinois Republican Primary a potential disaster for the Party

February 4, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin emerges as the big winner. Both the corrupt bipartisan “Combine” and so-called “conservatives” suffer near-death experiences. Martin offers his counterintuitive analysis of what happened on February 2nd. Although Republican Party bravado claims “Illinois is next,” Illinois is still last. The media continue to be fascinated with Andy’s advertising operations, http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy

ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com
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http://www.MarkKirk.us

February 3, 2010

Dear Republican:

To all of you who voted for me, supported me and encouraged me in the primary I am deeply appreciative. Thank you.

You are probably wondering what happened in the election yesterday. The usual blather from the liberal media conceals, not reveals, the truth. I was the big winner. The corrupt bipartisan “Combine” and the so-called “conservative” wing of the Republican Party were both big losers. Surprised at my conclusions? Let me explain. After a little reflection I think you’ll agree with my analysis.

First, let me take you behind the scenes of my own campaign.

I. Andy’s team prepares to run a primary campaign

The biggest problem we faced during the campaign was a corrupt Republican Party leadership that was trying to rig the primary for Mark Kirk. Beginning on August 20th the resident thug Randy Pollard refused to let me speak at Republican Day in Springfield. The adulterous “legal counsel” of the party, Brian Sheahan, tried to harass me at the State Fair. On and on it went. A circuit judge had to order them to stop harassing me.

In preparing an advertising campaign, we faced a major problem. Because of the large number of anti-Kirk candidates (5), we felt that any ads we ran could help the other candidates as much as my ads helped me. I don’t know if Kirk “salted” candidates in the primary to split up the opposing vote but it sure looks that way. But even if all of the other four candidates were genuine, they were dividing the Kirk opposition vote five ways. Not good for me.

Finally, in mid-December we reached the moment of truth. If we ran no ads, or only generic ads, their impact would be limited. If we ran hard-hitting ads, they might damage Kirk but benefit all of his opponents.

Negative ads work best in a two-person race. If you hammer your opponent successfully, voters switch to you because there is nowhere else to go. If you hammer one of five candidates, people may decide to vote against the target candidate but then support one of the other opponents. We took the risk of running hard-hitting ads because only aggressive anti-Kirk ads could break through the media fog of unabashed support for the Kirkster. In other words, we ran hard-hitting ads because practically speaking we had no other option but to take the risk of helping Kirk’s other opponents as well.

II. Andy’s ads start hitting Kirk with the truth

On December 28th we began bombarding Kirk with the truth. Pat Brady immediately tried to smear me. As he did through the campaign, Brady was actually working against Kirk’s interests. During the next month we exposed Kirk as both a personal and political fraud. Kirk did nothing while a pedophile, Mark Foley, roamed the House of Representatives importuning the children who work there as pages. Kirk was part of the pedophilia cover-up.

Kirk shamelessly inflates his military credentials. We exposed his fraudulent military claims. Each of my commercials was meticulously documented. We exploded the false image of Kirk that the media were feeding Republican voters.

Unfortunately for me, the attacks on Kirk also energized his other opponents to think they had a chance of winning the primary. One candidate attacked my ads publicly and then used Paul Caprio to distribute the same material privately. My ads took Kirk down from what might have been a blowout victory and dropped him into an embarrassing situation where almost half of the Republican Party’s primary base voted against him.

III. Is Kirk really a winner?

Half the primary electorate voted against Kirk despite media claims that his opponents lacked the resources to run an effective campaign. So, if your five opponents lack any money, and only one of them runs broadcast ads on a limited basis (me,) and the rest run no ads or virtually no ads (Hughes) how can that farcical imbalance be deemed an electoral victory?

“Winners” emerge from real contests, not from lopsided and rigged campaigns where everything is fixed in advance and half the voters still reject the favorite. Kirk was a big loser on February 2d. Don’t believe the media and the Pat Brady-inspired lies to the contrary.

IV. Republicans saw a similar situation in the gubernatorial primary

The same thing that happened to me, where my advertising either benefited or encouraged other candidates, also happened in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Senator Bill Brady lacked the money to run ads in the Chicago TV market. In the closing days of the primary, Andy McKenna began to run ads attacking Kirk Dillard for his 2008 support of Barack Obama.

Although McKenna was trying to knock off Dillard so McKenna himself would win, McKenna was not strong enough to reach the top. Instead, McKenna’s attacks on Dillard appear to have had the unintended consequence of nominating Bill Brady.

That’s what happens when you run attack ads in a multi-primary candidate. Your ads could end up benefiting someone other than yourself. In the governor’s race, it is clear that McKenna’s attacks were the little extra needed to cut down Dillard so Brady could eke out a victory. I am sure that is not the outcome McKenna wanted.

V. So-called “pro-family” conservatives became a laughingstock

Patrick Hughes hired Paul Caprio to “bag” endorsements for his flatulent senatorial candidacy. Caprio created the bogus “STOP” campaign as a fig leaf to promote Hughes. Christian conservatives were invited in August to attend a “screening” meeting that Caprio had rigged in advance in favor of Hughes. From the first day he announced, when he claimed he had $400,000 in “commitments,” Pat Hughes was a liar and a loser.

