Archive for October, 2009

Andy Martin welcomes Patrick Hughes’ disillusioned supporters to Martin’s U. S. Senate campaign

October 29, 2009

Martin says Patrick Hughes should demand a refund from Hughes’ campaign “advisers” Jon Zahm, Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston.

ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

“He Works for all the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
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E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

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COMING:

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October 28, 2009

AN OPEN LETTER TO “PAT HUGHES FOR U.S. SENATOR” SUPPORTERS:

JOIN US!

Dear Pat Hughes supporter:

You have probably witnessed the ongoing comedy of the Hughes campaign over the past several weeks. Almost every day brings new dirty tricks, new backstabbing and the like.

My campaign, on the other hand, has a simple approach: we tell the truth. Truth-telling is the only way to be a real Christian. And a real candidate for national office.

Five (5) Republican candidates filed for U. S. Senator earlier this week. Hughes was not one of them. He couldn’t gather enough signatures with three months to do so. If Hughes, with his purported “endorsements,” can’t gather signatures, what assurance do you have that he is competent to run the more complex phases of campaigning which are about to begin? Illinoisans are not going to entrust their voice in Washington to a candidate that can’t even collect a stack of petitions properly.

At the end of the day, Hughes has been a disappointment to anyone who expected better. He has been reading talking points prepared by his handlers, led by the malign Paul Caprio. One day Hughes says Caprio is with him, and the next day Hughes denies Caprio is with him. Hughes can’t keep a straight story.

Hughes has never done anything to support conservative causes. He didn’t even declare he was a “Republican” until 2008. That is not much of a record on which to base a campaign for national office.

Hughes is making a laughingstock of a very serious process: trying to defeat the outrageous candidacy of Mark Kirk to be a U. S. Senator.

U. S. Senators make life-and-death decisions. Their votes are not talking points. “Handlers” can’t grab them by the sleeve. The buck stops in the senate.

This election really comes down to two individuals, Mark Kirk and me, each with a radically different world view. Kirk wants to create more wars, and expand existing ones. I want to pull in our global ambitions and concentrate on unmet needs at home.

Pat Hughes is not a factor in this election, and never will be. He lacks any pretense of credentials.

If you are a disgruntled or unsatisfied supporter of Patrick Hughes I invite you to join my campaign. You will find a warm welcome and an intelligent campaign organization. You will not always agree with me. And I am not perfect, far from it.

But I have a lifetime of experience and wisdom to devote to keeping America strong while I work to rebuild our economy and keep our noses out of other nations’ wars. You can trust me to vote intelligently on protecting our military, and protecting our most precious resource and asset: American blood.

Feel free to call our offices. Many days I answer the phone personally. I will do my best to gain your trust so that together we can do our best to rebuild the Illinois Republican Party as a group of Americans who are there to serve, not dictate, a group of Illinoisans who will do their best to give, not take, and fellow citizens who will not shed the blood of our children and our neighbors’ children without a sound strategy and a principled basis to do so.

Politics can be an honorable calling if it is pursued in an honorable way. Don’t let your experience with Hughes’ catastrophe sour you on politics or campaigning. I will do my best to run both an honorable and hard-hitting campaign, and to take the truth to Republican primary voters.

Please join us. And welcome.

Andy Martin

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009

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CapitolFaxblog says Pat Hughes lacks signatures to run for senator

October 29, 2009

Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes is an embarrassment to Republican conservatives in Illinois

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

Martin says Hughes is humiliating Republican Party “conservatives” with his incompetent campaign for state office

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
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 says Patrick Hughes’ campaign is an embarrassment to any Republican who takes Hughes seriously

Hughes should withdraw to stop inflicting damage and humiliation on “Christian conservatives,” Martin says

Andy says Jon Zahm, Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston should repay any money they have collected from Hughes

(CHICAGO)(October 29, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin said today that Patrick Hughes should withdraw as a candidate for U. S. Senator before he makes a bigger laughingstock of himself. “I told Republicans in August Hughes was a non-starter,” Martin stated. “The latest humiliation in CapitolFaxblog destroys any possibility that Hughes will be able to mount a serious campaign. Hughes is an embarrassment to himself, his family and the so-called ‘Christian leaders’ that ‘endorsed’ this pig in a poke.

