Archive for November, 2009

National Conference on Barack Obama’s birth certificate, education records coming to New York

November 29, 2009

U.S. Senate candidate and Obama author/columnist Andy Martin will convene the Second National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records in New York City December 18-19. Martin is the author of the book “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and the producer/director of the upcoming Internet film “Obama: The Hawai’i Years.” Martin is a candidate for U.S. Senator in the February 2, 2010 Illinois Republican Party primary.

Second National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records
December 18-19, New York City

Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama
http://www.committeeofonemilliontodefeatbarackobama.com

http://www.nationalconferenceonobama.blogspot.com

Chicago mail:
Andy Martin, J. D.
Professor of Law (Adj.)
Executive Director
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Tel. (866) 706-2639
Fax (866) 707-2639

November 30, 2009

Dear Friends:

The “Second National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records” is taking shape. Here is our first update.

Because I have always limited myself to searching for the truth and finding the facts about Barack Obama, I enjoy worldwide credibility as the first investigative scholar on Barack Obama’s early years. I believe it is inappropriate to attack Obama with anything less than the facts and truth. My book on Barack Obama, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” continues to sell on Amazon.com and through the publisher OrangeStatePress.com because it is an attempt to get at the truth behind Barack Obama.

As all of you know, I am currently a Republican candidate for United States Senator in the February 2, 2010 Illinois primary. During the past several months I have devoted 100% of my time to the campaign. On December 28th we will be “full-time” on the campaign once again. But there is a brief period in mid-December when we can meet to discuss Obama developments.

I know that all of you want to discuss and review developments in 2009 concerning Obama’s birth and high school/college/law school records. So we are organizing a Second Conference for December 19-19 in New York City. Obama continues to refuse to release his original typewritten 1961 Hawai’i birth certificate. He refuses to release any of his Punahou School (Honolulu private school) records, his Occidental College records, his Columbia University records or his Harvard Law School records. Obama’s says “trust me;” do you?

1. Location

The conference will be held in New York City December 18-19. We plan a Friday evening session, 7-9:00 P.M. December 18th, and a Saturday morning afternoon session December 19th. The conference will be videotaped for broadcast on the Internet. We are scouting for a meeting location in midtown Manhattan.

Obama saboteurs stole the tapes of our first National Conference in Washington, DC. We will ensure they do not steal the tapes of this meeting. For some reason, Obama and his associates are terrified of the investigative work we do on his personal history. What is he hiding? What doesn’t he want us to find out?

2. Hawai’i freedom of information materials

We received a very generous grant to cover the costs of paying the State of Hawai’i for freedom-of-information materials. Unfortunately, those materials did not arrive in time for our first National Conference. We are reviewing the materials for our New York meeting.

3. Conference Registration fee and ID requirement

As always, we need some advance indication of how large the attending group could be to make space-planning decisions. Therefore, we have added a nominal $35 advance registration fee which covers both sessions. The door charge will be $50 to attend one or both meetings. Please fill out the attendance form and mail it back with the $35 to arrive in New York before December 16th. Please include a copy of a photo ID so we can confirm your identity when you arrive at the conference. (The late fee will be $50 cash only “at the door” with a photo ID.) Once we know how many to plan for, we can work out how formal or informal to be.

We are currently scouting midtown meeting options in Manhattan. We will notify you by e-mail as soon as we choose a location. You can also follow developments on our blog.

4. Conference agenda

In the near future you will be receiving the first draft of our proposed agenda. You are invited to begin submitting suggestions, comments and proposals for any future revisions.

We do have a big “surprise” planned for the conference, of course. That will be revealed at the Saturday morning session.

5. All are welcome—but please bring evidence, not illusions

Anyone is welcome to register and attend our conference. But please, if you want to express a theory, bring some rational, tangible evidence to support your claims about Mr. Obama. Those of you who know me know I am committed to working only with accurate information and, as we lawyers say, “reasonable inferences drawn from the available facts or available documentation.”

Pie-in-the-sky will not fly. Hucksters who use bogus documents to obtain anti-Obama publicity only undermine legitimate inquiries into Obama’s opaque past. We need to search for the truth and look for the facts.

6. Security

We will have adequate arrangements for security in case Obama’s desperate sycophants try to disrupt us again.

7. Media

Media are welcome, but we would suggest you let us know in advance. We will be providing twitter.com updates during the conference (twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA).

8. Visitors to New York City

Just a reminder: December 18-19 is a pre-holiday weekend in New York. If you plan to stay overnight, we suggest you make early plans. A good place to look for affordable lodging is Queens.

We will be issuing updates of this letter, so please feel free to make suggestions.

And please also remember we operate on a shoestring, so contribute any shoestrings you can afford. We are going to issue a separate fundraising letter.

With best wishes,

ANDY MARTIN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AM:sp

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Second National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records
December 18-19, New York City

Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama
http://www.committeeofonemilliontodefeatbarackobama.com

http://www.nationalconferenceonobama.blogspot.com

Chicago mail:
Andy Martin, J. D.
Professor of Law (Adj.)
Executive Director
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Tel. (866) 706-2639
Fax (866) 707-2639

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

PLEASE ENCLOSE A COPY OF A PHOTO ID WITH THIS REGISTRATION FORM.

PLEASE HAVE A PHOTO ID AVAILABLE IF YOU PLAN TO REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

We will notify you of the conference location by e-mail.

You can also follow developments on our blog.

NAME:

ADDRESS:

Street:

City, State, Zip

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

ANYTHING SPECIAL WE SHOULD KNOW?

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Pre-registration (includes both days) $35

“At the door” registration (either one or two days) $50

Please note that although Andy is in Chicago, registrations will be processed in New York.

PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: COMMITTEE OF ONE MILLION

PLEASE MAIL CHECK, COPY OF PHOTO ID AND REGISTRATION FORM TO:

Andy Martin
Executive Director
Committee of One Million
P. O. Box 1851
New York, NY 10150-1861
(to arrive before December 16th)

Andy Martin is the only U. S. Senate candidate who has stood up to Barack Obama

November 24, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin questions whether Senator Jim DeMint is being given accurate information about Illinois politics. Andy Martin is the only U. S. Senate candidate in the nation with a proven record of successfully opposing Barack Obama.

ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

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Blogs:

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http://www.MarkKirk.us

November 24, 2009

Senator Jim DeMint
Senate Conservatives Fund
P.O. Box 388
Alexandria, VA 22312
via fax (866) 578-2631

Dear Senator DeMint:

On October 16th I sent you a letter outlining the respective qualifications of Patrick Hughes and myself. A week later you issued an incomplete and misleading newsletter (November 21, 2009) claiming no one but Hughes had asked for your support.

One of the problems with Beltway “conservatives” is that they act very “liberal” with the truth. If you are going to try to rig an endorsement, please don’t try to mislead your nationwide supporters with half-truths and incomplete information.

First, since you have not responded to my letter, you are apparently not meeting with other candidates. How can you make an informed, intelligent decision without knowing all of the options?

Second, in your “newsletter” you state Hughes’ “issues” as though the man has discovered something. All of the Republican Party primary candidates with the exception of Mark Kirk support the same issues (actually, even Kirk belatedly claims to support them). Hughes’ “issues” are nothing more than a list of talking points that he recites as a parrot. If everyone supports the same issues, “issues” are not a basis to highlight one candidate over another.

Mr. Hughes has a serious problem with the truth. He lied about his support by Mike Ditka, he lied about his financial “commitments,” he lied about his record as an attorney and he has sought to proceed by surreptitiously filing challenges against other candidates. Mr. Kirk is a liar. But why would you back another liar to oppose him? Why not back the truth?

Hughes claims to be a “real estate developer.” The only major project identified with him never put a shovel in the ground and triggered litigation. He claimed to act as a “general counsel” for a de facto bankrupt real estate firm at a time when he had voluntarily suspended his law license. Are these the kinds of fraudulent acts and issues you want to endorse in a primary?

Hughes may have remodeled a few kitchens and baths, and sold “fixer-uppers” at a profit. That does not make him a “real estate developer.” Have you actually reviewed and evaluated a project list of Hughes’ developments? Of course not. That list doesn’t exist.

Mr. Hughes never voted in a Republican primary before 2008. He has issued responses that argue he has voted copiously, but no one has ever seen any backup for his claims. Have you? If he can’t document his voting record for local Republicans, why would you support him?

Hughes is a forty year-old man with a blank slate when it comes to public involvement. He claims that earlier this year he had a vision he should be a senator, paid a few thousand dollars to set up an anti-tax committee, and overnight became a national figure. I don’t think so. Most candidates who have no public and no political experience turn out to be disasters. There may be exceptions to the rule, but the rule is that “no public experience, no political experience,” equals no experience for statewide office. Hughes is no exception.

Oh, I forgot to mention: Hughes has issued bogus polls. He wins his own polls, naturally. But Hughes leaves my name out of his polls. I wonder why? Maybe because both Kirk and Hughes are afraid to list my name in their polls. I beat both of them. Is your PAC staff so gullible that they believe bogus polls?

The Illinois primary is the first election of the 2010 cycle. If you back a loser in that race your “brand” is going to be both tarnished and embarrassed. Don’t get too full of yourself.

Have you asked Hughes if he has a media plan? (My own campaign announced last Saturday that this week we are beginning media production.)

I have over forty years of political experience, so please allow me to give you some advice. Hughes is a loser. He is being promoted by someone (D. Paul Caprio) who uses politics to plunder the process for his own financial gain. So be careful. I assume Hughes got to you through Tom Coburn, who in turn is linked to Caprio. Coburn needs to have his head examined for hanging around a sleaze ball like Caprio.

Ironically, one of Hughes major supporters, Jack Roeser, made it a condition of his support that Caprio be removed from the Hughes campaign. Caprio still slithers around, but he has no official role in deference to Roeser’s demand. Call and ask Jack Roeser what he thinks of Caprio & Co. It might be an eye-opener.

ABC Channel 7 is scheduling a candidates’ debate. I suggest you hold up support for any candidate until you see them perform on the Channel 7 debate early in January. If after seeing him go up against Kirk and me, you still like Hughes, be my guest. Have at it and support him. My guess is you will not be happy with Hughes’ performance and will be glad you took my advice.

The American people are enraged and outraged that Barack Obama sits in the White House. I am the only candidate with a record of standing up to Obama. People want someone in office they can trust to fight the Obama agenda. With no experience and no record of standing up for anything but his own self-interest, only a fool would take Pat Hughes seriously. What does that say about your staff?

I don’t like Mark Kirk’s record and believe he can and should be defeated. But you are backing a dead horse if you are trying to send a rookie like Hughes up against pros like Kirk or me. Be real.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

Andy Martin delivers a “red meat” speech to a Springfield, Illinois audience

November 22, 2009

Martin tells Central Illinois conservatives that he is the only candidate with the experience to defeat Mark Kirk in the 2010 Republican Party primary.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin delivers a rousing speech to Central Illinois conservatives

Martin opened his Central Illinois campaign Saturday with a news conference outlining the first installment of his media strategy to defeat Mark Kirk

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

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 “gets the blood flowing” with a “red meat” speech to a conservative audience

Martin ridicules his “conservative” opponents’ complete lack of national experience

(SPRINGFIELD, IL)(November 22, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin was the lead off speaker at a forum of U. S. Senate candidates Saturday evening in Springfield. The forum was held at the I Worship Church and attracted conservative Tea Party/9-12 activists from the central part of the state.

