“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin heads to Rockford

January 19, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold Rockford and Lake Forest news conferences today as he takes his surging senate campaign across northern Illinois. Tuesday evening Martin will address a meeting of Winnebago County Republicans.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Rockford news conference today, Tuesday, as his campaign continues to surge after last Thursday’s WLS-TV debate victory

TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE: Andy Martin, “The Father of Interstate-39,” promises to connect Rockford to a high-speed rail network and upgrade Rockford Airport connections

Martin adds a Lake Forest news conference today to challenge so-called conservatives WLS-AM’s Don and Roma to stop playing “patty cake” with Mark Kirk

Martin’s campaign rapidly expands to fill the vacuum left by the implosion of Patrick Hughes’ campaign

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
(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:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCES IN ROCKFORD AND LAKE FOREST

Andy Martin will hold a Rockford news conference today and then address a meeting of Winnebago County Republicans

Martin, who is recognized as the “Father of Interstate-39,” will promise to connect Rockford to high-speed rail links and upgrade Rockford Airport

In Lake Forest, Martin will challenge WLS-AM’s “Don and Roma” to stop asking Mark Kirk softball questions on their program.

(ROCKFORD, IL)(January 19, 2010) “Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Rockford news conference today Tuesday, January 19th to hammer away at the need for a new high-speed rail system connecting Rockford to Chicago. Martin will then speak to a meeting of Winnebago County Republicans.

“Republicans are desperate for an alternative to the effete Mr. Kirk. Kirk has never appeared at a single public function since becoming a candidate for senator, and always insists on controlled-access locations. I have become the ‘Kirk Killer.’

“The media are pro-Kirk, and anti-Martin, but like moths drawn to a candle, they keep attacking me and focusing on my campaign. Why? I have stripped the bark off Kirk’s bogus military accomplishments as well as other unsavory aspects of his life in Congress. Nuff said. Kirk remains in seclusion.

“Tonight, on a positive note, I will renew my pledge and promise Winnebago Republicans to replicate my effort which led to the construction of Interstate 39, by building a new high-speed rail link for Rockford, and by also upgrading the Rockford Airport. I am the only candidate for U. S. Senator who is a ‘builder’ with a proven record of delivering for Winnebago County. If you don’t believe me, come to Rockford and see Interstate Highway 39 that I brought into existence,” Martin says.

MARTIN will issue a reaction comment later Tuesday to the latest embarrassments of the Hughes campaign. “Hughes may be collapsing,” Martin says, “But we are there to offer his supporters a conservative refuge. We are Illinois Tough. Hughes wasn’t. He would not even discuss or debate conservative social issues. Good riddance to Mr. Hughes.” Watch for Andy’s remarks Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning.

COMING: Martin plans an explosive new announcement at a news conference later Wednesday.
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January 19th ROCKFORD news conference:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:
Corner sidewalk entrance to Winnebago County Courthouse, 400 W. State Street, Rockford (coordinate by cell phone-see below)

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 5:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Rockford needs a new high-speed rail connection to Chicago to save the Rock River Valley from economic stagnation; Martin also favors upgrading Rockford Airport connections.

January 19th Lake Forest news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, Main entrance to Metra Station, Lake Forest, Chicago

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 2:30 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin challenges WLS-AM radio personalities Don and Roma (Wade) to stop playing “patty cake” with Mark Kirk and start asking tough questions about the embattled congressman. For example, “Why won’t Kirk join other Republicans in calling for the removal of Kevin Jennings from the U. S. Department of ‘Education?’”

MEDIA CONTACT:
(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329
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
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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)
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

Andy Martin calls for ouster of sexual predator Kevin Jennings from U. S. Department of Education

January 19, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will work to remove Kevin Jennings from the U. S. Department of Education. Martin says “Kevin Jennings is not only an affront to family values; he is an affront to human values. Barack Obama’s choice of Kevin Jennings to protect children is disgraceful. Jennings is a sexual predator who has no business being in the federal government.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will fight to remove Kevin Jennings from the U. S. Department of Education

Martin says that Barack Obama’s appointment of Jennings is a disgrace

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
(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:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says that as a U. S. Senator he will work to remove Kevin Jennings from the U S Department of Education

Martin says that Barack Obama has created the “sickest” administration in history with sexual predators in sensitive jobs

Martin continues to lambaste his opponent, Liberal Republican and Obama supporter Mark Kirk, who is afraid to call for Jennings’ removal

(CHICAGO)(January 19, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Tuesday, January 19th to call for the removal of Kevin Jennings from the U. S. Department of Education.

