Archive for January, 2008

Governor Blagojevich dumps Attorney General to defend Andy Martin lawsuit

January 31, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE – TODAY – THURSDAY

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH DUMPS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, HIRES PRIVATE LAW FIRM, TO DEFEND SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN’S LAWSUIT CHALLENGING ILLEGAL RTA FUND TRANSFERS AND BUDGET

(CHICAGO)(January 31, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a sidewalk news conference Thursday, January 31st at 2:00 P.M. to disclose that Governor Rod Blagojevich has dumped the Illinois Attorney General’s office and hired a private law firm to defend the governor in a lawsuit filed by U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin. Taxpayers will foot the bill for Blagojevich’s private law firm.

Martin filed his case in DuPage County Circuit Court. Docket Number 2007 MR 1310.

Martin is challenging Blagojevich’s illegal fund transfers to the RTA, and the RTA’s violation of its governing statute by approving fictitious budgets that do not reflect either economic or accounting reality.

The governor has hired the Elmhurst law firm of Kubiesa, Spiroff, Gosselar to defend him.

“The governor is obviously taking this legal challenge to his authority very seriously,” Martin stated.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE: Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and
Wabash (St. James Cathedral)(indoors at 30 E. Huron if
weather requires), Chicago

WHEN: Thursday, January 31st, 2008 2:00 P.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin discloses Governor Blagojevich
dumps Attorney General to defend Martin’s
lawsuit against illegal RTA expenditures

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. See also AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

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Andy Martin charges that Chicago Board of Election Commissioners lied to U. S. Attorney’s Office over illegal presidential voting favoring Obama

January 30, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE – TODAY

MASSIVE NEW CHICAGO VOTE FRAUD CASE

U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN DISCLOSES THE CHICAGO BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS MAY HAVE LIED TO THE U. S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WHEN IT STATED IT WAS TAKING REMEDIAL MEASURES TO END ILLEGAL VOTING

THE REMEDIAL MEASURES ARE NOT IN EFFECT, MARTIN SAYS HE FOUND WHEN HE EARLY VOTED TODAY

“WHY ARE THE LOCAL NEWS MEDIA SUPPRESSING THIS STORY?” MARTIN ASKS.

BARACK OBAMA, AS WELL AS MARTIN’S OPPONENT, MAY BE RECEIVING THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL VOTES

MARTIN ASKS TO TESTIFY BEFORE COOK COUNTY GRAND JURY

[NOTE: ELECTRONIC COPIES OF THIS RELEASE HAVE DOCUMENTS ATTACHED; DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST]

(CHICAGO)(January 30, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold an informal sidewalk news conference Wednesday, January 30th at 5:00 P.M. to disclose that the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners may have lied to the U. S. Attorney’s office when it stated in a January 16th letter that stylus voting would replace finger voting to end illegal votes that were programmed into the City of Chicago’s voting machines. The illegal voting procedures could cast phony votes for Senator Barack Obama in the presidential primary are still in place.

“I spoke to the attorney for the CBEC moments ago [today, Wednesday], and he seemed surprised that the changes which he premised were not in effect,” Martin stated in announcing his news conference.

“The CBEC’s letter of January 16th said that finger voting was being eliminated and stylus voting would be required. Today, there was not a stylus in sight, and everyone was still using finger voting, which can cast illegal votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary and the Republican Party’s U. S. Senate primary.

“By now, tens of thousands of tainted ballots may have been cast,” Martin stated.

Martin is asking to testify before the Cook County Grand Jury on Friday about these voting irregularities and misleading communications to federal officials.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE: Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and
Wabash (St. James Cathedral)(indoors at 30 E. Huron if
Weather requires), Chicago

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5:00 P.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin says Chicago Board of Election
Commissioners lied to U. S. Attorney’s office, failed
to make voting changes promised in January 16th
letter, illegal voting procedures still in effect

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. See also AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Andy Martin exposes Chicago voting machines are rigged to vote for Barack Obama

January 29, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE

U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN SAYS CHICAGO ELECTION MACHINES HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO RECORD ILLEGAL VOTES FOR BARACK OBAMA AND MARTIN’S OPPONENT, AND NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO DISABLE DEFECTIVE CODE