In the closing days of the primary Hughes was shoveling conservative “endorsements” out the door. Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Conservative “this” and Conservative “that.” In the end he had a long list of “endorsements” but none of them actually campaigned for him. On Election Day he could not break 20%. Hughes will go down in history as the man that blew a half million dollars without ever running a single broadcast ad. But his chauffeur was paid $10,000.

Now Hughes is supporting “party unity” and, no surprise, Paul Caprio has his palm out to be greased again. And they call themselves Christians. The “pro-family” movement was exposed as a bunch of incompetent, conspiratorial blowhards. Jack Roeser, who funds almost all of these weenies, lost three out of four campaigns and attacked the only genuine conservative who ran an honest campaign (me). Roeser is another imperious joker.

VI. Where do I go from here?

I will be taking time off and going on vacation. Lots of things get put on hold when you become involved in a statewide race.

I was interviewed in December by NBC News for a special program to air on MSNBC in March. I still can’t tell you what the program is about, because they were never clear, but no doubt I will continue to be a national figure in the anti-Obama movement.

I have blocked out ten days in April to return to Hawai’i to do continuing research on Barack Obama’s origins. I don’t yet know if the sponsorship for the trip will be available.

Locally, before I leave I plan to announce an anti-Mark Kirk effort. Kirk and his supporter Pat Brady ran a dirty campaign and they will not receive my support. I urged Brady to stop the dirty tricks, so the party could unite after the primary. Brady refused. The party will not unite. By comparison, the Democrats that voted for various U. S. Senate candidates will all support the winner.

In the Republican Party, the Republicans who voted against Kirk in the primary will not support him in the general election. Had Brady run a fair and honest primary, I was prepared to support the winner of the primary, as I have in the past. But because Brady is just as crooked as the rest of the sleazy people in the Republican Party’s leadership, Brady has forfeited party unity.

Summing up, the bipartisan “Combine” of corruption was a big loser. The candidates closest to the Combine did not win yesterday. And instead of having a gubernatorial winner, Republicans temporarily have two “winners” who are going to have to fight it out until one of them is acknowledged as the undisputed nominee. Not good. No one has and idea how long that could go on.

In the senate race, because Pat Brady ran a dirty campaign and poisoned the process, he has a candidate, Kirk, who is popular with the media but who was rejected by almost half of the Republican base. To me, that rejection is not a good sign. Kirk may have drawn Quislings like Pat Hughes and John Arrington to his “unity” breakfast on Wednesday, but neither of them has much to offer a statewide campaign. There is no unity when half the candidates refuse to appear with the “winner.” As Kirk’s homosexual Praetorian Guard takes working control of the Republican Party the “rumors” about Kirk will become shriller and more insistent.

As for me, with the limited resources available to my campaign we did a good job of telling the truth about Mark Kirk and stopping the media from completely stealing the senate primary. I feel good about my efforts. That’s why I believe I am a big winner. I live to fight another day for truth, justice and the American way.

As always,

Andy

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P. S. I’m not asking for a recount. The primary was rigged from start to finish.

Andy Martin: a passion for public service and public integrity. Please vote February 2nd

February 2, 2010

Andy Martin recalls forty years of public service to the people of Illinois, and promises a renewed passion to rebuild the Illinois economy. Martin makes an appeal for votes in the February 2nd Illinois Republican primary.

ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

February 2, 2010

Dear Republican:

Now it’s up to you. Please vote. We need every vote. We need the votes of your family and friends. Just two years ago in the U. S. Senate primary I received nearly a quarter of a million votes (240,548). That was a presidential year when turnouts are traditionally higher. But if we could get everyone who voted for me in 2008 to vote for me in 2010, we could win the U. S. Senate nomination and change the politics of this state.

Monday we completed a 700-mile trip across the State of Illinois. We met with both media and ordinary citizens. The response from local Republicans was always enthusiastic.

All of the Republican senate candidates have adopted roughly similar platforms. All of them claim to oppose gun control. All of them claim to oppose abortion. One candidate calls himself as “Reagan conservative.” Puuuulease. All of us are Reagan conservatives. No candidate has a monopoly on President Reagan.

So why vote for me?

In one word: passion.

As campaigns wear on, candidate stock speeches often get stale. But I don’t have a stock speech. Every speech I give every day is new, fresh, original.

My opponents look at politics as a vocation, a business, a profit-making venture. I consider the opportunity for public service a call to arms, a call to action, a call to passion.

Ever since I began fighting local corruption as a young law student at the University of Illinois, my passion for corruption-fighting and for public integrity has distinguished me from my competitors. Over forty years ago a background check found that I was a leading conservative and a staunch opponent of the New Left. No other “conservative” Republican has my forty-year record to offer you as a starting point for service in the U. S. Senate.

Most candidates go through the motions with little emotional investment in the outcome. Voters want “jobs?” They discuss jobs. They deliver what the public appears to want. They use polls to test their responses.

I don’t need a poll to tell me our nation is under attack; our values, our way of life, our economic system are under attack from Democrats in Washington and Springfield. I see Illinois cities hurting. I see politicians profiting while the people are impoverished. I see Illinois futures dying and children leaving.

