Andy Martin claims frontrunner status in Republican primary to regain Obama’s U. S. Senate seat

Obama critic/author Andy Martin leads for U. S. Senate nomination

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(CHICAGO)(July 10, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin announced Friday that he was the “frontrunner” in the campaign to become the Republican nominee for President Barack Obama’s former U. S. Senate seat. Martin said his concentrated campaign to force Congressman Mark Kirk out of the race, succeeded.

“Despite the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza’s pumping for one of my primary opponents, I am delighted to claim ‘frontrunner’ status in the 2010 U. S. Senate Republican primary,” Martin said in a statement from vacation. Martin is en route to Southampton, Long Island.

“My campaign is ready to go. We are ready to roll on August 4th; petitioning begins in just 25 days.

“I respect that Andy McKenna will be a formidable adversary in the primary. The question is whether my grass roots campaign can overcome McKenna’s financial edge. My campaign has a big challenge, no doubt about it.

“Today I am extending this offer to Mr. McKenna: if he does not seek to rig or manipulate the primary in his role as soon-to-be former state chairman, he will have my support if he wins the nomination. If we see the same ‘Combine’ shenanigans we saw in 2008, I will oppose McKenna after the primary. The choice is McKenna’s.

“I believe Mr. McKenna should step down as IRP Chairman as soon as he starts circulating nominating petitions.

“All I ask is a level playing field in the 2010 primary. Let the voters, not the bosses, decide. If McKenna has confidence in his qualifications, he will not use Democrat Machine hatchet men against me the way he did in 2003.

“I will take my experience and qualifications to the Illinois Republican Party’s primary voters. Because of my status as Barack Obama’s original critic and longest-standing opponent, the primary will become a focus of national attention.

“Earlier this week, McKenna went to the Washington power brokers to seek their support. Kirk made the same effort. I am only asking the people of Illinois for their backing. There will be no machers or power brokers in my campaign. Mr. McKenna and I will offer contrasting approaches, and contrasting styles. Voters are going to have a real choice,” Martin said.

“The question is, which Republican can be the most effective in campaigning against Barack Obama’s inevitable smear machine, and, if elected, which Republican can stop Obama’s socialist schemes in their tracks?

“The race will not be an easy one for either myself or Mr. McKenna. That is why we should work our best to have an honest and open primary, so that the voters’ verdict commands the support of every candidate, and so that we can move forward as a unified party after primary day.

“I also extend my best wishes to Congressman Kirk. In my opinion, he made the right decision for himself. In due course will be taking down our anti-Kirk web site, It is functus officio.”

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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

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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