“WHY ARE THE LOCAL NEWS MEDIA SUPPRESSING THIS STORY?” MARTIN ASKS

THE CHICAGO BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONS ADMITS MACHINES WERE RIGGED TO RECORD ILLEGAL VOTES, BUT NO ONE DOES ANYTHING TO REMOVE THE FAULTY EQUIPMENT

MARTIN TO “EARLY VOTE” AFTER LOOP NEWS CONFERENCE

(CHICAGO)(January 230, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold an informal sidewalk news conference Wednesday, January 30th at 12:30 P.M. in front of the offices of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, 69 W. Washington Street, to warn voters there is no indication that rigged voting machines have actually been reprogrammed.

“The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners (CBEC) sent out hundreds of thousands of postcards showing voters how to use finger voting,” Martin will state. “Then they told their employees to have voters use a stylus to avoid the fixed votes programmed into the machines. But finger voting is still operational. The machines were programmed to illegally record votes for Obama in the Democratic primary and my opponent in the Republican primary, when voters used finger voting. Strange, huh? Different parties, different fixed races.

“In any other city, newspapers would be full of editorials criticizing such lassitude and corruption, breathless TV reports would question the fraud, etc. But in Chicago, vote fraud receives a great big yawn. And they wonder why people hold the mainstream media in contempt and are tuning them out and refusing to buy the product. I guess it is all right to steal votes when Obama is the beneficiary and I am the victim.

“For forty years I have been fighting election fraud in Illinois, and working to end corrupt voting in Chicago. I will keep fighting for good government and reform even if the media want to bury the story,” Martin will state. “On February 6th, everything changes. We are going to end ‘Combine’ control of the election process.”

After his news conference, Martin will proceed to the lower level of 69 W. Washington to “early vote” and, in the process, to confirm if the Election Commission machines are still rigged in favor of his opponent.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE: Sidewalk news conference, 69 W. Washington St.
Downtown Chicago

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:30 P.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin says Chicago news media suppress
illegal votes for Obama and Martin’s opponent;
Andy will also “early vote” to check
rigged Election Commission machines

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. See also AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Media crisis grows as Chicago Sun-Times withholds Sauerberg “Mediscare” tape

January 29, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE

U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN SAYS SAUERBERG MUST WITHDRAW AS CANDIDATE BECAUSE OF HIS “PATTERN OF DECEPTION”

CHICAGO MEDIA CRISIS GROWS AS SUN-TIMES CONCEALS SAUERBERG’S “MEDISCARE TAPE;” MARTIN SAYS SUN-TIMES SHOULD “RELEASE THE TAPE!”

MARTIN SAYS SAUERBERG’S MEDICAL “PLANS” JEOPARDIZE EVERY STATE AND LOCAL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN NOVEMBER

(CHICAGO)(January 29, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a sidewalk news conference Tuesday, January 29th at 2:00 P.M. to call on Steve Sauerberg to withdraw as a candidate because of his “pattern of deception” as a candidate. Martin says that Sauerberg will jeopardize every state and local Republican candidate in Illinois.

Martin also says the Chicago Sun-Times should release Sauerberg’s “Mediscare Tape” and explain why it modified a news story after publication. He will suggest the STNG’s “endorsement” may have influenced “news management.”

“It is time for Mr. Sauerberg to bring down the curtain on his catastrophic and cadaverous campaign for office,” Martin will state. “We now see a recurring pattern of deception in his behavior.

“Originally, Sauerberg proposed a ‘health plan’, which on closer inspection was not a health plan at all. Sauerberg proposed to abolish jury trials only in medical malpractice cases, to protect the assets of wealthy physicians. When I challenged Sauerberg on his proposal, he denied in public that he was advocating a denial of jury trials when such a denial was apparent on the face of his own paperwork. Then, last week at a forum taped by the Illinois Family Institute, Sauerberg was taped repeating his lie. See IllinoisFamily.org for the tape.

“Sauerberg then told the Sun-Times he wanted to abolish Medicare. When I attacked Sauerberg for his latest crackpot scheme, he rescinded his proposal and said he had been ‘misquoted.’ Sauerberg clearly advocated abolishing Medicare and substituting ‘vouchers’ for social insurance. The Sun-Times taped the Sauerberg interview. The public has a right to hear and read a transcript of this taped interview to decide for itself.