I promise you a passionate defense of American values. I promise you a passionate attack on the economic problems that confront Illinois. My plan to use high-speed passenger rail development to jump start economic development is a commitment I believe in.

Over thirty years ago my passion for the people of Rockford and Winnebago led me to answer a call to help local residents fight for better transportation. We went to the Governor’s office to protest cuts in Highway 51. I proposed we create a new Interstate highway. My efforts culminated in the construction of Interstate 39.

Yesterday I drove on I-39. My concept had been turned into concrete. My dreams had been realized. I saw an incredible stream of trucks carrying commerce across the state. How would we have accomplished the same goals if the opponents of I-39 had succeeded? My passion carried the day. Today the highway I helped create delivers the goods.

Now I have to ask for some of your passion. The forces of corruption and inertia are in control of both political parties. Politicians become more and more powerful as our state teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. I need your passion, your commitment, your energy to vote for me.

Please vote for real change, not hollow promises. Please vote for a proven champion who has delivered real results. Please vote for the future of today’s children and grandchildren. We cannot fail. We cannot tire. We must succeed to save Illinois from the forces of corruption and calamity.

Together we can succeed. Together we can build high-speed rail into a major new economic engine of this state. Together we can preserve our home towns and expand economic prosperity to every corner of this state. Together.

I am ready to serve you in Washington.

So vote. Please vote for our future. Vote for a better and brighter future. Vote for the future of this great state of Illinois. I need your vote.

My pledge is a simple one. To follow God’s plan for us. The Prophet Micah (6:8) says that we must “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” That is my promise to you.

If we band together as a team, our votes collectively can become a powerful force in Illinois politics. Your vote is needed and appreciated, today. I ask you again for your vote. Thank you.

As always,

Andy

SUNDAY NEWS CONFERENCE-BELVIDERE: Andy Martin promises a “Rockford (Ill.) Rail Revolution”

January 31, 2010

“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will charge at a Sunday (today) Belvidere news conference that the Rockford area would not have been ignored for federal stimulus funding if he had been in Washington. “The Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson region needs a Washington fighter, not another Washington insider,” Martin says. “My principal opponent Mark Kirk was said by the Chicago Sun-Times today (Sunday) to be hiding in a ‘bunker.’ If Kirk is hiding now, what will he be like after he is elected? My political activism spearheaded the development of I-39,” Martin notes. “Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties need a vigorous advocate, not losers of the Quinn-Durbin variety. If Durbin can’t deliver for Illinois with his stooge in the White House, what is he going to do when Republicans take over in November?” Martin will state. Martin will also speak to Boone County Republicans at a Lincoln Day Luncheon. Martin promises to “Deliver for Downstate”

BELVIDERE NEWS CONFERENCE: Sunday January 31st

“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says passenger rail should run through Belvidere, not Genoa

Martin says that Governor Quinn’s Saturday promises were a response to the embarrassing loss of federal funds.

Martin says that although both parties have failed Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson, he will fight for the area in Washington

Martin is credited by the Chicago Tribune with spearheading the creation of I-39 in the 1970’s

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUNDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN BELVIDERE

Andy Martin says Durbin and Quinn have failed to deliver for Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties

Martin says that high-speed rail, not Toonerville Trolleys to Dubuque, should be the first priority

Martin says high-speed rail would tie Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties to O’Hare and the Chicago area, creating a local economic boom

Andy promises to “Deliver for Downstate”

MARTIN HAS THE ONLY CAMPAIGN WEB SITE WITH A SPECIAL LINK SUPPORTING HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE

(CHICAGO)(January 31, 2010) “Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Belvidere (Boone County) news conference Sunday, January 31st to promise that he will lead a “Rockford Rail Revolution” when he becomes United States Senator. Martin says that Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson leaders have failed abysmally.

At his news conference Martin will brandish “studies” from as long as ten years ago to show the complete impotence of local representatives of both parties to move forward with rail service.

“Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties have lacked an effective voice in the U. S. Senate. Dick Durbin has proven to be totally ineffective, even with his pet rock in the White House,” Martin says. “Pat Quinn? Don’t ask. If I had been in Washington the Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson area would not have been shut out of stimulus funding and high-speed rail cash. No one is going to run over me.

“I favor a ‘Manhattan Project’-style simultaneous design and build high-speed rail program to get America moving and get Illinois ‘on the right track, not the side track.’ Trains in staid Great Britain already go 200 miles an hour. Why should Americans be satisfied with less than half that, a decade from now?

“Governor Quinn’s face-saving promise Saturday to deliver Illinois capital funds for rail service is only a desperate, last-minute pre-primary device to stave off the embarrassment of having failed to deliver for Illinois.

“I believe that high-speed rail can only come through Belvidere to Rockford and Freeport. We want to connect an existing corridor of economic activity that can benefit from high-speed connections to the O’Hare and Chicago economies. We need to integrate Rockford Airport into the Chicago regional economy. What is in Genoa?

“Three decades ago I spearheaded the effort to upgrade Highway 51 into an Interstate highway. I have proven I can produce results. Illinois is falling further and behind other states. Dick Durbin is an effective stooge for labor racketeers and other special interests. But he has failed to deliver for ordinary Illinoisans. I will.