Earlier Saturday afternoon Martin held a news conference and offered the first installment of his media strategy to defeat Mark Kirk. Martin announced that he planned to start purchasing advertising the first week of December if fund raising produced resources for a media campaign. “We are going on the attack he said.”

Martin ridiculed both Mark Kirk and his other opponents for their mendacity and lack of experience. “I am running again ‘Magic Slate’ and ‘Blank Slate,” Andy said. “As kids we used to play with a board with a plastic cover and a stylus. After you finished writing, you lifted up the plastic cover and erased everything you had written. I call mark Kirk ‘Magic Slate:’ As if by magic Kirk wants to erase his congressional career and pretends he is a red state, good ole boy conservative.

“But my other opponents collectively lack any national experience. If you believe the Pat Hughes story, earlier this year he had a vision and decided to become a U. S. Senator. Where was Hughes last year when we were fighting Obama? Hughes was nowhere to be found. Hughes has no record. He is a ‘blank slate.’

“None of the candidates were fighting Obama in 2008. Now they all claim to be national material. They want to play in the Super Bowl without ever having participated in the regular season.”

Martin was asked the question “Is the Constitution a living document?” He responded with the observation that “The pretender in the White House is trying to kill the Constitution, so it must be alive. If conservatives do not fight back, Obama will kill our Constitution. We must be ready to fight Obama if we want America to survive,” he stated passionately.

Martin said the idea that someone with no experience could simply appear and challenge an experienced candidate such as Kirk was laughable.

Martin’s speech was taped by the debate sponsor.

Martin also unveiled his new brochure:

Andy Martin
“THE NAME YOU CAN TRUST”
U.S. SENATE 2010
Conservative Republican
Tel: 866-706-ANDY (2639) Fax: 866-707-ANDY (2639) E-mail: andyforsenator@aol.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Fellow Patriots:

America is under attack. Our Constitution, our Military, our Values, our History and Heritage are under attack. In times of crisis, what do we turn to? One word says it all: Experience.

As an Illinois voter, you have a choice. You can support Mark Kirk or you can support me, Andy Martin, a patriot with the experience and ability to defeat Kirk in the Republican primary. Kirk is a cynical professional politician. He has $2 million in “dirty dollars” from Washington lobbyists to fool Illinois voters with false claims and misleading advertising. The liberal Kirk is trying to hide his liberal voting record in Congress by pretending he is a conservative.

I am the only challenger with experience to defeat Kirk in February 2, 2010 primary election. If you agree with me that our Constitution, Values and the very Fiber that has made America great are under attack, then you need to support Kirk’s only experienced opponent; Andy Martin.

I am the only candidate with the experience to rebuild our shattered economy. Obama’s billions for new bonuses on Wall Street, with bankruptcy for Main Street are disgraceful. I am the only candidate with forty years of corruption fighting experience. I have a record you can see, not just campaign promises. Voters will demand a real corruption-fighter as their next senator, a corruption-fighter with foreign policy and military experience that you can see; one with a proven record, not hollow promises.

I have been tested in the media and on the national stage. I have stood up to Barack Obama at a time when Kirk was afraid to. I fought back against Obama’s lies. My experience can be trusted, an experience that no other candidate has.

Ask yourself, when you need a doctor, a lawyer, a military leader or a United States Senator from Illinois, who will you choose? You will choose someone with experience; Andy Martin.

Please, help me defend America from all foreign and domestic enemies. And with your help, we will defeat Kirk in the February 2, 2010 primary and go on to defeat the Daley Machine Democratic candidate in the November 2010 general election.

I ask for your support and your vote in the February 2, 2010 primary. Any effort will be gratefully and truly appreciated.

ANDY MARTIN

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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:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]

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 unveils media strategy to defeat Mark Kirk

November 21, 2009

Martin says he is the only U. S. Senate candidate with a media plan to defeat Kirk. Martin has over forty years of broadcasting experience and has produced legendary TV commercials.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will “slip the lid off” his coming media strategy to defeat Mark Kirk

Martin opens his Central Illinois campaign with a news conference on media strategy, “Meet and Greet” and candidate forum in the Capital city

Martin calls Kirk’s campaign cash the product of “honest graft”

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

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 DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN SPRINGFIELD

Andy Martin begins to disclose his media strategy to defeat Mark Kirk

Martin will also hold the first of his central Illinois “meet and greet” sessions for area voters

(SPRINGFIELD, IL)(November 21, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Springfield news conference Saturday, November 21st to provide the first peek at his upcoming media strategy to defeat Mark Kirk.

Martin will also hold a “meet and greet” for the Capital region, and participate in a candidate forum Saturday evening.

“Mark Kirk has $2 million ‘dirty dollars’ from special interests and Washington lobbyists to deceive and defraud Illinois voters,” Martin says. “Another name for Kirk’s cash is ‘honest graft.’ The Kirkster is a master at selling his vote for special interest cash. Kirk took over $100,000 from Exelon, and then voted for Cap and Trade. Kirk’s defense? ‘Exelon made me do it.’ What a disgrace to democracy. What a disgrace to Republican Party values.

“But cash is cash. As near as I can determine, the other candidates have neither significant campaign cash nor a significant media strategy to ‘take down’ Kirk. We do.

“I began producing campaign commercials over forty years ago, and some of them have become classics. As a broadcaster, I have been involved in every aspect of the industry. The first thing I did after becoming a candidate was to map out a media strategy.

“Saturday we will take the first step in unveiling our media strategy. Unless we get lucky, we won’t have as much cash as Kirk to spend. But our dollars will do double duty. My campaign’s analysis of the media environment is detailed.