“Sauerberg advocated converting Medicare into a welfare program, where means-tested recipients would receive ‘vouchers’ similar to food stamps. I cannot think of anything more degrading or dehumanizing than for our vulnerable senior population to stand in line to receive their Sauerberg ‘health vouchers.’ For shame. Equally shameful is the silence of Republican Party leaders at Sauerberg’s incompetent and malicious plan to strip senior citizens of their dignity and security.

“The ‘deceptive pattern’ which is now evident is that Sauerberg has repeatedly professed to be protecting the public while in reality and on closer inspection he was actually advocating and advancing ‘plans’ that would strip the public of basic protections in our current health care system. What a way to endanger every local and state and federal Republican candidate in November. What hath McKenna wrought?

“What remains to be asked is ‘Why did the Sun-Times change its internal headline on a published Sunday story from Sauerberg’s advocacy of ‘Favors end of Medicare’ to its revised web site of ‘Favors health insurance vouchers?’ Did the respected reporter make a mistake, or did he correctly report Sauerberg’s statements? The public has a right to know, and the newspaper owes a duty of candor and trust to its readers to make full disclosure.

“Is there a conflict of interest because some members of the Sun-Times News Group ‘endorsed’ Sauerberg? Is the newspaper chain trying to avoid embarrassment? We have a full-blown media crisis on our hands. But the tape will resolve the question of who said what. I say: ‘Release The Tape!’

“Republicans are naturally suspicious of the print media. But I have never seen the kind of print media deception and distortion that has occurred in the way liberals have tried to portray Sad Sack Sauerberg as a serious candidate for the nation’s third highest office. Now we have a highly respected newspaper changing headlines, and ‘clarifying’ reports by one of its reporters. It is time for the Sun-Times to ‘come clean,’ or leave the impression that its own staffer Dave Newbart misrepresented Sauerberg’s views. I don’t think that is the case. Truth will tell,” Martin will state. “I think the media are trying to sell Republican voters a ‘designated loser,’ a pig in a poke for Dick Durbin to roast in November”

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE: Sidewalk news conference, Southeast Corner
of Huron & Wabash Streets (St. James Cathedral)
(weather permitting, or inside if necessary)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:00 P.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin says Sauerberg should withdraw as
candidate after “pattern of deception,”
Sun-Times should release “Mediscare” tape

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Sauerberg campaign in chaos as Andy Martin “draws blood” from “Doctor Steve”

January 28, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2008

SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN “DRAWS BLOOD” FROM “DOCTOR” SAUERBERG

“SAD SACK” SAUERBERG CAMPAIGN IN CRISIS AS ANDY MARTIN’S ATTACKS TAKE THEIR TOLL

SAUERBERG CONVINCES CHICAGO SUN-TIMES TO REVISE NEWS REPORT WITH “CLARIFICATION”

SAUERBERG STRATEGY THROWN INTO CHAOS AS MARTIN UNLEASHES HARD-HITTING BROADCAST ADS AGAINST DURBIN AND “COMBINE”

NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL BOARDS LOSE READER CONFIDENCE AS THEY ENDORSE THE HOPELESS, HAPLESS CANDIDATE

(CHICAGO)(January 29, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin “drew blood” Monday from his non-ready-for-prime-time opponent, “Sad Sack” Steve Sauerberg. The Sauerberg campaign has been in chaos since Martin launched attacks Saturday evening disclosing that Sunday’s editions of the Chicago Sun-Times carried the headline “Favors End of Medicare” for Sauerberg.

Sauerberg’s campaign descended into disorder and disorganization Monday morning when Martin’s hard hitting broadcast ads began airing across Illinois.

“What is this man doing here?” Martin asked Monday afternoon at a Chicago news conference. “Andy McKenna’s dummy is compounding the embarrassment of the Illinois Republican Party with every passing day.

“And, if anyone wonders why newspapers are losing readers and print media have lost any credibility with their former audience, the dorks at the Peoria Journal Star and Daily Herald editorials boards ‘endorsed’ this comical candidate and his campaign charade. So much for the intelligence of newspaper editors and their promethean pronouncements. These editors are complete jerks.