“Hughes campaign leaders Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston are also an embarrassment to themselves. It is time for them to be put out to pasture. Jon Zahm, Caprio and Johnston should repay any money they have collected from Hughes.

“We are making an appeal to any remaining Hughes supporters,” Martin noted. “They are welcome to join my campaign if they are not already disgusted with the pathetic politics of Pat Hughes and Zahm, Caprio and Johnston. We offer Hughes refugees a hard-hitting campaign focused on truth and facts, not delusional aspirations.”

WHAT MORE CAN WE ADD TO THE FOLLOWING? NOTHING:

http://thecapitolfaxblog.com/2009/10/28/
campaign-2010-roundup-10/

In other news, Republican US Senate candidate Patrick Hughes is apparently still struggling to get his nominating petitions signed. From an e-mail solicitation that I’ve redacted…
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:02:38 -0700
Subject: Illinois Upcoming Election
Hi,
My name is xxx xxxx and I work for a company called Proud to be Republicn (http://www.facebook.com/l/03bf7;www.proudtoberepublican.com). We are assisting Pat Hughes in finishing up with his campaign signatures and need some help.
We are located in Oak Brook and have been acquiring signatures locally but would like the assistance of a college organization to help us with the younger population. Your group has acquired a large number of followers and seems to understand the problems that Illinois is going through. If you or any other members of your organization would be interested in helping us support Pat Hughes please contact me.
Feel free to call me at (800)xxx-xxx or via email at xxxx@xxxx.xxx. I will forward you all the information we have avaliable on Pat Hughes. He is also paying for signatures which is a nice incentive. Please remember the petitions are due on Monday so this is an urgent matter.
I called this person for comment, but haven’t heard back.
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin condemns racist excuses of Democratic U. S. Senate Cheryle Jackson

October 28, 2009

Illinois U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Cheryle Jackson should either rid her campaign of racists or step down as a candidate for office in Illinois.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Senate candidate Cheryle Jackson’s racist excuses are unacceptable

Martin says Jackson’s attempts to explain away the racist remarks of her supporter, political parasite Bobbie Steele, show that Jackson herself is a racist and unfit for office

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010

Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
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http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says Democratic senate candidate Cheryle Jackson must either remove racists from her campaign or step down as a candidate herself

Martin says that Jackson’s attempts to “whitewash” political parasite Bobbie Steele’s ugly racist attacks on “white men” only made a deplorable situation worse; Jackson obviously lacks the character and integrity to condemn racism among her supporters

Martin says Jackson is unfit to hold office unless she can condemn African-Americans who engage in racist attacks

“Every day white men put their lives in harm’s way to safeguard African-American lives,” Martin will remind Jackson. “Racist smears are despicable, but typical, of Crook County Democrats and the kleptocracy of the Steele family”

(CHICAGO)(October 28, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, October 28th to demand that Democratic senate candidate Cheryle Jackson unhesitatingly condemn the racist remarks of her supporter Bobbie Steele.

“Cheryle Jackson has a virulently racist supporter,” Martin will charge. “Has Jackson condemned her racist supporter? No. Has Jackson banished the despicable political kleptocracy of the Steele family from her senate campaign? No. Instead, Jackson has issued a mealy-mouthed explanation of Bobbie Steele’s ugly racist attacks on ‘white men’ by claiming they related to ‘self-funding.’

“Jackson’s response is totally and utterly unacceptable, and is as disgraceful as Steele’s malignant racism.

“Every day ‘white men’ put their lives on the line to safeguard African-American lives. Every day in Chicago, an African-American’s life is in greater danger from another African-American than it is from a white person. Jackson should have slapped down the slimy Democratic payroller Bobbie Steele who attacked white men and expressed an entitlement to a U. S. Senate seat. She failed to do so.

“There is no ‘affirmative action’ for the U.S. Senate. The man or woman who holds that seat will hold the lives of Illinoisans in his or her hands. African-Americans in uniform will live or die based on what that senator decides. The only criterion for selection should be excellence and qualifications, not a racial quota. To suggest that we don’t need another ‘white man’ in the senate, and to claim a senate seat as a racial quota, is completely unacceptable.