“Interestingly, Kirk takes me more seriously as an adversary than some media types. When Kirk released his ‘poll,’ he left my name out. I was beating him. Unlike Adam Andrzejewski, who put out a ‘poll’ showing he was in second place, Kirk’s colossal ego would not let him do that. So my name was expunged.

“Kirk must be muttering The Psychoed to himself. [‘As I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish, I wish he’d go away.’] Well I am not going away. I am going to Washington to clean up the corruption in that foul city,” Martin says.

“We will also have a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity for Central Illinois residents to meet me,” Martin notes. “Welcome.”

November 22nd Springfield news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Andy Martin suite at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams Street, Springfield

WHEN:

Saturday, November 21, 2009:
3:00 P.M. News Conference
4:00-6:00 P.M. Meet and Greet
7:00 P.M. Candidate Forum I Worship church, Springfield

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will launch his Central Illinois campaign with a news conference, meet and greet and candidate forum appearances.

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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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:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Corruption fighter Andy Martin opens probe of suspicious Daley Machine death

November 19, 2009

U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin’s forty years of experience analyzing Chicago gangland slayings and suspicious murders suggest to him that the death of a senior Daley Machine leader Michael Scott may have broader implications. In the 1970’s Martin faced Crime Syndicate death threats because of his investigative efforts. See http://www.AndyMartin.com for Andy’s corruption-fighting background. “I wish the Scott ‘suicide’ didn’t arise in the middle of my Senate campaign,” Martin says, “but Mr. Scott’s death raises too many serious questions to be ignored. I think we can handle both the campaign and the investigation.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin requests FBI probe, federal grand jury investigation into Michael Scott’s death

Martin says “suspicious circumstances” merit the federal probe

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

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 DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THURSDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Martin says the bizarre death of the of the Chicago Board of Education President merits federal inquiry

Political corruption fighter Andy Martin has looked into Chicago Crime Syndicate “hits” for decades

(CHICAGO)(November 19, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Thursday, November 19th to announce that [1] he has asked the FBI and Department of Justice to open an independent investigation into the death of Daley Machine big Michael Scott, and [2] his newspaper has opened an independent probe into Scott’s mysterious death. Martin has over 40 years of experience analyzing and investigating gangland slayings and suspicious murders in Chicago. [Letter follows below]

November 19th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

In front of Picasso Sculpture, Daley Center Plaza,
Chicago

WHEN:

Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls for an independent federal investigation into the death of Daley Machine stalwart Michael Scott

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

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Blogs:

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http://www.MarkKirk.us

November 19, 2009

Hon. Patrick Fitzgerald
United States Attorney
219 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60604
via fax (312) 353-4322

with copy to:

SAC Robert D. Grant
FBI – Chicago
2111 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60606
via fax (312) 829-5172

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST AND
REQUEST FOR GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION

Dear U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald
and SAC Grant:

This letter is a two-part request. In Part One, I request FOIA disclosure of all local DOJ agency files relating to the recently deceased Michael Scott, President of the Chicago Board of Education. In Part Two, I request that you initiate steps to conduct an extensive field investigation and grand jury investigation of Mr. Scott’s death. His death is suspicious.

Although I am preoccupied with a U. S. Senate campaign, I have been scrutinizing “gangland” murders in Chicago for over forty years. As a result of my investigations in the 1970’s, I was the target of Crime Syndicate retaliation.

It may be that Mr. Scott’s death was exactly what some people say it was: a “suicide.” Nevertheless, the circumstantial evidence points in two conflicting directions. First, if Mr. Scott did kill himself, the obvious question is “why.” As we set forth in Part II below, the pendency of a grand jury action and other investigations into his conduct and the conduct of his associates may have prompted him to take his life.

Second, there may have been an aspect of Mr. Scott’s life that led to some form of organized crime intervention. Gambling debts? Unhappy investors or partners? “Self-help” has a long history in Chicago crime lore. The manner in which Mr. Scott died has attributes of a classic gangland or “Outfit” slaying.

I have the highest respect for Chicago Police Superintend Weis. But his agency is obviously compromised in conducting an investigation of someone who was an integral part of the City’s political leadership.

Preliminary Comments

The death of a federal grand jury witness under suspicious circumstances always triggers federal criminal jurisdiction. Mr. Scott was a grand jury witness. In Michael Scott’s case there are numerous reasons to open a field inquiry.

First, community leaders feel that such an effort is necessary. While community sentiments are never a sufficient basis to look into an unexplained death, community sentiment can often be predictive of underlying concerns or situational awareness that may not be apparent “downtown.”

Second, the physical attributes of Mr. Scott’s death leave lingering questions. My Internet newspaper ContrarianCommentary.com is conducting its own independent analysis of the crime scene, as well as developing a plan to interview witnesses.

Third, police and medical examiner behavior at the scene raises questions that need probing. The unexplained delays in agency coordination and notification were peculiar.

I.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

The fact that Mr. Scott is now dead broadens the scope of Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) disclosure for your offices.

I respectfully request FOIA access to and disclosure of all documents and related material which your offices maintain concerning Mr. Scott.

II.

FBI/GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION

Mr. Scott may have killed himself. We just don’t know why.

The traditional indicia of a pre-suicidal individual are obviously lacking. Except one: the “heat” of one or more law enforcement investigations. There have been unsubstantiated reports that Scott was to meet with law enforcement on the day of his death. I assume your FOIA disclosure will clarify and confirm, or remove, the question of whether and when Mr. Scott was meeting with law enforcement, and why.

There are a number of suspicious circumstances relating to Mr. Scott. First, there are the ongoing DOJ “magnet school” inquiries.

