Andy Martin asks State GOP counsel to investigate State Chairman

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November 18, 2007

Brien Sheahan, Esq.
5 St. Regis Court
Elmhurst, IL 60126
via fax (866) 796-5676

Re: Andy McKenna illegal and fraudulent use
of Illinois Republican Party resources
in Federal election

Dear Brien:

I held a news conference yesterday in which I indicated Andy McKenna and Steve Sauerberg were violating state and federal election laws by their use of Illinois Republican party resources and instrumentalities.

My understanding is that you serve as General Counsel to the State GOP and in that capacity you advise the state committee as opposed to being McKenna’s personal attorney.

I am in the process of retaining an independent Special Legal Counsel to conduct an investigation on my behalf, based on the documents I have in my possession and other uncontroverted evidence.

I would like to respectfully request that you conduct your own independent investigation of McKenna’s abuses. Federal elections have very strict standards of behavior for state political committees. I understand (and I have acknowledged in public letters) that McKenna as a private individual is free to endorse whom he wants for the senate primary. However, McKenna is not free to use state GOP resources to assist Sauerberg without violating federal law. Likewise, such tactics in a federal election would violate state law as well. Serious issues are presented by McKenna’s conduct.

Out of an abundance of caution and so that you will not be blindsided by this controversy in your own reelection, I am legally advising you of the matter and formally requesting that you conduct an independent investigation on behalf of the committee.

I would also like prompt access to the state party voter vault. Please contact me to make arrangements for access to the voter vault.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have further questions.

Sincerely yours,




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