“I have the only campaign website [www.AndyforUSSenator.com] with a separate web page showcasing my commitment to high-speed train service [www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com].

“In the Republican primary I am ‘primarily’ running against Mark Kirk, a man who doesn’t even know where ‘downstate’ is. The Chicago Sun-Times reports today that Kirk is hiding in a ‘bunker’ somewhere, maybe to avoid my ‘Bunker Busters.’

“I am not going to Washington to be an insider. I am going to represent the people of Illinois. Kirk can’t deliver his own presence in Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson. How is he going to deliver for the struggling economy of this region?

“High-speed rail. High-speed rail. High-speed rail. This region needs access to the national economy. We need to make Rockford Airport part of the national economy, not a leftover stopover. I will deliver that connection as U. S. Senator. I-39 shows I will ‘Deliver for Downstate.’ Has any Republican shown they can do better?

“We need hard-hitting bi-partisan competition in Washington, not a one—party government. I am the only candidate in either party with a long track record of fighting for ordinary citizens.”

Martin is making his last stop in the area before Tuesday’s primary.

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January 31st Belvidere news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Belvidere Community Center, 111 W. 1st Street, Belvidere
(Lincoln Day Luncheon)

WHEN:

Sunday, January 31st 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
promises to lead a “Rockford Rail Revolution” bringing high-speed passenger rail service to Belvidere, Rockford and Freeport.

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
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[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Chicago News Conference: Andy Martin calls Pat Hughes “disgraceful” candidate

January 30, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin responds to a request by so-called “pro-family” leaders to withdraw by suggesting that their candidate, Patrick Hughes, be the one to exit the senate primary. Martin ridicules “Imperial” Hughes for paying a personal chauffer $10,000 while running out of money to pay for broadcast advertising. “This man is going to ‘balance the budget,’” Andy asks. “Hughes can’t even manage his own campaign budget.”

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Saturday January 30th

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes should withdraw as a Senate candidate

Martin says that Hughes has run a “disgraceful, disingenuous and dishonorable” campaign

Martin says Hughes’ “$10,000 chauffer” was emblematic of a ridiculous campaign

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin calls on Patrick Hughes to withdraw as a senate candidate after Hughes’ “disgraceful, disingenuous and dishonorable” campaign

Martin notes Hughes spent a half million dollars of campaign funds on luxuries such as a $10,000 chauffer but never aired a single broadcast ad

Martin says Hughes fraudulent list of “endorsements” this week was a disgrace to the political process

(CHICAGO)(January 30, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Saturday, January 30th to ridicule Patrick Hughes’ latest request that other candidates withdraw in favor of Hughes. Martin will counter that Hughes has run a “disgraceful and dishonorable” campaign and should himself withdraw.

“From the first day Hughes announced, Patrick Hughes has been lying, dissembling, misrepresenting and exaggerating his resources to Illinois Republicans,” Martin will state. “Having offered Illinoisans and campaign contributors a pack of lies, it is Mr. Hughes himself who should withdraw.

“His campaign has now run out of cash without ever running any broadcast advertising.

“On August 20th when he announced as a candidate, Hughes said he had ‘commitments’ of $400,000. He never even raised a large fraction of that amount. At the gitgo, Hughes was lying. There were no ‘commitments.’

“Hughes spent six months exaggerating, and running a grossly incompetent campaign. Hughes had no money for broadcast advertising but found $10,000 in campaign cash for a personal chauffer:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-hughes-senate-campaign-spends.html

“Hughes was the ‘imperial’ candidate, driving around the state with his chauffer while being unable to raise funds or rouse supporters.

“Hughes said Mike Ditka was on his Finance Committee. Ditka never served on any such committee. Hughes did manage to extort a lukewarm ‘endorsement’ out of Ditka after Ditka was embarrassed by his own confusion and malapropism.

“During the past few days, Hughes has cemented his status as one of the most dishonest candidates in Illinois political history. He falsely claimed that some Republican Party officials had endorsed him. They denied Hughes’ claim:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-hughes-senate-campaign.html

“Throughout Hughes six-month charade, so-called ‘pro-family’ poseurs have encouraged and endorsed Hughes after every embarrassment and disaster. But these so-called leaders never generated any significant financial support for Hughes.

“Hughes has been a world-class namedropper. He shamelessly drops the names of State House Republican leader Tom Cross and State Senator Kirk Dillard. He claimed that Richard Perle was his ‘adviser’ but Perle never appeared anywhere to confirm that fact. He claimed to have the endorsement of talk show hosts, but in one case that endorsement (Mark Levin) disappeared from the radio host’s web site. None of these people hosted a fundraiser or did anything commensurate with Hughes claims of ‘support and endorsement.’ The only person Hughes has not claimed an endorsement from Lady Gaga.

“Sadly, Hughes proved himself to be a complete chumbolone. Everyone took him to the cleaners. He hired a $10,000 ‘chauffer.’ He paid out tens of thousands of dollars in staff salaries. But he never aired a single broadcast ad. Instead, he ran a handful of cable TV advertisements as a face-saving gesture.