Then there are the “Olympic credit card” issues. Mr. Scott used a public credit card for a totally unintended and unlawful purpose. The credit card questions interest me. If Mr. Scott used public funds for an unintended purpose, then his action was a criminal misappropriation. Mayor Richard Daley’s quoted claim that “There’s nothing wrong with that” is sheer nonsense. Mr. Scott may have been aware of others who similarly misused public funds as part of the Olympics extravaganza.

I know of no lawful basis for Chicago Public School funds to be used to stay at luxury hotels overseas in support of a matter having no connection with school business.

I am going to be asking for all of Mr. Scott’s school board credit card records. Scott’s knowledge, however, may have gone beyond his own misuse of public funds to similar acts by others.

The Olympics-related real estate issues also raise questions. If, as Mr. Scott stated, his relationship to West Side real estate investments involving potential Olympic land were legal and legitimate, why did he summarily abandon them? People do not usually abandon legitimate activity.

The crime scene also offers numerous baffling questions. Mr. Scott supposedly “fell into the river,” but “landed on his firearm.” This is not impossible but highly unlikely.
How did the handgun land “under” Mr. Scott? If we believe the “facts” as stated at this time, someone shot himself in the head, in an area of rough and unsteady terrain, and then he plunged an indeterminate distance into the Chicago river and landed on his gun. How obsessively neat. Did the trauma of the bullet wound to the brain separate gun and body, or did the body fall neatly into the water with the handgun tucked safely underneath?

I am not a ballistics expert. But I have seen enough gunfire and violent death to know that when you are hit, everything around you flies in every direction. Who ever heard of a gun landing under the owner? In a river? Off an embankment?

While the gun was supposedly 18 years old, was the ammunition also ancient? If not, where did he purchase his ammunition? It’s not easy to buy bullets legally in Chicago. We need ballistics.

I could go on but you understand the thrust of my request. Mr. Scott was intimately involved in the supervision and expenditure of federal funds. While he did not head the schools himself, the most recent school leader is now Secretary of the Department of Education. Were there issues involving Mr. Duncan that might embarrass the Obama administration that led to Scott’s peculiar manner of death? I rule nothing out at this time. Nor should you.

Please feel free to contact me if I may be of any assistance. I will also report back to you as my own investigation proceeds.

And, if anything happens to me, don’t assume it was a “suicide.”

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

W/encl.

Illinois newspaper editors unanimously endorse Andy Martin on Gitmo/Illinois transfer issue

November 19, 2009

“I am the only conservative Republican leader that wants to bring new federal jobs to Illinois,” Martin says. “I am gratified that Illinois newspaper editors unanimously endorse my position. I have taken a lot of heat from other Republicans, but for me bringing jobs to Illinois comes first. We know how to deal with any ‘wise guys’ that act up in our prisons. Journalists who used to respect Mark Kirk have now begun to ridicule him. Neil Steinberg calls Kirk ‘Al-Qaeda’s self-appointed representative in Congress.’ Ouch! Mark Kirk doesn’t really respect or understand Illinois; he says what his polls and handlers tell him to say. I love Illinois. I put Illinoisans, not politics, first.”

Illinois Newspaper editors endorse Andy Martin’s point of view on housing Al-Qaeda prisoners

Martin says “thank you”

Andy speaks with Thomson prison Superintendent

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

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 thanks Illinois newspaper editors for backing his stance on the transfer of Gitmo prisoners to Illinois

Thomson prison Superintendent calls Andy, assures Andy they can safely handle the Al-Qaeda thugs

(CHICAGO)(November 19, 2009) Illinois newspaper editors unanimously endorse Andy Martin’s position that Illinois can properly and safely house any Al-Qaeda prisoners that are brought here. Mark Kirk is being ridiculed for his alarmism and extremism. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times calls Kirk’s antics the action of “Al-Qaeda’s self-appointed representative in Congress.”

“I am the mainstream, Midwestern Republican,” Martin says. “Kirk has become a shrill extremist. He stands for nothing but his poll-driven fund raising and self-aggrandizement. I actually care about the people of Illinois. I spoke personally with the Superintendent of the Thomson prison.

“We Illinoisans have a ‘can do’ attitude. Mark Kirk has never been downstate. Kirk doesn’t know us. He is a Washington outsider.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/
opinion/editorials/chi-1117
edit1nov17,0,5529461.story

http://www.suntimes.com/news/
commentary/1887512,CST-EDT-edit17a.article

http://www.pjstar.com/opinions/
x1659502163/Our-View-Giving-Thomson-
prison-a-use-at-long-last

http://www.sj-r.com/opinions/
x206845991/Our-Opinion-Hysteria-over-
Thomson-idea-way-off-base

http://www.suntimes.com/news/
steinberg/1889631,CST-NWS-stein18.article
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin zings an opponent, again

November 18, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin’s lawsuit charging “money laundering” by an opposing campaign has been transferred to federal court from state court by the opponent. Martin’s opponent has confessed that he is “Candidate X.”

Patrick Hughes confesses: “I am Candidate “X”

Hughes transfers Andy Martin’s “Money laundering” lawsuit to federal court

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

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 that Patrick Hughes is continuing his pattern of deceptive behavior

Hughes admits he is “Candidate X” and transfers Martin’s “Solo” lawsuit from state court to federal court

(CHICAGO)(November 9, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin announced today that his primary opponent Pat Hughes has transferred the “Solo Family” lawsuit, originally filed in the Circuit Court of DuPage County, to federal court.

“Mr. Hughes is taking my lawsuit very seriously,” Martin noted. “He made a ‘federal case’ out of my claims that ‘Candidate X’ was breaking the law. Hughes has admitted he is ‘Candidate X.’ Amusingly, Hughes moved the lawsuit to federal court even before the sheriff could serve the Solo Family defendants. Both Solos admitted they are Hughes operatives.