“Barack Obama has the worst judgment of any president in history,” Martin says. “He has staffed his administration with sexual predators such as Kevin Jennings and Peter Orszag.

“What Mr. Jennings does in the privacy of his own home, or other private facilities, is Jennings’ private business. Period. I respect and defend the right to privacy. Consenting adults should be left alone.

“But when Obama appoints a predator such as Jennings to act as a fiduciary for school children, that is a perversion of the public trust.

“Everyone has a right to privacy, no one has a right to claim public employment and advocate policies that endanger children,” Martin states. I will strive to defund his office and eliminate Jennings’ government job.”

Martin will also hold a Tuesday news conference in Rockford, Illinois at 4:00 P.M.

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January 19th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 12:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin vows to remove sexual predator Kevin Jennings from the U. S. Department of Education.

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 2010
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Andy Martin “follows the flag” at the Winnebago County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner

January 19, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin “speaks from the heart” about his memories of young Americans on military duty who serve us. Martin delivers his remarks at the Winnebago County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. Martin announces he will be dropping a “Bunker Buster” on Patrick Hughes January 18th, while his new anti-Mark Kirk “Bunker Buster” advertising begins airing statewide.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin delivers a stirring patriotic message at the Winnebago County (Rockford) Lincoln Day Dinner

Martin says that his next “Bunker Buster” will land on “pretender candidate” Patrick Hughes

Martin’s new anti-Kirk ads also begin airing statewide on Monday

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
(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:

ADVISORY ON UPCOMING MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin’s “Bunker Buster” assembly line is planning to drop a Bunker Buster on Patrick Hughes Monday afternoon, January 18th

Martin delivered a stirring patriotic message to Winnebago County Republicans Friday evening

Andy Martin compares Mark Kirk’s “fighting wars” to Hillary Clinton’s “being under fire” in Bosnia

Martin renews his demand that Mark Kirk release all of his military records since becoming a congressman

(CHICAGO)(January 16, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, January 18th to drop a “Bunker Buster” on Patrick Hughes. “I hear complaints that I only drop Bunker Busters on Mark Kirk. Well, we do not discriminate. We go where the evidence takes us. Mr. Hughes is next. Stay tuned for details.”

Friday evening Martin delivered stirring patriotic remarks at the Winnebago County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.

“The program did not call for speeches,” Martin says. “I was caught completely by surprise when I was asked to be the first speaker at the Lincoln Day Dinner. And so I spoke from the heart. I spoke of ‘following our flag’ around the world, of my memories of brave young men and women in uniform who stand guard for us.

“I spoke of seeing our flag when I lived in Iraq (2003), and when I was in Asia (1967-1971), and Southwest Asia (1979-80). I spoke of my enduring love for the proud young Americans whose lives are engraved on my memory.

“Unlike Mark Kirk, who is a military imposter with an imaginary record of ‘fighting’ in wars where he was never in harm’s way, I have never been on active military duty. But I have been in combat. I have seen men die. Unlike Mr. Kirk, who was never at risk, except in his own vivid imagination, I have dodged bullets, mortars, rockets and more.

“But I have never confused my efforts to get at the truth or to serve my country with the work being done by the American men and women who were doing the fighting. The ones who ‘humped’ the weapons across rice paddies and deserts. The ones who did the real fighting. I am no hero. But I know who our real heroes are. And Mark Kirk is not one of them,” Martin says.

“Mark Kirk ‘dodged fire’ the same way Hillary Clinton ‘came under fire’ in Bosnia. Mark Kirk is as much of a ‘fighter’ as Clinton.

“I have challenged Kirk to release all of his military records since becoming a congressman. He has refused to do so. I have offered media a FOIA release for any of the government’s files on me, some of which may not yet have been declassified. I have no secrets to hide. Kirk does.”

“Mark Kirk does hold a reserve commission. But he uses that commission as a political prop, not as part of genuine service to our nation. Let’s see your military records, Mark. I have opened my files. Why won’t you open yours? What are you hiding?”