“The fact that Blagojevich stooge Jackson (‘I was too dumb to know Blago was a crook’ is her defense) is unable and unwilling to banish Bobbie Steele from the political process renders Jackson unfit to hold office in this state. Blagojevich + racism = incompetence and unfitness.

“I have just finished condemning white racism in the Republican Party. I am not about to sit back and accept black racism from Africa-Americans. Racism is racism, whether practiced by white or black. I did not give Mike Ditka a pass in ‘Ditkagate;’ I am not about to give Jackson a pass either. Racism is unacceptable, whether engaged in by whites or blacks.

“If Cheryle Jackson can’t condemn racism inside her campaign, then she is a racist herself, and she is condoning racism. Jackson’s excuse that Bobbie Steele was addressing ‘self-funding’ in an insult to the intelligence, and another example of capitulation to the virulent racism that exists in the black community. Illinoisans don’t need another Reverend Jeremiah Jackson as a candidate for U. S. Senator.

“I have a lifetime of service to civil rights. I believe passionately in equality. But I do not believe in affirmative action, or quotas, which have proven divisive and destructive elements in our society.

“Racism is unacceptable, period. Racism by blacks in no more acceptable than racism by whites. Cheryle Jackson’s failure to condemn racism, and to tolerate malicious racists in her campaign, brands her as unfit to even be a candidate, let alone a public official, in this state,” Martin will state.

“Jackson should either issue a complete and unconditional apology to the People of Illinois, and ban all of the kleptocratic Steele family from her campaign, or withdraw herself. Jackson is a disgrace to the Democratic Party as well as to every Illinoisan. I will not tolerate her racism, and neither should anyone else.

“If local media also fail to condemn Steele and Jackson, then our local media are just as racist and just as two-faced and hypocritical as the people that want to covert a U.S. Senate seat into a racial entitlement.”

October 28th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
demands that Cheryle Jackson issue a formal apology to the People of Illinois and unhesitatingly condemn the racist remarks of her supporter Bobbie Steele.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

U.S. Senate candidates boycott DuPage County dinner “extortion”

October 27, 2009

Andy Martin prepares to file suit to block the use of his name in a bogus straw poll which was purchased by Mark Kirk. Martin castigates DuPage County leaders for “talking conservative” and then being two-faced and backing a radical liberal such as Mark Kirk for statewide office. “People are starting to notice,” Martin says.

DuPage County’s Milton Township faces “boycott” by U. S. Senate candidates

Only Mark Kirk, who has been “endorsed” by DuPage leaders, pays the $600 “speaking fee”

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
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
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin prepares to “liberate” Du Page County Republicans from their “two-faced, liberal leaders”

Martin says DuPage leaders “talk conservative” and then endorse extreme liberal Mark Kirk for U. S. Senator. Hello?

U. S. Senate candidates effectively boycott Milton Township’s demand for $600 as a speaking fee at Oktoberfest dinner

(CHICAGO)(October 27, 2009) U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin’s efforts to expose the two-faced corruption of DuPage County’s Republican Party leaders are beginning to pay dividends. Every U. S. Senate candidate except Mark Kirk has refused to pay a $600 “speaking fee” to Milton Township as a price to participate in the township’s “straw poll.”

“It is disgraceful that what is supposed to be the last bastion of rock-solid Republican conservatism in Illinois is abandoning conservative principles and supporting Mark Kirk for statewide office. Obviously, the conservative words ‘words’ mouthed by DuPage Republican leaders mean nothing when it comes to being bought and sold by Mark Kirk’s million-dollar Beltway booty.

“Kirk is the only candidate to pay Milton Township’s $600 speaking fee as a price to participate in a bogus strew poll.

“Milton Township’s arrogant demand for cash-to-speak, or pay-to-play, is only the most embarrassing example of the decay and corruption of the DuPage Republican Party. Republican leaders claim to be conservatives, but then they go out and endorse a radical liberal for senator. Is there an inconsistency here?