“Hughes has established a pattern of deceptive and manipulative behavior. Last summer he paid D. Paul Caprio to recruit ‘pro-family leaders’ to his campaign. Caprio did not disclose he was acting as a paid agent of the Hughes campaign.

“Hughes then sent ‘consultant’ Jon Zahm out to attack me when I filed a meritorious complaint against Hughes because of his fraudulent behavior as an attorney. Zahm appeared to be acting as a paid spokesman for Hughes, though Zahm now denies that claim. Hughes was forced to admit I was legally correct. He had to pay his dues as an ‘active’ attorney or face professional discipline.

“Then Hughes falsely claimed that Mike Ditka had both ‘endorsed’ Hughes and agreed to serve on his ‘Finance Committee.’ Ditka denied both claims, although he later issued a lukewarm ‘endorsement’ of Hughes. Ditka has kept his distance from Hughes since ‘endorsing’ him. Some endorsement. Ditka flatly refused to serve on Hughes Finance Committee.

“Then Hughes demanded that the two African-American candidates withdraw from the Republican Party senate primary. Hughes claimed he had a secret deal with Arrington and Wallace for them to withdraw. Both men denied Hughes’ claim.

“Hughes then tried to use a straw man to order petitions from the State Board of Elections. When I offered Hughes the option of admitting he was ‘Candidate X’ and avoiding a lawsuit, Hughes chose to be sued. Now that he has been sued, he has been forced to make an admission that he was indeed ‘Candidate X.’ We will be deposing his ‘workers’ to find out how they paid for the petition copies.

“In addition to manifesting a continuously deceptive personality, Hughes also manifests gross incompetence as a lawyer. He was unlawfully holding himself out as a ‘General Counsel’ at a time when he had suspended his law license and gone on ‘inactive’ status. That was a serious legal violation.

“Hughes now claims he has a right to ‘copy petitions.’ I agree he has that right. What Hughes does not have a right to do is launder money to pay for petitions in a way that disguises his payment for the petitions. If Hughes can’t even comprehend the basic ethical requirements of an attorney or federal candidate, how is he going to deal with the complexity of being a U. S. Senator?” Martin asks.

“Obviously, Hughes is out of his depth, and drowning. But then Hughes was unable to cope with the complexities of voting either, until he decided to become a candidate for U. S. Senator. He voted for the first time as a Republican in 2008. What took him so long? He’s 40 years old.”
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin asks “Senate Conservatives Fund” for support to defeat Mark Kirk

November 17, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he is the only Republican who can defeat Mark Kirk in the Illinois Republican party primary.

ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

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Blogs:

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http://www.MarkKirk.us

November 16, 2009

Senator Jim DeMint
Senate Conservatives Fund
P.O. Box 388
Alexandria, VA 22312
via fax (202) 228-5143
(866) 578-2631

Dear Senator DeMint:

I would like to ask for your support, and also suggest why one of my primary opponents should not receive your support.

I.

PATRICK HUGHES

One of my primary opponents, Patrick Hughes, has been running around for the past couple of months saying he is a “conservative:”

FACT: Hughes never voted in a Republican primary until last year (2008). He has only voted a handful of times in his entire life, says he was “too busy to vote.” Other than parroting a list of talking points he has no conservative record.

FACT: Earlier this year, Hughes created an anti-tax “committee” that he claims is the sole basis of his experience to seek statewide office. The Committee has no track record to speak of. Try and contact Hughes’ “committee.”

Fact: Hughes said on August 20th he had “$400,000” in “commitments.” These “commitments” vanished by September 30th when he produced $130,000 in contributions.

FACT: Hughes claimed he had the support of Mike Ditka, who then denied that fact, and then reversed himself again. Ditka has kept his distance from Hughes since the fracas. Hughes claimed Ditka was on his “finance committee,” which Ditka denied and has never revoked.

FACT: Hughes asked the two African-American candidates in the senate primary to withdraw, thereby casting a racist tint on his candidacy. Nice “image” for a novice Republican to project.

FACT: Hughes lacked the petition signatures to file for the senate primary, and was forced to file on the last day because he didn’t have the necessary signatures. Hughes tried to paper over this failure by claiming he was “trying to file last, for last place on the ballot,” but ended up not filing last. Hughes is now trying to have the people who filed after him thrown off the ballot. He is a laugh-a-minute.

FACT: Your committee is apparently conducting some sort of poll this week. Hughes is asking his supporters to rig the poll in his favor.

FACT: Hughes has used fraudulent campaign tactics. He hired a “consultant” to organize an endorsement, but the consultant failed to tell the people he was soliciting that he had been paid by Hughes to do so. Another black eye for Hughes. On and on it goes.

FACT: Hughes has never before run for any office and he is a totally inexperienced candidate. He is not a “natural” candidate. There is no way he will come up to speed in the remaining seventy-five days of the campaign.

How can anyone on your staff seriously consider endorsing such a clown?

II.

ANDY MARTIN

There are a number of reasons why you might not want to support me, and there is only one reason why you might back my candidacy: I can defeat Mark Kirk.

That’s all that counts. If I take Kirk down on February 2nd, we will launch a conservative revolution. Join the A-Team.

FACT: Earlier today I lunched with a key media representative in Chicago. He was astounded by the brilliancy and boldness of my campaign strategy against Kirk, and will quietly assist. I actually have a media plan in effect to topple Kirk. All we need is the cash to rip him apart. No other primary candidate else even knows how to approach media. Ask to see Hughes’ media plan.

FACT: I have over forty years of experience in radio and TV. Later this month we are launching a movie on Barack Obama, “Obama: The Hawai’i Years.” If you want to see a rough cut, just ask and we will let you see what it will look like.