“Hughes promised Jack Roeser he would dump Paul Caprio, but failed to do so. Caprio collected another check from Hughes in the recent financial forms. Roeser’s own mascots, John Biver and Doug Ibendahl, have shamelessly promoted Hughes. For what?

“Illinois Review? The ‘Crossroads of the Chumbolone Community?’ The IR weenies have been in overdrive over Hughes.

“I am the only candidate who can stand up to Barack Obama. I am the only candidate who has stood up to the crooked Republican Party leadership in Illinois and exposed Mark Kirk as a military masquerader and worse.

“Unlike Hughes, who has been badgering his opponents to withdraw for months, with a conspicuous lack of success, I would never ask another candidate to withdraw.

“When this primary is over, the false prophets of the so-called pro-family movement need to do some deep soul-searching about their misguided role in the primary. They met in secret last summer to endorse Hughes, after cash changed hands. They took their Thirty Pieces of Silver and delivered their endorsements. Phyllis Schlafly did not even know she had endorsed Hughes, raising a cloud over her own mental competence to be a leader of Illinois voters from a residence in Missouri. I could go on, but you get the point.

“Hughes greased palms from Chicago to Washington, and it got him nothing but a lot of empty promises and hollow endorsements.

“We still have time to unify against Kirk, and to work on a united basis against the Democrats. If voters want to join me, I am prepared to lead,” Martin will state. “Hughes is no leader. He proved to be the Sad Sack of the so-called pro-family movement.”
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Andy Martin
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611-4723

January 28, 2010

Dear Mr. Martin,

As leaders of many of the pro-family groups in this state, we want to thank you for your willingness to put your personal life on hold in order to run for Senate. We know it is a sacrifice and we are grateful to you for that.

We have a common purpose. We all love our country and our state and are concerned about the moral and fiscal chaos we’ve seen at home and in the nation’s capitol. We are certain your motivation to get in this race was to change that.

But we ask you now to consider doing something difficult in the best interest of the state and the nation. Patrick Hughes is the only conservative candidate who has enough support to beat the very liberal and well-funded Mark Kirk. Even if we can unite conservative voters in the state, it will still be an uphill battle. But it is certain that Mark Kirk will prevail if all current candidates remain in the race.

We implore you to drop out of the race and throw your support behind Patrick Hughes as soon as possible. We are asking Kathleen Thomas, Judge Don Lowery and John Arrington to do the same. As it stands now, we will be doomed to yet another Democratic victory in the fall if we don’t have a strong conservative candidate to face them in November. Voters will stay home if Mark Kirk wins.

If you will do this, we as family leaders in the state will remember your demonstration of selflessness in this race in the future.

If you can respond to this letter, we will send out a press release praising you for this move. Voters won’t forget what you did.

With respect….sincerely,

Phyllis Schlafly Founder and President of Eagle Forum*
David Smith Director of the Illinois Family Institute*
Sandy Rios President of Culture Campaign*
Ralph Rivera Director of Illinois Citizens for Life PAC*
Bob Van Den Bosch Founder of Concerned Christian Americans*

*Organizations and titles for the purposes of identification only

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January 30th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Saturday, January 30th 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls on his opponent Patrick Hughes to withdraw after Hughes’ “disgraceful, disingenuous and dishonorable campaign”

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Obama drops homosexual rights “bomb” on the Illinois primary

January 28, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin demands that Mark Kirk announce his stand on Barack Obama’s proposal to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. With the Illinois primary only hours away, Barack Obama has dropped an unexpected ‘bomb’ on Obama’s favorite Republican, senate frontrunner Mark Kirk. Patrick Hughes has also been skittish about gay issues. Martin is demanding answers. Martin supports continuation of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin set to challenge Mark Kirk at Effingham County Republican Party Lincoln day Dinner: tell Obama to drop repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

Martin says every Republican candidate for U. S. Senator should take a firm and public stand against Obama’s promise to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin also set to challenge Patrick Hughes, who has been afraid to address homosexual issues: “Where do you stand on repeal of Don’t ask, don’t tell?’”

Martin calls Mark Kirk “the darling little boy of the homosexual lobby”

Martin says no one has a “right” to serve in the military

(NEW YORK)(January 28, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will throw down the gauntlet to Mark Kirk, Patrick Hughes and other Republican candidates at the Effingham County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday evening when he uses some of his allotted speaking time to say: “Tell Barack Obama to drop his efforts to repeal ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’”

“One of the disclosures that came out of the recent controversy about my advertising involving Mark Kirk’s private life was the unanimous declaration by homosexual activists and media that Mark Kirk was ‘their guy,’ Martin says. “Well, is Kirk the ‘guy’ of the gay lobby? Republican primary voters have a right to know. On the eve of the Illinois primary, Barry Obama has thrown down the gauntlet. I propose that we throw it right back at him. There is no need to change the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. The policy strikes an appropriate balance between the right to privacy and the right to military unit cohesion and decorum. The last thing we need to do in the middle of a war is invite the gay lobby to start filing discrimination lawsuits against our men and women in uniform. Recruitment will suffer. A lot of parents are not going to want to send their kids into a gay-orchestrated military environment.

“Likewise, Patrick Hughes has been afraid to tackle the controversy over gay rights. Well here is Hughes’ chance to tell his supporters where he stands.