“The good doctor may have finally realized that politics is not as easy as it looks,” Martin said. “Saturday we exposed that Sauerberg wanted to end Medicare. We were told the Sun-Times interviews were tape-recorded. Nevertheless, after the Sun-Times apparently reported his views accurately, Sauerberg said he was ‘misquoted.’ Misquoted? He is against fraud and abuse? Who is ‘for’ fraud and abuse? Sauerberg said what he meant, and then had to eat his words. Steve is a compete ‘Sad Sack.’

“Sauerberg was quoted accurately. He wants to abolish Medicare and convert the program into a means-tested welfare program where seniors are given ‘vouchers.’ Vouchers for what? Running against senior citizens is not exactly the way to win elections in Illinois. The Sun-Times was forced to post a ‘clarification’ on its web site. Embarrassing. I don’t think the newspaper should have capitulated.

“When does it end? Although some reporters mistakenly refer to me as a ‘rookie,’ I am no rookie. I am a seasoned, experienced, hard-hitting, media-savvy candidate with a lot of experience fighting heavyweights such as Dick Durbin. Sauerberg is a dork who wandered into the gym and immediately demanded to start boxing in the heavyweight ring. The chaos shows. The idea that any newspaper editor would ‘endorse’ this clown to go against heavyweight Dick Durbin only confirms my suspicions that newspapers are run by Democrats who are working overtime to reelect Durbin and humiliate the Republican Party.

“These goofy editors do not have to apologize to me. But they at least owe their shrinking reader base an apology for supporting such a clown. Unless, of course, the editors are really Democrats in disguise, in which case they performed their sabotage duties admirably. Durbin must be smiling that anyone would support Sauerberg to run for anything; Sauerberg’s campaign is something Republicans should be running from. And they will be, on February 5th.

“This year I celebrate forty (40) years in broadcasting. My experience shows. Sauerberg’s incompetence, which I have been documenting for months, also shows. Steve hired the notorious ‘Swift Boat’ advertising agency to attack me, and ended up Swift Boating himself. Boomerang. Boom,” Martin said at his news conference. “Who wants to step up and endorse Sauerberg next?”
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com. Also: AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Andy Martin attack ads draw immediate counterattacks from “Combine” opponents

January 28, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator

Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ANDY MARTIN RADIO ADS DRAW IMMEDIATE “COMBINE” ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2008

Republican Party’s “David,” Andy Martin, challenges Democrat “Goliath” Senator Dick Durbin, as Martin begins statewide advertising blitz attacking incumbent as part of a “culture of corruption” in Washington.

Andy Martin features “Combine” attacks in broadcast ads for the first time in Illinois politics

“Why do Democratic presidential candidates attack ‘lobbyists’ and neglect to mention Senator Durbin’s wife is a lobbyist?” Martin asks

(CHICAGO)(January 28, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin Monday began a statewide advertising blitz attacking his November opponent, incumbent Senator Dick Durbin. For the first time in Illinois politics, the Chicago-based “Combine” that corrupts and controls politics in both political parties is also attacked.

“It is time that Senator had a real opponent for reelection, instead of a ‘designated loser’ as contemplated by the Republican Party’s leadership and various newspaper editorial boards,” Martin said in announcing his media blitz. “Today my campaign begins attacking Durbin in a statewide advertising campaign. The ‘Combine’ that controls and corrupts Illinois politics, and which is centered in the Chicago Mayor’s office, where the Andy McKenna family pays tens of thousands of dollars in ‘dues,’ is also targeted.

“Unless my campaign can break the choke-hold which the Combine currently has on the Republican Party’s leadership, there is no hope. We are going for broke in this primary, and we plan to effect a change in leadership beginning on February 6th. The Combine’s ‘designated loser for Durbin’ who is being run against me in the primary must be defeated if the Republican Party is to have any hopes in November.