“It would appear that DuPage County’s leadership’s loyalty is for sale. Kirk is the only candidate to pay the $600 speaking fee. Everyone else has said no.

“This speaking fee is a direct way of charging for the endorsement which DuPage leaders previously delivered to Kirk. They support him; he pays them $600. It stinks of pay-to-play.

“I am preparing to file a lawsuit seeking damages for the misuse of my name in a bogus straw poll that has been purchased in advance by Mark Kirk. This straw poll is a fraud on the public.

“Republican strength in DuPage County is eroding for a reason: Republican leaders are lying to their voters, leading to disenchantment by rank-and-file Republican voters who see a two-faced party leadership ‘talking conservative’ and then acting in direct contradiction with support for Mark Kirk. The disconnect is there.

“I am committed to revitalizing DuPage County’s Republican voters by offering them a competent, common sense alternative to the extreme liberal candidate being offered by their so-called leaders,” Martin stated in announcing the informal Milton Township boycott.

Illinois senate race: new Patrick Hughes/D. Paul Caprio scandal!

October 27, 2009

“Christians” fume as Pat Hughes runs incompetent U. S. Senate campaign after “endorsement” from “Christian leaders.”
Andy Martin locates “Too Busy Hughes” in a rigged Rockford forum.

“Too busy Hughes” was not “too busy” to create a new Paul Caprio scandal in Rockford Monday night

“Christians” humiliated as “endorsed” Hughes scrounges for petitions

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
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 locates “Too Busy Pat Hughes” doing more dirty tricks in Rockford

Hughes participates in another rigged “conservative forum” where candidates were excluded

“Christian leaders” are humiliated as Hughes lacks petitions

Hughes calls himself a “Reagan Republican” but he was “too busy” to vote for the Gipper

Hughes denies new “dirty tricks” campaign against Wallace and Arrington; does anyone believe Hughes?

“What is Paul Caprio’s role in the Hughes campaign? Can anyone give an honest answer?” Martin demands

(CHICAGO)(October 27, 2009) “Too Busy Hughes” was “busy” in Rockford Monday night, creating another Paul Caprio scandal. Hughes’ own claims indicate that his campaign operatives, led by veteran Charlie Johnston, have lied to Jack Roeser and other major Hughes donors about Caprio’s continuing role in the Hughes campaign.

After the Andy Martin campaign launched an All Points Bulletin, Hughes was located at another bogus candidates’ forum in Rockford, where Hughes supporters rigged the invitation list to avoid inviting Martin.

“You have to wonder at what the ‘Christian’ idea of politics is,” Martin said. ‘These people call themselves ‘Christian leaders’ but their tactics are blatantly satanic. They seem to be using more dirty tricks than the Daley Machine. ‘Too Busy Hughes’ appears to be lying to conservative powerhouse Jack Roeser and many of his other supporters.

“Charlie Johnson has unequivocally and repeatedly claimed that Paul Caprio has left the Hughes campaign, but Hughes contradicted Johnston Monday night by admitting Paul Caprio is still the driving force behind Hughes’ campaign.

“So which is it: who is lying? Charlie Johnston, who says Caprio is ‘out,’ or Hughes who claimed in Rockford that Caprio is ‘in.’

“The bottom line: Pat Hughes has done more damage to Christian conservatives and to the Republican Party in general, with his ham-handed approach, than anyone in recent memory.

“Hughes denies he is planning nominating petition attacks against African-American candidates Eric Wallace and John Arrington, but who believes anything Hughes or his campaign says any more,” Martin continued. “One of either Johnston or Hughes has been a bald-faced liar about Paul Caprio’s continuing role in Hughes’ doomed campaign. Which one is lying? And why?

“Hughes can’t even get petition signatures despite his ‘Christian’ support. These ‘Christian leaders,’ including one County Chairman [John Parrott], turn out to be false prophets when it comes to putting their petitions where their mouths are. What an embarrassment. They ‘endorsed’ someone and then couldn’t produce signatures to back up their endorsement.

“I am a Christian and a conservative, and I strive to live by Christ’s principles, not make a parody of them the way Hughes and his posse are doing.