“I challenge Kirk and every other Republican to tell Obama ‘No: do not repeal ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’’ I am sure the Associated Press reporter who covers Mark Kirk like a cheap blanket, Deanna Bellandi, can get the Kirkster on the phone. Let’s find out what the little critter has to say about his friend Obama’s latest ‘bomb.’ Let Kirk tell his admirers in the gay community he is against allowing gays to serve openly in the military.

“The issue is not homosexual rights. Homosexuals deserve the very same protection of the law as every other American. They are entitled to the same full protection of the law.

“Unlike Kirk, I do not have a military commission; but I do have an Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Air Force Reserves.

“But unlike Kirk, who fantasizes that he is the greatest ‘fighter’ since Genghis Khan, I have actually been in combat, in the jungle, and in many other precarious military situations. A war zone, a battlefield, a combat unit is no place for political correctness or sexual politics. Not even the kind of ‘fantasy’ war zones Kirk claims to be ‘fighting’ in.

“Obama is wrong. Conservative Republicans are right on this issue. Will Illinois Republicans stand up, despite the homosexual staff operating under State Chairman Pat Brady, with John McGovern acting as the Party’s de facto state executive director, and condemn repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell?’ I will pose that question Thursday evening in Effingham.

“Will Deanna Bellandi call Kirk to find out where he stands? Or is the Kirkster still in hiding? Republican primary voters want to know.”

“Of course, I have a ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ complaint pending against Kirk at the Navy Department. In a sense, Kirk has been boxed in by his own supporters and his own hypocrisy.”

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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

All Aboard! Andy Martin whistle-stops across Illinois

January 28, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will whistle-stop across eastern and central Illinois Thursday, January 28th campaigning in Chicago, Kankakee, Champaign, Mattoon and Effingham for his plan to build a “21st Century” high-speed passenger rail network. Martin will ridicule Barack Obama’s “19th Century” proposal to marginally increase train speeds. Martin says Obama’s timidity will never create jobs or stimulate the economy. Martin favors a “Manhattan Project”-style campaign to “design and build” new high-speed rail networks on an emergency basis. “We must have a ‘fierce urgency of now’ to build major public improvements (where have we heard that phrase before?),” Martin says, “not a lackadaisical plan to spend billions on worthless incremental improvements.” Martin favors competitive bidding and private sector control of the new “land grant” program to rebuild America’s transportation network. Warren Buffet: are you listening? Martin will also slap his opponents Mark Kirk and Patrick Hughes for being political frauds.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin slams Obama’s “Toonerville trolley” plan for “hy-speed’ trains. Martin backs a 21st century high-speed rail plan for Illinois and the Midwest

Martin says Obama’s “hy-speed’ proposal shortchanges Illinois and the Midwest

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THURSDAY NEWS CONFERENCES IN CHICAGO, KANKAKEE, CHAMPAIGN, MATTOON AND EFFINGHAM

Andy Martin says Illinois needs a “21st Century” high-speed rail system, not Barack Obama’s “19th century” improvements

Martin calls for a “Manhattan Project”-style emergency building program

Martin renews his charges that Mark Kirk and Patrick Hughes are political frauds

(CHICAGO)(January 28, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a series of news conferences across eastern and central Illinois to slam Barack Obama for a “hy-speed” rail proposal that only marginally increases train speeds.

“Obama is proposing improvements to a 19th century system,” Martin says. “We need a ‘Manhattan project’-style program to build a 21st century high-speed rail network in Illinois and parts of the Midwest.

“A 21st century high-speed rail plan would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. If we proceed on an emergency basis with a simultaneous ‘design and build’ approach, we can start building within months.

“What does high-quality high-speed rail cost in the long run? Zero. The added value to our economy, the added real estate values in communities along the high-speed rail network would pay for the system.

“Property in Kankakee would skyrocket if there was a high-speed train to the loop in thirty minutes. Champaign? One hour. People could commute from Champaign to Chicago. Mattoon and Effingham? One and a half hours. Carbondale? Two and a half hours. By comparison, Obama’s plan to spend billions on worthless improvements to a broken system would add little value to the economy. It’s typical Barry Obama: too little, too late, too timid. Thank God this guy is not Commander-in-Chief.

“High speed rail would tie this state and region together. People could live in their homes and commute to central cities. Our children would no longer have to move to the coasts to find excitement and economic opportunity.

“America’s private enterprise built the ‘war machine’ that saved the world in World War II. Private enterprise can save America in 2010 if we will only have the courage to think big thoughts and invest in our economic future,” Martin says. “This is not a Republican thing or a Democratic thing. This is an American thing.” Martin holds an Economics degree from the University of Illinois.

Martin says all of his opponents in both parties lack the vision and courage to propose major infrastructure investments.

Martin will also slam Mark Kirk and Patrick Hughes as political pretenders who are lying to the people of Illinois.

Martin will attend the Effingham County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday evening at the Effingham Knights of Columbus Hall.

Media are welcome to join our trip transportation.
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January 28th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin whistle-stops across Illinois opposing Barack Obama’s “19th century” “hy-speed” train proposal. Martin backs an emergency “21st Century” plan to create jobs and economic development across Illinois

#1 WHERE AND WHEN:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago
Thursday, January 28, 2010 7:00 A.M.