While Martin is holding a Bunker Buster news conference on Patrick Hughes, Martin’s “Bunker Buster” advertising challenging Kirk’s misleading and exaggerated military claims also begins airing statewide on the 18th. The Martin campaign continues to ramp up as voters approach Election Day, February 2d.

Andy Martin holds an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force Reserves. He did not serve on active duty.
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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
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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 2010

Andy Martin drops new “Bunker Buster” ad on Mark Kirk: Kirk inflates his military service

January 19, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin charges that Mark Kirk has inflated and falsified his military records. Martin says Kirk is “double-dipping” by collecting two paychecks for one job. Martin releases a U. S. Navy letter saying the Navy has no records to document Kirk’s presence in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008. Martin begins a new round of statewide advertising, and says Kirk should release all of his military records since becoming a congressman. Martin compares Kirk’s exaggerated military claims to Hillary Clinton’s false statements she was “under fire” in Bosnia.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk appears to be inflating and falsifying his military service

Martin says that the U. S. Navy has no record of Kirk’s 2008 Afghanistan “deployment”

Martin begins airing a new statewide “Bunker Buster” ad attacking Kirk’s misuse of the military for campaign purposes

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
(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:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FRIDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin demands that Mark Kirk stop misusing the U. S. Navy and U. S. Navy personnel as political props in his senate campaign

Martin demands that Kirk release all of his military records since becoming a congressman

Martin releases a copy of a U. S. Navy letter starting the Navy has no record of Kirk’s presence in Afghanistan when Kirk claimed to have “deployed” to Kandahar

“Is Mark Kirk the latest ‘Tail Gunner Joe?’” Andy asks

Martin says Kirk is a financial “double dipper” who collets two paychecks for doing one job

Martin has new embarrassments in preparation for Kirk

(CHICAGO)(January 15, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Friday, January 15th to release his new statewide “Bunker Buster” advertising campaign charging that Mark Kirk appears to have falsified and inflated his military service.

Martin promised to drop a “Bunker Buster” on Kirk at the WLS-TV senate candidates’ debate Thursday evening, and closed by announcing that he had received a letter from the U. S. Navy stating the Navy has no records to document Kirk’s presence in Afghanistan in 2008. Martin released copies of the Navy letter at a post-debate news availability.

Martin compares Kirk to the notorious Wisconsin political fraud U. S. Senator Joe McCarthy, who falsely portrayed himself as “Tail Gunner Joe” to win election. McCarthy had no military record to speak of, and was never a “tail gunner.” McCarthy went on to become notorious for red-baiting and other activity, and gave the name “McCarthyism” to the term.

“Mark Kirk seems to be the latest in a long line of military frauds, the most notorious of which was ‘Tail Gunner Joe,’ Senator Joe McCarthy who terrorized the senate in the 1950’s,” Martin will charge. “The U. S. Navy has no record of Kirk’s ‘deployment’ to Kandahar. I asked Mark Kirk to authorize the release of his military records, and he has refused. It is time for Kirk to release and authorize the Department of Defense to release all military files and records since Kirk became a congressman.

“Kirk appears to be engaging in ‘double-dipping’ payroll fraud. He goes overseas, where he is treated like and acts like a congressman, meeting with senior officials, all while collecting a second paycheck for a ‘deployment’ that is a ‘deployment’ in name only. Kirk times his military excursions to benefit his political campaigns,” Martin charges, “and collects two paychecks for one job. What a Washington beltway fraud. No true Republican and no veteran can vote for a huckster and masquerader like Kirk.”

Martin plans to keep hacking away at Kirk’s endless series of lies, prevarications and exaggerations about Kirk’s personal and military history. The Bunker Buster assembly line remains open.

Martin’s advertising attacks the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times for parroting Kirk’s military propaganda and failing to see actual documentation for Kirk’s service activity.

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January 6th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Friday, January 15, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin launches new a “Bunker Buster” anti-Mark Kirk ad, saying Kirk may have falsified and inflated military records. Martin demands that Kirk release all of his military records since becoming a congressman.