“I can only say I am glad these individuals did not invite me to their rigged forum in Rockford. Maybe these Christians should read the Bible before they stray any further into demonic politics. Or is Pat Hughes possibly a Mark Kirk sabotage agent, thrashing about trying to disorganize Kirk’s opponents? Hughes sure isn’t helping the Christian cause,” Martin concluded in announcing his Hughes “sighting.”
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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 2009.

U. S. Senate candidate Patrick Hughes “disappears”

October 27, 2009

Andy Martin promises a thorough investigation of his opponent’s “disappearance”

“Too busy Hughes” was “too busy” to file for U. S. Senator Monday

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin asks the obvious question: “What happened to Pat Hughes?”

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
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 promises “full and fair investigation” of candidate’s “disappearance”

“Christian leaders” dumfounded as candidate vanishes

Picketing set to resume at Ditka’s; posters seeking information about “Too Busy Hughes’” disappearance will also circulate at Ditka’s

Is Pat Hughes “too busy” again?

(CHICAGO)(October 27, 2009) Pat Hughes was “too busy” to vote for most of his adult life. He was “too busy” to declare himself a Republican until 2008. And Monday, October 26th “Too Busy Hughes” was apparently “too busy” to file his nominating petitions for United States Senator.

The “Smoke Filled Room Nine” “Christian leaders” who endorsed Hughes in August, and who had shrunk to ‘six’ individuals by mid-October, were dumfounded to learn their candidate “missing in action” at the State Board of Elections.

“We are promising a fair and impartial investigation,” Andy Martin pledged tongue-in-cheek. “We will find Pat Hughes and we will rescue him from whatever is holding him back from filing his petitions. Who knows what evil has befallen Hughes?

“Was Hughes discouraged by the lack of financial support for his campaign, and the ‘disappearance’ of promised contributions? Was he discouraged by the on-again, off-again ‘Ditkagate’ controversy that left is reputation in tatters? Was it the chaos within his own campaign? Did Mark Kirk bribe Hughes to withdraw, with Kirk’s mountain of ‘dirty dollars’ from lobbyists and special interests? Where is Hughes?

“I was outside the Board of Elections at 4:45 A.M. Monday. Other statewide candidates were already in line (or else had ‘sitters’ holding down a place for them). But there was no sign of Hughes.

“If Hughes does not surface soon, my campaign is prepared to offer a reward to ascertain his whereabouts. Unless, of course, Hughes is ‘too busy’ and does not want to be disturbed by the messy process of voting and running for office,” Martin noted. “If ‘Too Busy Hughes’ is alive, we will find him.”

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
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URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American. “The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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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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MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin slams DuPage County pay-to-play “Oktoberfest”

October 27, 2009

Andy Martin criticizes Milton Township for demanding cash to speak at a dinner. Martin says morally corrupt DuPage County leaders are willingly taking Mark Kirk’s “dirty dollars” from Washington lobbyists and special interests. “Why are so-called ‘conservative’ DuPage County leaders backing an extreme liberal for senator?” Martin asks. “Have they no sense of legitimacy? Of shame?”

ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

“He Works for all the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
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COMING:

http://www.StopDeutscheBankForeclosureFraud.com

October 26, 2009

Mr. Michael Fumento
65 Exmoor Drive
Glenn Ellyn, IL 60137

Re: “Oktoberfest” “straw poll”

Dear Mike:

I would like to respond to your recent “invitation” to participate in a straw poll during your Oktoberfest event. Milton Township Republicans are demanding a “participation fee” of $600 to be allowed to speak as part of your straw poll.

My experience with Milton Township straw polls has been that they are conducted in a crooked manner.

Two years ago I strongly supported the Milton Township Oktoberfest event with major advertising support. I was assured the event was “open” and that there would not be any favoritism shown to any candidate. You can imagine my surprise when Oktoberfest leaders stood up and endorsed my opponent, trying to rig the “straw poll” in his favor.

Why would I ever again want to subsidize an event that is rigged in favor of my opponent?

This year, you are trying to eliminate candidates by demanding that they pay you $600 to speak before the poll. Nice try. Most of the DuPage County leadership and Illinois congressional delegation is supporting a crook for United States Senator: Mark Kirk. And, apparently you are only too happy to take Kirk’s dirty dollars. You have already rigged one event in Kirk’s favor. For shame.