“I am not running to lose, even though I concede that Dick Durbin is a very formidable opponent. I am running to win, Fighting Illini-style. The Democratic Party’s Goliath should know that the Republican Party’s David has targeted him, and we have a very creative bag of tricks ready to throw at the incumbent,” Martin chortled in announcing his media blitz. “Dick Durbin is part of a culture of corruption in Washington and newspaper editorial boards in Illinois. He must be challenged by a real candidate, not a newspaper-supported patsy. Today we serve notice that we are ready to attack Durbin right on through November.

“I think it is significant that the three Democratic presidential candidates have grown hoarse attacking Washington lobbyists, when Durbin’s wife is a registered lobbyist. Are the Democrats proposing to end Mrs. Durbin’s ‘influence?’” Martin questions.

Martin also announced that his radio ads drew immediate attacks Monday morning from someone in Washington. “Well, well, well, the first day we start advertising and the opposition is already running scared.”
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com. Also: AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Andy Martin says his opponent is humiliating Illinois Republican Party

January 27, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE

U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN SAYS STEVE SAUERBERG IS HUMILIATING THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY

MARTIN SAYS SAUERBERG’S “HEALTH PLAN” TO ABOLISH MEDICARE (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES) WILL BECOME DEMOCRATS’ “MEDISCARE”

(CHICAGO)(January 28, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a sidewalk news conference Monday, January 28th at 1:00 P.M. to suggest the Republican State Central Committee regain control of the Illinois Republican Party and revoke the “endorsement” of a madcap doctor who wants to abolish Medicare.

“I have been warning that Steve Sauerberg is a nut case and an incompetent candidate, but I did not realize just how nutty he was until I read the Sunday Chicago Sun-Times and saw that Sauerberg wants to eliminate Medicare.

“Sauerberg was ‘endorsed’ by a State Central Committee that was given no agenda and had no warning of this illegal act. An Independent Legal Counsel who reviewed the facts has come to the conclusion that while the endorsement was technically permissible, financial support by the Party for the Sauerberg campaign was unauthorized and unlawful (ultra vires).

“Steve Sauerberg is going to embarrass every Republican candidate running in Illinois,” Martin will state. “His latest crackpot proposal, to abolish Medicare, will become ‘Mediscare’ in the hands of every Democratic candidate in Illinois.

“The fact that the State Central Committee endorsed this foolishness is making a compete laughingstock of the entire Republican party, and supports my claim that on February 6th when I am the nominee for U. S. Senator I will take steps to effect the prompt removal of the McKenna Family from any connection with the Republican Party.

“The State Committee members have the defensible position that they were not warned of Sauerberg’s kooky positions and were given no warning that such an ‘endorsement’ would be made. Only Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune was tipped off in advance.

“By remaining silent, SCC members across the state, in every county and district, are endorsing Sauerberg’s crackpot view that the head of the Republican ticket in Illinois will campaign on abolishing Medicare. What a disgrace. What an embarrassment. What a humiliation. Illinois Democrats are probably salivating at the prospect that they could face Sauerberg, instead of me, in November. I cannot let this catastrophe happen. I must win.

“We will have a second major announcement on Monday,” Martin stated.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE: Sidewalk news conference, Southeast Corner
of Huron & Wabash Streets
(St. James Cathedral)
(weather permitting, or inside if
necessary)

WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2008 1:00 P.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin says Sauerberg is humiliating
the Republican Party

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Andy Martin accuses primary opponent of committing blasphemy in church by lying about “health plan”

January 26, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator

Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2008

STEVE SAUERBERG COMMITS BLASPHEMY IN THE HOUSE OF GOD

ANDY MARTIN CALLS SAUERBERG THE MCKENNA FAMILY’S “DESIGNATED LOSER” TO REELECT DICK DURBIN

(CHICAGO)(January 26, 2008) U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin charged Saturday that Steve Sauerberg committed blasphemy at a candidate’s forum held at the Independent Baptist Church in Bolingbrook on January 22nd.

“I have been saying for some time that Steve Sauerberg is lying about his crackpot ‘health plans,’ but voters can now hear his dishonest and despicable lies for themselves, on the Internet,” Martin announced.

“I congratulate the Illinois Family Institute for posting the debate on the Internet. http://www.illinoisfamily.org/news/contentview.asp?c=33719

Now, anyone can hear Sauerberg lie about his health plan by listening to the answers on Medical/Healthcare. In the exchange, I accuse Sauerberg of taking away the right to jury trial in medial malpractice cases, and he denies my claim. Sauerberg has lied before, but this is the first time be has lied in a church. In my opinion, going into a church and bearing false witness is blasphemy.