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 2010
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CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Conservatives withdraw Patrick Hughes endorsement, Hughes campaign collapses

January 18, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin highlights the withdrawal of an endorsement of his opponent Pat Hughes, by a conservative group. Hughes’ collapse began after Martin exposed Hughes as a fraud in a WLS-TV debate. Hughes’ own law school classmate calls Hughes’ campaign “moribund.” “The Illinois U. S. senate primary boils down to Martin v. Kirk on February 2nd. If I finish off Mark Kirk on February 2nd,” says Andy Martin, “then that’s a real Reagan revolution.” Martin’s next embarrassing scandal involves a “link” between Governor Jim Thompson and Mark Kirk. Listen to Andy TODAY on WJBC-AM 1230 Bloomington.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes is living off his wife’s earnings, is a closeted “Mr. Mom”

Martin says that “Hughes the home builder” is not building any homes or “developing” any land

Martin exposed Hughes as a fraud in Channel 7 debate

Martin exposes that Hughes’ wife works for the Chicago Tribune, explaining why the Tribune is concealing embarrassing details of Hughes campaign buffoonery

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
(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:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin calls Pat Hughes “Humpty Dumpy Hughes” and says withdrawals of endorsements have effectively ended the Hughes campaign

Martin says that the blog postings by groups that have withdrawn endorsements, and the “fork” by law school classmate “TeamAmerica10th” have buried the Hughes campaign

Martin challenges Hughes to release locations of his “home building” and “real estate development,” says Hughes’ business entities are defunct at the Secretary of State

Martin says the fact that Hughes’ wife is a partner in the law firm that represents the Chicago Tribune explains why the Tribune has not exposed Hughes’ campaign fraud

Martin says Hughes has made a laughingstock of “conservatives” who support Hughes

LISTEN TO ANDY TODAY ON WJBC-AM BLOOMINGTON (4:40 P.M.) AS MARK KIRK ROLLS INTO MCLEAN COUNTY WITH STOOGE PAT BRADY

(CHICAGO)(January 18, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, January 18th to claim that Patrick Hughes is a “closeted Mr. Mom who masquerades as a ‘home builder’ and ‘developer’ but is really a stay-at-home dad who lives off the earnings of his wife.”

Martin charges that the Chicago Tribune is concealing embarrassing news about Hughes because Hughes’ wife is a partner in the law firm which represents the tribune.

Martin says that his disclosure in a Channel 7 televised debate Thursday that Hughes’ contributors were withdrawing support has caused a cascade of withdrawals of support and collapse of the Hughes campaign.

Martin says Hughes is increasingly making a “laughingstock” of the “conservatives” who supported him. “They bought a pig in a poke,” Andy says. “Paul Caprio has pulled off the biggest political scam in history, and made conservatives look like jerks. Jack Roeser has been taken to the cleaners by John Biver and Doug Ibendahl. Heads will roll.

“Pat Hughes claims in campaign forums and claimed on WLS-TV’s televised debate that he is a ‘home builder’ and ‘developer.’ My campaign has done a diligent search of records. We cannot find any ‘homes’ that Hughes is ‘building.’ We cannot find any land that Hughes is ‘developing.’ All we can find based on our investigative methods is that Hughes is a stay-at-home dad who is supported by the earnings of his wife.

“Now there is nothing wrong with being a Mr. Mom. And if Hughes was honest about his lack of employment, and stopped lying abut ‘home building’ and ‘developments,’ I would be the first to congratulate him as Mr. Mom. But just as I have exposed Mark Kirk’s hypocrisy, I now expose Pat Hughes hypocrisy as well. Both are hollow men with paper maché public lives.

“I challenge Mr. Hughes to disclose the locations of any ‘homes’ he is ‘building.’ I challenge him to disclose the locations of his current ‘developments.’ I challenge Mr. Hughes’ ‘conservative’ backers to demand the same evidence. I challenge the media to do likewise. The only development Hughes has been identified with is the Ocean Atlantic fiasco that has defaulted on its performance bonds.

“Hughes’ initial claim to be a developer rested on two separate operations. Both appear to be defunct or nearly bankrupt at this time. The website for Ocean Atlantic development claims that “Prior to joining Ocean Atlantic, Mr. Hughes was a founding member of Kelly Hughes Homes, LLC and AEH Properties”:
http://www.ocean-atlantic.com/team/hughes.html

“AEH appears to be defunct:
http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController

“Kelly Hughes has failed to file its reports and may be defunct:
http://www.ilsos.gov/corporatellc/CorporateLlcController

“So, if Hughes’ firms are defunct or inactive, he is not currently a ‘real estate developer’ or ‘home builder’ based on those organizations. They are history.