#2 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:00 A.M.

#3 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 45 E. University Avenue, Champaign (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:00 A.M.

#4 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 1718 Broadway Street, Mattoon (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:00 P.M.

#5 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 401 W. National Avenue, Effingham (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:00 P.M.

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Mark Kirk will destroy Illinois Republican Party

January 25, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin predicts that the nomination of Mark Kirk will prove to be a debacle for Illinois Republicans and conservatives in particular. Martin says that Kirk’s gay “advisers” delivered Congress to the Democrats in 2006. Martin says the pro-Kirk liberal media bias is overwhelming. Kirk has purchased Republican Party leaders’ support with a cash donation of $50,000.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says that Republican leaders now concede the senate primary is a two-man race

Martin says that Mark Kirk’s nomination for U. S. Senator would bring homosexual control of the Illinois Republican Party

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says that Republican leaders have finally confirmed the senate primary is a race between Martin and Mark Kirk

Martin says that he is battling overwhelming media bias. The liberal media in Illinois want to “bury” conservatives

Martin lays down a challenge for Republican primary voters: will homosexual activists such as Mark Kirk’s “adviser” John McGovern assume complete control of the Republican Party?

(CHICAGO)(January 25, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, January 25th to challenge Republican voters: if Mark Kirk wins the primary, homosexuals led by John McGovern will assume complete control of the Illinois Republican Party.

Martin says that conservative leaders are “playing with fire” by “playing along” with the doomed campaign of Patrick Hughes and other “vanity candidates.” Martin says that Mark Kirk, John McGovern and their associates will bury Illinois conservatives if Kirk wins the senate nomination.

“Last week State Chairman Pat Brady attacked all of Mark Kirk’s opponents. Brady’s language could not have been clearer: http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/
illinoisreview/2010/01/the-dump-mark-kirk-question.html

“But Brady then backtracked and falsely claimed he had only been attacking me:
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/
2010/01/il-gop-chairman-brady-clarifies-dump-mark-kirk-comments.html

“Why the reversal?

“Brady and the liberal media are focusing their attacks on me for one reason: I am the only candidate with a credible campaign to defeat Mark Kirk. I carried or nearly carried forty-five counties two years ago; I received nearly a quarter of a million votes. I am the only Republican candidate who has ever run statewide before.

“I am all that stands between Republican primary voters and assumption of complete control of the party by Republican homosexual activists. John McGovern was one of Dennis Hastert’s gay lieutenants. Then he was a Kirk ‘adviser.’ Them McGovern helped cover-up the pedophilia of Mark Foley. All of these individuals deny they are gay. But it is strange how all of them keep turning up on each other’s plates. And how they are always linked to the same sexual innuendoes.

“The media are trying to steal this election. Only my campaign advertising, literally ‘advertising’ the truth to Republican primary voters, has preserved the semblance of an election. Political pretenders such as Patrick Hughes are about to inflict a serious and possibly fatal injury on Illinois conservatives. The vanity candidates will siphon enough votes in the primary to nominate Kirk. The result will be the death of the Illinois Republican Party.

“Carol Marin and other flacks for Kirk pretend that Kirk’s nomination will lead to a ‘competitive’ senate election in November. Precisely the opposite is true. Kirk’s nomination will be the final nail in the coffin of Illinois Republicans.

“Channel 5 has become a virtual campaign headquarters for Kirk. They even show pictures of an unidentified woman in red with Kirk, the same type of woman in red I used to see on Mark Foley’s arm. It’s a scam, and the media are perpetrating the scam in conjunction with Kirk, John McGovern and the other Beltway hypocrites.

“Republican primary voters have one week to come their senses. A vote for one of my opponents is a vote for Kirk. A vote for Kirk is a vote to turn the Republican Party over to control of John McGovern and his homosexual operators. It’s that plain. These same individuals destroyed Dennis Hastert, sabotaged the Republican Party and turned Congress over to the Democrats in 2006. The consequences of Kirk’s nomination will be that destructive for the conservative movement,” Martin will charge. “My campaign will continue to fight right down to the last minute when the polls close. I will not abandon either the principles of Abraham Lincoln or the party of Lincoln.”

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January 25th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Monday, January 25, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Republican Party leaders confirm the senate primary is a two-man race

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
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Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin appeals for campaign contributions to defeat RINO Mark Kirk

January 21, 2010

Martin’s appeal says: “Barack Obama does not want Andy Martin in the U. S. Senate. That’s why you do.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says his advertising team beat their own schedule. His new anti-Kirk/Obama ad begins running statewide today

Martin’s new ad links Mark Kirk to Barack Obama

Martin is making a nationwide fund appeal to defeat Barack Obama’s favorite Republican, senate candidate Mark Kirk

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

January 21, 2010

Dear American:

Barack Obama does not want Andy Martin in the U. S. Senate. That’s why you do.

How would you like to send Barack Obama a message that will shake the rafters of the White House? Donate to my campaign.

Barack Obama is quietly supporting my primary opponent, Mark Kirk. Kirk is Obama’s favorite Republican. Kirk supports the complete Obama agenda: cap and trade, gun control, hate crimes, internet restrictions, abortion, etc. You name it; Kirk and Obama are two peas in a pod.