FACT: My appearance on Hannity’s America in 2008 became one of the defining moments of the 2008 presidential campaign. The hard left is still fuming over me. Obama was concerned that my media activity was costing him millions of votes. Obama sent Robert Gibbs on national TV to attack me by name, and trumped up negative front-page coverage in the New York Times. I am as tough a campaigner as they come. I do not need a crash course in how to campaign or how to defend myself. I threw Obama’s mud right back at him. If John McCain had run a minimally competent campaign, he could have won.

FACT: Mark Kirk is a savvy and slippery opponent. The leftover political rumdums behind Hughes have no idea how to bring him down. No one else in Illinois politics has the means or the guts to take on Kirk and drop him the way I do. Period.

FACT: I am controversial. My opponents love to use 25 year-old and 35 year—old court cases to attack me. Obama and/or Kirk have flooded the Internet with attack videos. If I am so inconsequential, why is someone doing so much and working so hard to try to stop me? Obviously, “someone” knows I am the real threat to Obama/Kirk. I have the “ultimate endorsement:” I am Obama’s worst nightmare in his former senate seat.

FACT: I have over forty years of political experience. I helped send crooked Illinois politicians to jail (www.AndyMartin.com). I have made a lot (a lot) of enemies, and I earned very one of them. But you of all people know that “enemies” can be used to advantage. In 2010 the public mood demands a reform candidate with an authentic anti-corruption record, not a sheet of talking points. I have that background. I worked in the senate for U. S. Senator Paul Douglas.

FACT: I lived in Baghdad part of 2003 and was a critic of the invasion. I was Paul Bremer’s first critic. Go on the Internet and see for yourself. I know the truth about Kirk’s “military record.” I have actually been in the places Kirk claims to have been. I am not sure Hughes has wandered much beyond the local Dairy Queen. Hughes is totally lacking in credentials.

To support Hughes is to make Kirk look good by comparison. In 2004, Illinois Republicans brought in an outside clown to run against Barack Obama. The clown made Obama look good by comparison. If you support Hughes you will be making Kirk look good. Watch out for the “Obama effect.” It’s real.

FACT: You and I will disagree on some issues. So what? We disagree on Gitmo. That’s good. I think for myself. Hughes gets up and reads of a sheet of “conservative” talking points. He has no ideas and no experience to present to the public. As a senator, you know that we don’t have to agree on everything to work together to defeat a common foe: Kirk.

I think I can convince you in a 15-minute meeting that I am your man. You will take some heat for supporting me, or even leaning in my direction. But if the cash flows, a public endorsement is unnecessary. Just send money and watch us take Kirk apart.

Unlike Hughes, I have done my negative research, and I have a suitcase full of anti-Kirk material to use. Hughes has nothing. Sadly, given all of his peregrinations, Hughes doesn’t even have a campaign.

I am available next week to meet with you in Washington. I can hop on a plane and be there Monday or Tuesday. I don’t know when the senate adjourns and you leave for South Carolina.

Just say the word and I’ll be there. I think you will agree after a 15-minute meeting: I am your man.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

NEWS CONFERENCE: Andy Martin leads bipartisan effort to bring federal jobs to Illinois

November 16, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin condemns his opponent Mark Kirk for a “complete abdication of leadership.” Martin promises both vigorous partisanship on domestic matters and vigorous bipartisanship on national security issues. Martin says Illinois can handle Guantanamo prisoners at our Thomson Correctional Facility. “Mark Kirk should stop scaring Illinoisans,” Martin says. “Western Illinois can sure use thousands of new federal jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new payrolls.”

NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will lead Republican efforts to bring federal prisoners to Illinois

Martin says that the People of Illinois can handle Guantanamo inmates and civilize the savages in their midst

Illinois patriots rally to Andy’s side

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

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 DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says he will assume leadership of Republican Party efforts to bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of federal payrolls to Illinois

Martin says Mark Kirk has “failed his first test as a statewide leader”

Martin says local Republicans and patriots will rally to support his views

(CHICAGO)(November 16, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, November 16th to announce that he will lead the Republican Party side of bipartisan efforts to bring federal prisoners to the Thomson Correctional Facility if Guantanamo is closed.

“There are several things that need to be addressed,” Martin will state. “First, this is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to work together as Americans and Illinoisans. I have already received offers of local Republican support from the Thomson community. I want to bring the thousands of federal jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal payrolls that will come with a transfer of the Guantanamo prisoners.

“Second, the war against terror was thrust upon us. We did not seek to harm any nation. The American people are at peace with the world. But if we must fight, fight we must. If we must take prisoners, we must arrange to hold them. The efforts to scare Americans into maintaining a ‘Devil’s Island’ in Cuba are irresponsible. We must be united and appear united as a nation if we are going to defeat the terrorist threat to civilization.

“Third, Illinoisans have a long history of running secure correctional facilities. If the administration makes a decision to close Guantanamo, we should welcome thousands of federal jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal payrolls. Illinoisans already manage one of the nation’s most secure facilities, U. S. Penitentiary Marion, where the ‘worst of the worst’ are held. Illinoisans have a ‘can do’ spirit.

“Fourth, I support humane treatment even for prisoners who have committed inhumane acts. We are not going to win the war against terror by showing we are as evil and deranged as our adversaries. We are going to win by showing the religious extremists that terrorism will not intimidate or disrupt our society. Our civilization and our values are more powerful than the doctrines of hate and murder advocated by terrorists.

“I unhesitatingly condemn torture and abuse of prisoners, not because I love the evil doers but because I love our Constitution and I respect and love the strength of our national institutions. America will prevail. Our values will prevail. We will defeat and destroy the terrorists wherever we find them.

“I regret that some Republicans seek to scare Illinoisans and seek partisan profit in the upcoming primary for U. S. Senator.