“Ocean Atlantic claims that Hughes is a ‘General Counsel’ for that firm:
http://www.ocean-atlantic.com/team/hughes.html

“While Hughes’ actual relationship with Ocean Atlantic is unclear, that firm is still in business although just barely. Hughes’ current claim to be a ‘developer’ appears to rest on his connection with an Ocean Atlantic project, Westbury, which is a failed real estate ‘development.’

“Sadly, if Hughes’ claim to be a real estate developer in the present or recent past is based on Westbury, Hughes is living in a delusional, Walter Mitty world. ‘Westbury’ is dead as a doornail. Hughes was linked to Westbury at its inception:
http://www.ocean-atlantic.com/
projects/featured_westbury.html

http://www.allbusiness.com/
construction/residential-
construction/5380603-1.html

“But Westbury has been controversial and troubled from its inception:

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-169618547.html

“Most recently, Westbury’s on site marketing was found to be ‘faded and unattractive,’ http://www.yorkville.il.us/documents/
EDCminutes6-2-09_000.pdf

“The City of Yorkville has apparently defaulted Hughes’ firm and called on bonding companies to make good on their fidelity bonds:
http://www.yorkville.il.us/
documents/AGENDAcc5-26-09_000.pdf

“Defaulted bonds? Faded and unattractive on-site marketing?

“What kind of a ‘real estate developer’ was Patrick Hughes?

“Is Pat Hughes now just a Mr. Mom who is masquerading as a businessman? The time for truth-telling is here, Mr. Hughes.

“Hughes’ campaign has been devastated by defections, withdrawn endorsements and back-stabbings by ‘friends’ since the Channel 7 debate on January 14th:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-hughes-loses-major-conservative.html

“Hughes’ own law school classmate calls his campaign ‘moribund:’

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-hughes-sacrifices-conservative.html

“All of this is happening in the wake of the Channel 7 debate, where I skewered Hughes and exposed him as a pompous name-dropper who dropped the names of Kirk Dillard and Tom Cross without any basis to do so.

“Mr. Hughes, go home. Your scam has been exposed. Your campaign is over. ‘Humpty Dumpy Hughes’ cannot be put back together again. The ‘TeamAmerica10th’ blog postings confirm that fact. All someone has to do is read the links in this column, and see the truth for themselves,” Martin says.

ANDY IS SCHEDULED TO BE INTERVIEWED TODAY ON WJBC – 1230 AM, BLOOMINGTON, 4:40 P.M; MARK KIRK AND HIS SOCK PUPPET PAT BRADY ARE ALSO IN BLOOMINGTON

ANDY MARTIN’S NEXT SCANDAL: THE LINK BETWEEN GOVERNOR JIM THOMPSON, MARK KIRK AND THE BOGUS “DEBATE” KIRK IS SCHEMING TO PRODUCE
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January 18th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Monday, January 18, 2010, 4:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes campaign is over, exposes Hughes as a closet “Mr. Mom,” says “Hughes the home builder” is not building any homes

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.

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Illinois Republican Andy Martin becomes a small factor in Massachusetts U. S. Senate race

January 17, 2010

National media query Martin on the legal basis for the claim that Obama was born illegitimate because his parents were never legally married and could not be legally married under Hawai’i law. Obama’s putative father, Barack, senior, was a bigamist. Martin appeals for contributions to his U. S. Senate campaign.

Illinois U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin becomes a factor in Massachusetts U. S. Senate race

Martin is contacted by media seeking clarification concerning Barack Obama’s illegitimate birth

Martin appeals for campaign contributions as “Obama’s worst nightmare”

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
(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:

ADVISORY ON UPCOMING MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says attempts to smear Scott Brown as a “birther” are despicable distortions

Martin confirms Barack Obama was illegitimate under Hawai’i law.

Obama’s father was a bigamist and therefore the “marriage” of Obama’s parents was void under Hawai’i law

(CHICAGO)(January 17, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin has unexpectedly become a small factor in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.

Martin has been contacted by national media seeking clarification concerning a statement by Republican Scott Brown concerning Barack Obama’s parents’ marriage.

“The attempts to smear Scott Brown as a ‘birther’ are nothing but a liberal media fraud. The term ‘birther” was invented by the media to describe individuals who believe Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Neither I nor Brown fall into that category.