If I win the Illinois primary Tuesday, February 2nd, it will be an event bigger political explosion than Scott Brown’s election.

The hard left is terrified I am going to win. In a recent televised debate, the media impresarios directed almost all of their attacks to my campaign. A hard-left writer recently said “Martin…is a popular figure within far-right Tea party circles…” One of my primary opponents has tried to purchase Tea Party support with cash. My campaign does not engage in “pay-to-play.”

We have the potential to pull off one of the biggest upsets in American political history. But we need more money. We need to increase our ad budget in the closing week. Our new radio ad should be on http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com later tonight.

My nomination would be Barack Obama’s worst nightmare. I have been asking the hard questions about his incomplete résumé for years. Take a look at the Hannity video on my web site. Obama’s crew is desperate to defeat me in the primary.

Please give generously, and give online. Every dollar we receive goes right up on the air. We can scale up our radio campaign overnight; we have a new TV campaign ready to go.

With your help, we can win!

Faithfully,

ANDY

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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

ANDY MARTIN: The next “Massachusetts Message” will be in the Illinois Republican U. S. Senate primary

January 20, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin works overnight to produce new advertising “nationalizing” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary on February 2nd. Martin, known for the Republican Party’s hardest-hitting advertising, is scheduled to produce a new “national” ad Wednesday, January 20th. The anti-Obama ad will start airing across the state Friday, January 22nd. Martin is expanding his fundraising operation to seek contributions nationally in order to defeat the corrupt Illinois Republican Party establishment.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will “nationalize” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary

Martin’s advertising operation is working overnight to produce a new anti-Obama, anti-Kirk ad on Wednesday, January 20th

Martin is developing a national fundraising strategy to carry his message to Illinois voters

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says his advertising team is working “overnight” to produce a new “national” advertising commercial on Wednesday

Martin says that his anti-Obama advertising will start airing statewide on January 22nd

Martin’s advertising agency has a reputation for producing hard-hitting commercials based on original research

Martin’s statewide campaign is “surging” as rival candidates fall by the wayside

(CHICAGO)(January 20, 2010) “Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, January 20th seeking to “nationalize” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary and capitalize on the “Massachusetts Message.”

“We are working all night to produce new advertising on Wednesday that will carry forward Scott Brown’s ‘Massachusetts Message,’” Martin says. “We are tailoring the anti-Obama advertising to a more conservative Illinois Republican primary electorate.

“Our studies of the WLS-TV Channel 7 debate found that Republican voters appreciated my ‘tough’ message. They saw a fighter on TV, not a patsy for liberal media hatchet-men. Our new campaign slogan: ‘Illinois Tough.’

“Without getting into all of our psychographic analysis, we have seen a palpable change on the campaign trail: the more the leftist media attack me, the warmer the Republican Party response. The more the Chicago Republican Party establishment attacks me and supports my opponent, the stronger I become.

“Tuesday evening we received an extraordinarily warm welcome from Winnebago County Republicans. Downstate Republicans know I do my best to attend every downstate function I can. I am the ‘downstate’ Republican candidate for United States Senator.

“The dynamics of the U. S. Senate primary have shifted radically since the WLS-TV debate. One candidate who boycotted the debate lost ground. One candidate who appeared was discredited. As we enter the final days of the campaign, all of my rivals are losing ground. We are gaining.

“In Washington I will partner with Senator Scott Brown to stop the Obama agenda. Republicans want progress. Republicans want reform. I am a reformer and a corruption fighter. But we oppose Barack Obama’s radical agenda: cap and trade taxes, higher income taxes, abortion, gun control, Internet restrictions and a myriad of other extreme proposals Obama is trying to force on the American people. ‘National security’ has become an oxymoron under Obama.

“Illinois Republicans are realizing I have been Barack Obama’s most formidable opponent since my appearance on Sean Hannity’s show in 2008 (got to http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com to see the 2008 video). They sense that Obama is scared of me. They can see I am not afraid of Obama. My ‘secret weapon’ is the biased liberal media that attack me and distort my campaign. Republicans love that I fight back.

“Wednesday we are producing a new ‘national’ advertising campaign. Friday we start airing the campaign across the State of Illinois. February 2nd I will stage an upset victory, win the U. S. Senate nomination and turn politics in this country upside-down. I made this promise on December 28th and step-by-step we are implementing the plan.

“We have an organized and disciplined campaign strategy to win the Republican Party nomination and stun the corrupt Republican Party establishment in Illinois,” Martin says. “My primary campaign will now morph into a ‘national’ campaign to join Senator-elect Scott Brown in defeating the Obama agenda.

“Because we have our own in-house advertising agency, we can react literally overnight. Wednesday we produce; Friday we air.”

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Martin will be in New York Thursday and Friday for radio and TV network interviews.

Martin’s campaign accepts contributions online at http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

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January 20th news conference details:

WHO:

“Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:00 P.M.

WHAT:

“Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin moves to “nationalize” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary with advertising attacks on Barack Obama. Martin is nationally known for creating the Republican Party’s hardest-hitting advertising.

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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