“Sauerberg’s ‘health plan’ is available on his web site.
http://www.sauerberg2008.com/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=2435

“Sauerberg says he can save 35% on the entire health care budget by eliminating ‘frivolous lawsuits.’ This man is in lala land.

“First, his plan eliminates the constitutional right to a jury trial, but only in medical malpractice cases. To protect wealthy doctors. There is nothing voluntary about his proposal. No one would voluntarily give up the right to a jury trial. We fought a revolution to preserve the protections of trial by jury. Juries protect the poor and weak against the rich and powerful.

Sauerberg has repeatedly lied in candidate forums and said he does not want to eliminate jury trials. But a plain reading of his ‘plan’ contradicts him. It is sad that the news media have swallowed Sauerberg’s nonsense without ever pinning him down.

Second, Sauerberg seems to suggest that the entire judicial system is corrupt. How else could ‘frivolous’ lawsuits survive in the courts? Don’t insurance companies move to dismiss them? Don’t judges conduct hearings? Don’t losers appeal to higher courts? Does the whole legal system become corrupt when a doctor is involved as a party? That’s nonsense.

“Sauerberg’s entire thesis is ridiculous. He is reading words from a stale playbook. He is a man obsessed with having been sued for malpractice, and he has poured thousands of dollars into his crackpot scheme to clandestinely remove jury trials in medical malpractice cases. Now, thanks to the Illinois Family Institute, anyone with a computer linkup can hear his lies and prevarications.

“Sauerberg is a man consumed by his own righteousness, to the point of going into a church and blatantly lying. I will not let him get away with it. Sauerberg makes appeals to Christian voters, but what voter can support a candidate who blatantly lies? In a church?

“Steve Sauerberg is an embarrassment to the Illinois Republican Party. He is the McKenna’s Family’s ‘designated loser’ to reelect Combine Senator Dick Durbin. This weekend Andy McKenna is parading around Sauerberg to Young Republicans as a serious candidate. The Sauerberg/McKenna charade is merely the ‘Combine’s’ attempt to protect Durbin by nominating an incompetent opponent.

“When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?” Martin said in leveling his charges.

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com. Also: AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

Independent counsel finds Illinois Republican leaders are violating state party rules, bylaws

January 25, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator

Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2008

INDEPENDENT COUNSEL FINDS ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE VIOLATING STATE PARTY RULES, BYLAWS

(CHICAGO)(January 26, 2008) U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin announced Saturday that an investigation by an Independent Legal Counsel which he commissioned has found that the Illinois Republican Party is violating party rules and bylaws in using its funds on hand and tangible resources to support the federal election campaign of Martin’s opponent.

The Independent Counsel concluded after reviewing the facts and Party’s governing documents that:

Dear Mr. Martin:

I have considered your inquiry as to whether the resources of the
Illinois Republican Party can be arrogated and directed for the benefit
of a specific candidate. There is no doubt that the Party has the right
to endorse specific candidates, which it has done. However,
contributors to the Party enable it to acquire resources, and these
resources should be shared with all Republican candidates. These
include email and mailing lists, contribution lists, and volunteer
lists. If chairman McKenna is using these resources to benefit the
candidate Sauerberg, then he is violating not only the spirit and
intent of party rules, which mandate fair play, but also the party’s
by-laws.

Russ Stewart
Attorney At Law

RS/mm

“I have notified Chairman Andy McKenna that we plan to file a lawsuit on January 31st if he continues to deny all candidates access to the records and resources of the Illinois Republican Party,” Andy Martin stated. “My letter is self-explanatory.

“While my campaign paid the attorney to review the matter, we did not in any way control or predetermine his conclusions. Counsel acted independently.

“In addition, the Party may be violating federal and state election laws. Sheahan and McKenna are on the hot seat.

“I am hopeful that the Party’s General Counsel, Brien Sheahan will come to his senses and see that a negotiated settlement, not a lawsuit, is the preferred resolution. My attorneys will be reasonable in seeking to settle the matter. Nevertheless, if we need to sue, we will. We are entitled to restitution for damages to date. Otherwise, people who contribute to the Republican Party will be subsidizing Andy McKenna’s corruption of office and funding his frivolous litigation.”