I have a question: are you eliminating the names of candidates who refuse to pay the $600 from your ballot if they decline to participate? I believe you should. I do not believe that any straw poll can be honest or indicative if it is purchased by the participants.

I understand Mr. Kirk is buying a table so he can be there to speak. Speaking at a republican event should never be conditioned on payment. Not anywhere. Not any time. It smacks of “pay to play.” We have had enough pay-to-play in Illinois. The current “governor-in-jail” is a Republican. Republicans, and DuPage Republicans, are just as guilty of play-to-pay as the Democrats. Reform should start at home, not “over there.”

I respect your right to conduct your event as you see fit, and to demand cash up front from candidates before allowing them to speak if you so desire. I hope you respect my right to decline to participate in what I believe will be a rigged and fixed straw poll.

I therefore respectfully request that you remove my name from your straw poll ballot as the “poll” is not honest, independent or credible. It would be an abuse of my good name as a candidate to use my candidacy to conduct a sham poll. It might even be fraudulent and illegal and prompt a legal challenge. If you have printed bogus ballots, I suggest you reprint them and remove my name.

When Milton Township agrees in advance, in writing, to conduct honest and independent events, then I will again consider participating. Not until then. My advertising dollars will go where they can be used to help my campaign, not where they will be used to subsidize my opposition.

Mark’s Kirk’s money, that he is spending with you to purchase speaking time and support, is all dirty money that he gleaned from the Washington lobbyists by selling his vote on “cap and trade” to Exelon and other special interests.

I am running as a candidate who will fight political corruption in Washington and Illinois, not as someone who will profit from it as Mr. Kirk does very nicely.

I am sure Kirk will tell you he has changed his view on cap and trade. But Mark Kirk will never change who he is. Kirk’s vote will always be for sale to the highest bidder. If you take his dirty dollars to conduct a bogus straw poll, you are as “unclean” as he is. If you want to know why politics is still rotten in this state, take a look at your own pay-to-speak straw poll. You have the answer.

I am not for sale, and my vote will never be for sale.

Best wishes for a successful event.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY

AM:sp

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin sticks the fork in Carol Marin, and Pat Hughes

October 25, 2009

Picketing set to resume at Ditka’s to protest racist remarks by
Ditka, Caprio and Hughes

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
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 links to an accurate summary of “Ditkagate”

Picketing set to resume at Ditka’s; watch for details

(CHICAGO)(October 26, 2009) Because of the great amount of media “disinformation” about Ditkagate, and Carol Marin’s dishonest attempt to credit Mark Kirk for exposing Pat Hughes’ incompetence as a candifate, we provide the following link to a blog where the facts are correctly summarized:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2009/10/mike-ditka-endorsement-flap-leaves-us.html

As for Mark Kirk, he knows where to go when he wants to steal a conservative idea: Andy Martin’s blogs. Attaboy Markie.

Chicago Tribune: Andy Martin is an “absolutely brilliant campaigner.” [2/25/78] Just ask Pat Hughes what it’s like to run against 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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Michelle Malkin in Chicago

October 24, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin on Michelle Malkin’s Chicago comments

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
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:

Michelle Malkin tells it like it is in Chicago; are Illinois Republicans listening?

Or is it all just “dinner talk?”

(CHICAGO)(October 25, 2009) “Michelle Malkin came to Chicago…to slap Republicans who work with Obama instead of fighting him.”
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/
1841943,malkin-obama-hilton-speech-102309.article

Well, who has a proven public record of “fighting Obama?” Only I do. I have been standing up to Obama in 2004-2009, and I am still standing up to him. You can count on me to carry the fight to Washington. Obama knows that. That’s why his supporters are constantly trying to sabotage my campaign for U. S. Senator.

One candidate for the senate is an ultra-liberal congressman, known in DC as “Obama’s favorite Republican.” None other than the Republican “Combine’s” Mark Kirk. At least you know where Kirk stands. He can “run,” but he can’t hide.

Except that right now Kirk is both running and hiding, from his own record in congress.