“I have consistently taken the view that Obama was born in Hawai’i as he says. Neither I nor Brown are ‘birthers.’ Neither of us believes Obama was born anywhere but Hawai’i,” Martin says. “Obama was born in Hawai’i.”

“But, the issue of whether Obama was legitimate, and whether his parents were legally married, is an entirely different matter.

“Under United States law, in 1961 we followed British law in recognizing non-US marriages (we still do). Under British law, Barack Obama senior was legally married in Kenya. Liberal media have tried to adopt the racist view that ‘tribal marriages’ were not legal. But under British colonial law, the marriage of Barack (Sr.) and Kezia Obama was 100% legal under British law.

“The argument that Barack Onyango Obama, President Obama’s grandfather, would have allowed his son Barack senior to engage in an illegal marriage in Kenya is sheer nonsense. The Kenyan marriage was 100% legal. Period. I do not think you could find anyone in Kenya who would argue otherwise. Because the Obama marriage in Kenya was legal under British law, President Obama’s father’s purported marriage in Hawai’i was bigamous and therefore null and void under Hawai’i law.

“Hawai’i law is very clear on that fact. Tagupa v. Tagupa, 121 P.3rd 924 (Hawai’i App. 2005).

“No competent attorney who is familiar with marriage law could argue to the contrary. Barack senior was legally married under British-Kenyan law, with a family. He came to Hawai’i while legally married. He purported to marry a second time.

“The Obama ‘marriage’ in Hawai’i was bigamous and therefore null and void. When Barack was born, he was born in Hawai’i, but his birth was illegitimate.

“Obama’s sense of shame that he was illegitimate may explain his reluctance to release his original, typewritten 1961 birth certificate,” Martin says.

“I do not think the term ‘illegitimate’ is used generally any more,” Martin concludes. “But in Obama’s case the term still applies. Unlike a child born of two unmarried parents, who can now be called a ‘nonmarital’ child, Barack Obama was born of a void marriage, due to the prior valid marriage of his father.

“So the Obama ‘marriage in Hawai’i enjoyed no legitimacy under either American or Kenyan law. President Obama could not, for example, have inherited from his father had the father left an estate when he died.

“Both Barack Obama and I know the truth. That’s why he constantly has his smear artists attacking me and trying to stop me from becoming the Republican Party candidate for U. S. Senator in Illinois.

“Obama’s latest attempt to smear Scott Brown with lies is despicable. Why won’t Barack Obama just admit the truth to the American people and be done with it? Obama’s ego is so colossal and his arrogance is so all-encompassing that he is mentally incapable of admitting to the American people the true facts concerning his birth: born in Hawai’i, to parents who could not be legally married because his father was already legally married and therefore a bigamist.

“Americans would feel a whole lot better about Barack Obama if he stopped lying to us and just faced the truth. The truth may be painful for Obama to acknowledge. But the truth is the truth. Obama should stop smearing people who tell the truth about his unfortunate legal situation when he was born. Obama himself did nothing wrong; it was his putative parents who broke the law. Still, the fact that he was the product of an illegal and void marriage under Hawai’i law is a legal fact that he cannot deny or conceal.

“Scott Brown was absolutely correct to express his concerns. Maybe he had read my book, ‘Obama: The Man behind The Mask.’”

Go to http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com to watch Andy Martin’s new movie “Obama: The Hawai’i Years,” which covers Obama’s life in Hawai’i from the ages of 10-18.

“I would remind every American that we welcome contributions to my U. S. Senate campaign. Andy Martin in the U. S. Senate is Barack Obama’s worst nightmare. Not because I lie about Obama. But because I scrupulously tell the truth about him. The ‘truth’ is ‘kryptonite’ to Obama & Co. Please donate at http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com,” Martin appeals.

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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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Chicago News Conference Wednesday: “Bunker Buster” coming for Illinois’ Channel 7 debate

January 13, 2010

Andy Martin will be simultaneously dropping one of his “Bunker Busters” on Mark Kirk in the WLS-TV studio Thursday while Martin also attempts to pursue Kirk in East Peoria where Kirk is “hiding out” to avoid debating his primary opponent. At his Wednesday news conference Martin will ridicule Kirk: “From ‘Lincoln-Douglas Debates’ to ‘Cut and Run Kirk.’ What a disgrace.”