A faxed hard copy of counsel’s letter is available upon request.

Martin’s letter follows below:

ANDY MARTIN
“He Works for the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-2639
Toll-free fax (866) 707-2639
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

January 25, 2008

Andy McKenna
Illinois Republican Party
205 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60606
Via fax (312) 201-0181

Dear Andy:

I have now obtained an Opinion of Legal Counsel from my Independent Legal Counsel that your use of the financial and tangible resources of the Illinois Republican Party to support Steve Sauerberg is unlawful. The opinion letter speaks for itself. A copy accompanies this letter.

Your actions also appear to violate federal and state election laws.

Based on the independent legal counsel’s opinion, I am asking for access to and copies of the same e-mail lists that you are using to disseminate your support of Sauerberg. I am also asking for access to mailing lists, contribution lists and volunteer lists as stated in the legal counsel’s letter.

I also want to condemn in the strongest possible terms the way you have manipulated and corrupted the College Young Republicans Convention in Chicago this weekend. All of the U. S. Senate candidates should have been welcomed to appear and present their credentials. You are showing the college students “Combine” tactics that only undermine the strength and unity of the Republican Party.

If the requested information is not produced on or before Wednesday, January 30th, I plan to file suit and to seek money damages as well as other declaratory and injunctive relief, claims that would survive the primary election.

I also plan to sue the General Counsel of the party for aiding and abetting in your conduct. I think you should also notify him forthwith.

Sincerely yours,

ANDY MARTIN

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com. Also: AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says the “Combine-controlled” Illinois Republican Party is now corrupting even College Young Republicans

January 24, 2008

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator

Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2008

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN LEADER ANDY MCKENNA IS NOW CORRUPTING COLLEGE YOUNG REPUBLICANS

THE MCKENNA FAMILY’S “COMBINE” CREW CONTINUES TO SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROY THE INTEGRITY OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY

(CHICAGO)(January 24, 2008) What is Republican Chairman Andy McKenna teaching Illinois College Republicans? How to be just as crooked and petty as the McKenna Family “Combine” crew that controls and corrupts Illinois politics in both parties.

This weekend (January 25-26) the “College” Young Republicans are holding a “convention” in Chicago. Sadly, the college crew seems to be acting like a pale imitation of Andy McKenna’s dirty tricks squad that is slowly destroying the foundations of the Illinois Republican Party. There are three candidates for United States Senator in the February 5th primary. Two of them have been locked out of the Young Republicans convention.

Instead of encouraging college students to invite all three senate candidates to engage in a vigorous debate, Andy McKenna is trying to sell young people his personal stooge, backed by the McKenna business empire, as the only “Republican” candidate to be the designated loser for Senator Dick Durbin. What a lesson to teach young people. Money talks and Republicans walk. For shame. The crooked “Combine” that corrupts and controls Illinois politics, lives.

In another act of Richie Rich pettiness, McKenna has also removed any information about other U. S. Senate candidates from the Party’s web site, WeAreIllinois.org.

What are McKenna Senior (the billionaire businessman) and Junior (the hapless heir and Republican Party Chairman) teaching young people? That when your daddy is billionaire businessman Andy McKenna, Sr., he can buy a political party and Junior, the underachieving scion, can use the people’s trust as a plaything to single-handedly sabotage the future of every Illinois Republican candidate.

On February 6th, everything changes. The Andy McKennas go. McKenna, senior can take his dirty, Daley-influenced dollars and depart the Republican Party under cover of darkness. And he can take his worthless son, “Junior,” with him. (Note: there are actually four (4) Andy McKennas, but that family juggles numbers the same way they juggle everything else.)

As for the College Republicans, we will begin a rebuilding program that reintroduces them to the enduring principles of democracy that have been be defiled by the Andy McKennas (all of them) and their “Combine” crew. We will teach Young Republicans how to fight to win, not how to prepare to surrender to Dick Durbin and the diktats of the corrupt “Combine” the McKenna family supports.
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com. Also: AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.