Sangamon County Chief Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley will supervise settlement between Andy Martin and Illinois Republican Party

Illinois U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin wins court settlement in lawsuit with Republican Party

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2009

U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN WINS MAJOR SANGAMON COURT SETTLEMENT

(Springfield, IL)(August 20, 2009) Sangamon County Chief Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley agreed Wednesday to supervise a settlement between Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin and the Illinois Republican Party. Martin had sued the Party for discriminating against him in preparations for the Illinois State Fair.

An attorney for the Illinois Republican Party agreed to place Martin on the same basis with other senate candidates. The lawsuit alleged that Party employees had refused to deal with Martin’s representatives “on the advice of the Party’s attorneys.”

“Well the Republican Party’s lawyers were in court Wednesday,” Martin stated. “And they agreed to take back their advice to Party employees to stop dealing me with me and my supporters. We will have full participation at the Illinois State Fair.

“The Court agreed I had filed a proper lawsuit,” Martin said after the settlement was announced. “The judge conducted settlement negotiations in chambers, and we were able to achieve with the help of a judge what Party leaders refused to concede without a court case.

“It is unfortunate that party leaders put the court and the party through an unnecessary lawsuit.

“How party leaders can justify discriminating against a candidate that carried or nearly carried forty (40) counties last year, and won almost 35% of the statewide primary vote (240,000 votes), escapes me:
http://www.elections.state.il.us/Election
Information/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=4266

“No wonder people are suspicious of the Republican Party’s leadership. They are trying to silence my candidacy while promoting others who have never run statewide such as Mark Kirk.

“The liberal news media and corrupt Associated Press are trying to pretend a candidate who carried 40 counties last year doesn’t exist. I consider that a compliment. Someone considers me a threat. That’s how they treated reformers in the old Soviet Union. They erased their existence.

“No other candidate has my credentials as a campaigner and as a corruption fighter. No one. I’m proud of my forty years of integrity and independence.

“Unfortunately, yesterday’s settlement is only a partial settlement. Michael Steel is still forcing me to sue him to obtain access to the RNC’s ‘Voter Vault.’ Why? Judges are getting tired of the Republican Party’s harassment of my campaign.

“The Republican Party agreed to stop discriminating against my campaign at the State Fair, and to allow me the same access and treatment as other candidates. They have not agreed to drop all resistance to my powerhouse campaign for the U. S. Senate.”

“The chief judge said he would be sitting Thursday to hear any disputes over Wednesday’s settlement,” Martin said. “I hope there will not be any. I would like to go back to campaigning for votes and stop being forced to file lawsuits to obtain my basic rights.”

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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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