Kirk, of course, has declared himself a “conservative” for the duration of the primary season. “Redder than red” for the next three months.

But the Kirkster is so bereft of ideas and tactics that last week Kirk had to steal one of my issues (“Ditkagate”) to polish his conservative credentials. You chose well Markie. Feel free to steal my ideas any time.

Whether you love us or hate us, Kirk and I at least have an extensive public record to vote for or vote against.

The other Republican candidates? Candidates from “Chumbolone Central Casting.”

Pat Hughes only “discovered” was a Republican last year, voting Republican for the first time in 2008. What did he think he was before then? Hughes says he was “too busy to vote.” Yah, sure. Now he wants to be a U. S. Senator.

The rest of the pack? Nice people, all. But, like Hughes, they have no public record of opposition to Obama or fighting corruption. Or anything. Blank screens.

Now you know why Barack Obama and his “mainstream media” are so terrified I will win the Republican primary, and take conservative principles into the general election against the Daley Machine Democrat candidate for U. S. senator.

Malkin may have spoken the truth in Chicago. But are Illinois Republicans prepared to face it? You can’t just show up one day, out of the blue, and declare yourself to be a “U. S. Senate candidate.”

My campaign is fighting the fight—and winning the fight—for the good people of Illinois. We have a proven record of success, and we are proud to run on that record. The others? Blank screens.

Join us. Join the fighting team that is fighting for the people of Illinois.
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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin asks NFL Commissioner to investigate “Ditkagate”

October 24, 2009

Martin says the relationship between NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and “supremacist” candidate Pat Hughes may involve a criminal conspiracy.

“Ditkagate” goes “viral” on the Internet

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/64323-
ditka-disputes-senate-candidates-endorsement-claim

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2009/10/mike-ditka-denies-official-endorsement.html

http://thecapitolfaxblog.com/2009/10/22/ditka-says-he-didnt-endorse-hughes/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/22/gop-senate-candidate-caug_n_330139.html

http://obamabidenwhitehouse.net/?p=7672

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
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 SPORTS EDITORS and DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says Mike Ditka’s behavior during the month of October raises serious questions

Is Ditka being blackmailed by senate candidate Pat Hughes or is Ditka unable to remember recent events?

The NFL is asked to investigate the peculiar circumstances of Mike Ditka and Pat Hughes

Picketing to resume at Ditka’s Chicago restaurant

(CHICAGO)(October 24, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Saturday, October 24th to disclose that he has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to open an investigation into whether NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is being blackmailed, or whether Ditka is in failing health and unable to remember recent events.

“We have now relabeled this scandal at ‘Ditkagate,’” Martin says. “We are making new plans for picketing at Ditka’s. I went to Ditka’s recently, under cover. Contrary to what his publicist claims, I saw very few African-American customers. People need to know that for whatever reason or explanation, Ditka is linking himself to someone who wants to throw African-Americans off the bus.”

Martin’s letter to the NFL Commissioner follows below:

October 24th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago

WHEN:

Saturday, October 24, 2009 1:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
asks NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to open an investigation into the tortured relationship between Mike Ditka and Pat Hughes, a supremacist candidate for U. S. Senator in Illinois

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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Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
“He Works for all the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
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COMING:

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October 23, 2009

Commissioner Roger Goodell
National Football League
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
via fax (212) 681-7599

Request for investigation of links between
Mike Ditka and “supremacist” candidate Pat Hughes

Dear Commissioner Goodell:

I am writing to suggest and respectfully request that you open an independent investigation into the relationship between NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and “supremacist” candidate Patrick Hughes in Illinois.

During the month of October, the relationship between Ditka and Hughes has become increasingly bizarre, all while Hughes has continued to attack African-American candidates and demonstrate the condescending attitudes of a supremacist.

Originally, Hughes claimed that Ditka endorsed him and agreed to serve on Hughes’ finance committee.

Then Ditka, both through his attorney Steve Mandell and also his publicist Ken Valdiserri, denied any agreement for either an endorsement or a finance committee slot.

While Mr. Hughes and I are political opponents, I want to assure you I am only concerned with ascertaining the facts and the truth. Someone is lying through their teeth.