“I condemn Mark Kirk for his abdication of responsibility as a potential statewide leader. Mark Kirk’s behavior has been disgraceful. He claims to be a military man and ‘intelligence officer’ but he becomes a panicked child at the first opportunity to demonstrate senatorial statewide leadership. Mr. Kirk does not act like an Illinoisan; most recently he has been a de facto Virginia Democrat where he maintained some sort of arrangement with his former spouse.

“I represent Illinois values, Kirk does not. We are the State that sent Lincoln to Washington to save the Union and defeat slavery. I hope the people of Illinois will entrust me with the duty of serving as U. S. Senator. On partisan issues, I will be respectfully but vigorously partisan. But on matters of national security I will always extend an open hand to my Democratic colleagues. The safety of Americans and America’s world leadership should stop being a matter of partisan rancor.

“We should work to ensure that every Illinoisan helps us bring federal payrolls to Thomson. Illinois will do our fair share in the war against terror.

“Illinois leaders complain we do not get enough federal dollars back from Washington. But at the first opportunity to take a federal facility, Kirk is shrieking ‘no.’ Kirk has failed his first test as a statewide leader. Maybe Kirk should move back to Virginia. Except that Virginians may be practical enough to take the federal prisoners if Illinois refuses,” Martin says.

Martin will also condemn the biased and one-sided coverage of the Thomson controversy by Abdon Pallasch of the Chicago Sun-Times and Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune. “What’s in their wallet?” Martin asks. “Kirk cash?”

November 16th 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:

Monday, November 16, 2009 5:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will lead efforts to develop a bipartisan approach to bringing federal prisoners to Illinois and fighting the war on terror

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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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 has over forty years of experience in Asia and the Middle East, and is regarded overseas as America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analyst. 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.

Andy Martin rips Mark Kirk in Skokie forum of city/suburban Republicans

November 16, 2009

Martin ridicules Kirk’s current campaign, and points out that Kirk claims he was “forced by his district” to vote for cap and trade. “Well, you are his district (Evanston Township). Did you force Kirk to vote for cap and trade? Did you force Kirk vote for gay rights? Did you force Kirk to vote for gun control?” Republicans cheered Martin’s litany of Kirk’s inconsistencies. “We need a Republican candidate for United States Senator, not a Democrat,” Martin said. Martin plans to escalate his attacks on Kirk as the campaign continues. Martin’ speech Sunday was based on the following letter:

ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

Dear Republican:

Thank you for inviting me to your endorsement meeting. I would urge you not to endorse any candidate today. The campaign really began on November 9th when the ballot was finally determined. Now the real campaigning begins. Watch the candidates in November and December; consider holding an endorsement meeting in January, when you have a basis to decide whom to support.

Illinois voters are concerned with corruption. Only one candidate has a consistent, clear record of fighting corruption in our state. I do. The other Republicans have no record at all.

Illinois voters are concerned with our foreign policy challenges. Mark Kirk has a record of being consistently wrong on international issues and lacking any real experience. Patrick Hughes on foreign policy? Don’t ask. It’s embarrassing.

Well, what about Kirk and Hughes?

Mark Kirk is the “Magic Slate” candidate. As children most of us played with a toy called “magic slate.” You can write on a slate, and then lift up the plastic screen and erase what you have just written. Kirk is trying to run as a “conservative.” Kirk wants you to forget and “erase” his vote for cap and trade. Kirk says his district “forced” him to vote for cap and trade.
Kirk wants you to forget his support for gay rights “hate crime” legislation. Did the “gays” force Kirk to take the lead on hate crimes the same way he was forced to support cap and trade? Kirk supports gun control. Who “forced” him to support gun control? On and on it goes. According to Kirk, someone “forced” him to vote liberal for the last ten years. Maybe Kirk should start by telling us who that “someone” is. Kirk is a de facto Democrat.

Kirk calls himself a “fiscal conservative.” Yet he voted for skyrocketing deficits during the Bush years. He voted for the biggest tax increase in history: Barack Obama’s cap and trade boondoggle. Fiscal conservative?

Patrick Hughes? He voted Republican for the first time last year. He has no public record. This year Hughes paid a promoter to set up a state “anti-tax” committee for him. Now Hughes claims he is national material. Hughes’ candidacy is a joke. He claimed to be a brilliant attorney, until we disclosed he had registered as an “inactive” lawyer. He had to go back and revive his legal registration and pay his fees. Hughes said he has $400,000 in “commitments,” but only $130,000 of that showed up in cash. Hughes is now claiming he has $1 million “in the mail.”

If Kirk is the Magic Slate candidate, seeking to erase his entire voting record in Congress and pretending he is a conservative for the next 80 days, Hughes is the man without an engine under the hood. There’s nothing there. Not liberal, not conservative, nothing.

Fighting corruption is not easy. I have the scars to prove it. Jesus himself reminds us that prophets are often without honor. He knew what he was talking about. But I do have the very real privilege of offering you a forty-year record of honorable service to the people of Illinois. Go to our web site and see for yourself. I would like you to watch how the campaign unfolds and how the candidates react to the competing campaigns. Watch us debate on Channel 7. Then and only then can you make an informed decision on whom to support. Don’t be stampeded into an early endorsement that can embarrass you later.

And, if you have any questions about me, just pick up the phone. I am the only statewide candidate in either party you can actually get on the phone. I will serve you the same way as a United States Senator in Washington: one-on-one, helping solve one problem at a time. Unlike Mark Kirk I don’t have to repudiate my prior record to run as a Republican.

Forty years ago the FBI called me a “leading spokesman for conservatives.” That’s a consistent record you can be proud of. I don’t have to change who I am or what I am to be your candidate. Kirk? Hughes? Be serious.

Best wishes,

ANDY