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY: MARTIN BLASTS KIRK

ANDY MARTIN PLANS TO PURSUE MARK KIRK IN EAST PEORIA THURSDAY NIGHT; MARTIN SAYS DOWNSTATE COUNTY CHAIRMEN SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR “HARBORING A DESERTER”

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
(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:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Martin will expose that Kirk’s East Peoria last minute desperation “event” was only announced Monday afternoon (January 11th)

Martin says that Kirk is fleeing a televised confrontation with Martin after Kirk promised WLS-TV he would appear

Martin promises to drop an anti-Kirk “Bunker Buster” in the Channel 7 studio; “He can run, but he can’t hide,” Andy says

Would Mark Kirk qualify as one of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “girly men” for ducking the Channel 7 debate?

(CHICAGO)(January 13, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday morning, January 13th in front of 190 N. State Street to accuse Mark Kirk fleeing the City of Chicago to avoid debating his opponents.

“Illinois, the home of ‘Lincoln-Douglas debates,’ has now become the fly-over residence of ‘Cut and Run Kirk.’ What is the Kirkster afraid of? Little old me?

“Well I have news for Mr. Kirk. Thursday night we are going to drop a Bunker Buster in the WLS-TV studio. Kirk won’t be there to respond. He ought to be.

“But just so Kirk won’t forget he has a primary, and I am his principal opponent, I plan to dog Kirk in East Peoria. We are trying to organize a demonstration at the Embassy Suites Hotel in East Peoria where Kirk is hiding out.

“I am a little surprised that the county chairmen are indulging Kirk’s ‘escape from Chicago.’ The last time I checked the law, harboring a deserter was almost as bad as desertion. Kirk is a deserter. Are the county chairmen going to join hands and form a protective cordon around Kirk when my supporters approach the little critter and try to ask him why he is ‘hiding out’ in East Peoria?

“Kirk agreed to participate in the WLS-TV debate, and then he reneged. And this man wants to lead the Republican Party in November? The Democrats are watching Kirk. ‘See Mark run.’

“On one level, Kirk’s ‘escape’ is sad. Kirk is over his head in statewide politics. He ran a liberal political shop on the North Shore, but he has no business using downstate precinct committeemen as a beard for his cowardice. What a strategy.

“On the other hand, Kirk is an embarrassment to the people that chose him and sought to make him their standard bearer. Did the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times know what a scardy cat Kirk is? Kirk is embarrassing his supporters by fleeing the city to avoid the televised debate,” Martin will charge at his news conference. “From ‘Lincoln-Douglas’ to ‘Cut and Run Kirk.’ No wonder this state is in such sad shape. The political establishment is rotten to the core.

“I am the only Republican for U. S. Senator who is ‘Illinois Tough.’ I am the only candidate who is ready to lead Republicans against the Democratic Party in November. No one believes I am afraid of the opposition. Quite the opposite. My campaign strikes fear in the heart of the Democrats. Liberals are afraid they will have to face me instead of ‘Cut and Run Kirk.’”

January 13th news conference and media availability details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, in front of 190 N. State Street, entrance to WLS-TV, Chicago

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:15 A.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk is embarrassing Illinois Republicans by his cowardice in fleeing Chicago to avoid debating his opponents on WLS-TV. Martin promises a “big surprise” in the Channel 7 debate that will shock Republicans and the media chumbolones who support Kirk.

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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:
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[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]

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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin highlights his WLS-TV video

January 13, 2010

Martin supports health care reform and a conservative foreign policy in his Channel 7 presentation

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
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http://www.MarkKirk.us

January 13, 2009

Dear Friend,

Just a short note with some campaign updates.

You have probably learned by now that Mark Kirk has fled the City of Chicago to avoid debating me on WLS-TV. What is he afraid of? Does Kirk’s behavior constitute “cowardice in the face of the enemy?”

WLS-TV also offered all of the Senate candidates a 5-minute video for the Channel 7 web site. The station has done an excellent job of bringing you the information you need to make an intelligent decision.

In a campaign that is unfortunately very acrimonious and adversarial, I wanted you to see a different side of me, and hopefully share my passion for genuine health care reform as well as my belief in the need for a more conservative foreign policy. So we adopted a softer format for the WLS-TV video. Let me know what you think (the link below has two lines):

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/feature?section=
news/politics/local_elections&id=7211744

Right now we are finalizing our TV budget for the last weeks of the campaign. If you or someone else would like to make a contribution to nominating the strongest candidate for Illinois Republicans, please go to our web site, http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com where you can make an online donation.