And someone may be trying to blackmail Mike Ditka into endorsing a candidate, raising the possibility of a criminal conspiracy to extort the Hughes endorsement from Mr. Ditka.

There is also a serious possibility that Mike is suffering from old football injuries, and the current kerfuffle may be a warning sign of confusion on his part.

In a statement earlier this week, Hughes again claimed that Ditka endorsed him. Hughes claimed the two men spent “45 minutes” together:
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/64323-
ditka-disputes-senate-candidates-endorsement-claim

Common sense tells you that if you spent 45 minutes alone with someone, or in a closed room with your wife and attorney, you would vividly remember that fact a couple of weeks later. But Ditka’s denials on October 15th showed no awareness of the time he allegedly spent with Hughes. Did Hughes and Ditka actually spend this time together? Is Ditka aware of what Hughes claims? Is the joint statement on October 22nd a cover-up? The truth remains to be ascertained.

I don’t doubt that if a celebrity such as Ditka brushed shoulders with someone in a receiving line, he might not remember the encounter weeks later. But spending 45 minutes alone with someone, and then having no recollection, is not believable. Again, something is very suspicious.

Hughes also claims that Ditka agreed to serve on his finance committee, a claim Ditka flatly and unequivocally denies, and has always denied. Again, what are the facts? Where lies the truth?

Mr. Valdiserri assured me on the 15th that (i) Ditka had not endorsed Hughes and (ii) that Valdiserri had communicated that fact to the media. Valdiserri apparently lied.

This week, Ditka again used Valdiserri and Ditka’s attorney to deny any endorsement. Then, suddenly, Ditka completely reversed himself and said he was endorsing, but denying any finance committee role. Ditka also refuses to respond to legitimate media inquires about the encounter with Hughes.

I am sure you will appreciate that all of this is very suspicious behavior. If Ditka suffers from memory problems, and has no recollection of a 45 minute meeting, then any endorsement under any conditions may be suspect, even the “endorsement” on October 22nd.

Ditka is dodging the media; that raises more suspicions. Likewise, if Ditka did not endorse on the 15th, what made him reverse himself on the 22nd?

Someone posted a comment on one blog suggesting Ditka may have an alcohol problem. If so, he needs treatment.

If Ditka’s mental confusion is the result of a long-term concussion injury, again, “attention must be paid.”

What makes all of these concerns so critical is that Ditka may have erred in what he said at the beginning of the month, but by October 22nd he was certainly under no doubt that he was endorsing a supremacist candidate who had asked African-Americans to withdraw as U. S. Senate candidates and who apparently sent a saboteur to a political breakfast to harass and heckle an African-American senate candidate who had beaten Hughes in a recent poll.

There appear to be other dirty tricks which we are investigating.

A few days ago you questioned whether Rush Limbaugh should be allowed to participate in the NFL. Ditka’s transgressions are far more serious than anything Limbaugh has ever done. The Ditka case is even more serious, because someone is apparently leading Mike astray and into a political thicket of supremacists and extremists. Asking the only two African-American candidates to withdraw as candidates is not a laughing matter.

Mr. Hughes, thanks to me, is once again an active attorney (he had taken “inactive” status). Hughes has made accusations of fraud against Mike Ditka’s attorney, by claiming that Ditka’s attorney was present when Hughes was “endorsed.” A complaint to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is being prepared. Mr. Hughes’ accusations of lying can again be found at:
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/64323-
ditka-disputes-senate-candidates-endorsement-claim

I have a lifetime of commitment to civil rights and I will not let lies substitute for facts. On the other hand, if Mr. Ditka is being manipulated, and has difficulty making decisions for himself, or remembering them, then NFL fans ought to be aware of his health problems. Mike needs care.

In closing, I urge you to initiate a search for the truth and conduct a fair and impartial investigation of the facts. Clearly, Mr. Ditka’s lawyer and publicist bear some responsibility for the confusion. But as I reflect on Mike’s alleged 45 minute meeting with someone, which he had apparently forgotten a couple of weeks later, I am concerned that there may be a clinical problem. You should also be concerned.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.