Be sure to watch the Channel 7 Republican Senate candidates’ debate Thursday night. You will be surprised by what you learn about Mr. Kirk.

And do see if you can round up some cash so we can round up our TV ad budget. We have a strong message to share with Republican voters. We need your help to broadcast that message.

Best wishes,

ANDY

Mark Kirk’s campaign tries to torpedo Channel 7 debate, flees Chicago

January 12, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin’s “Bunker Busters” cause panic in the Mark Kirk campaign. The supposedly-inevitable liberal Republican primary winner, Kirk is terrified to face Martin in a televised debate at WLS-TV. After agreeing to debate on Channel 7, Kirk organizes a rival event in East Peoria to undermine WLS-TV’s debate. Martin calls Kirk’s maneuver “the most obvious sign of complete panic in the Kirk campaign. Mark Kirk is a coward.” Martin’s next “Bunker Buster” attack on Kirk begins airing January 18th. “He can run, but he can’t hide,” Martin says. “What are they going to do in Peoria, watch the WLS-TV debate? Kirk’s ‘escape’ from ABC-TV is hilarious. Illinois, you now have a real primary thanks to ‘Andy’s Air Force.’”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk’s campaign is “in a state of panic”

After agreeing to participate in a debate on Chicago’s Channel 7, Mark Kirk has fled the city and organized a rival event in East Peoria

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
(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:

Mark Kirk flees Chicago, reneges on agreement to debate on WLS-TV

Andy Martin promises a “sizzling” Channel 7 debate, with or without Mark Kirk

Kirk’s “default” is unprecedented in American politics

Martin says his “Bunker Busters” have devastated Kirk’s campaign

Martin’s next Bunker Buster will be produced January 14th, begins airing statewide on the 18th

Andy promises an “explosive” disclosure at the Channel 7 debate

“Andy’s Air Force” will continue to bombard Kirk

(CHICAGO)(January 12, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin announced Tuesday that Mark Kirk has fled the City of Chicago after agreeing to a televised debate on Channel 7 Thursday, January 14th. Mark Kirk agreed in December to participate in a Republican candidates’ debate, as part of a series of debates of Democratic and Republican Party candidates for U. S. Senator and governor produced by WLS-TV.

Kirk has apparently now withdrawn his agreement and left the City of Chicago. In disgrace.

“What does it say for ‘Gungha Kirk,’ who claims to be winning the Afghan war single-handedly, that he is afraid to debate his opponents?” Martin asks. “It says that Kirk is terrified he is losing the primary and has moved into full panic mode.

“Kirk’s East Peoria event was only announced on Monday. He is using ‘pay-to-play’ to lure county chairman to schedule a bogus ‘meeting’ as a diversionary tactic. The Bunker Busters have broken the morale of Kirk’s campaign. The candidate is afraid to appear. Kirk has not been seen at any function open to the public since returning to Illinois. He only appears at closed, controlled-access meetings. This is the media’s darling? This is the ‘establishment’ candidate? Kirk is not Illinois Tough; I am,” Martin says.

“I did a little quick research,” Martin notes. “There is no record that a statewide candidate for national office in any state has ever failed to debate after agreeing to do so. It’s an unprecedented collapse in American political history. Kirk is in full panic mode. While the effete, elite media sing his praises with citations to Kirk’s imaginary military record, in reality Kirk’s campaign is dying.

“The senate primary is now a two-man race between me and Kirk. I mean no disrespect to the other candidates, but no one takes them seriously as opponents for Kirk, or the Democrats. No one doubts I am ‘Illinois Tough’ and ready to fight to the death for conservative principles. No one doubts that it was my Bunker Busters that broke Kirk’s will to fight. I will do the same to the Democrats.

“The fact that Kirk is not at the debate will only increase the intensity of the attacks. Thursday night’s WLS-TV debate is going to be a historic TV event. Kirk is a coward. A candidate who was genuinely forty points ahead, as the Chicago Tribune’s bogus poll indicated, would not cut and run. He would stand and fight if he had a secure lead.

“The humiliation of defaulting after agreeing to debate is shattering to the Kirk image. And the Kirkster is all image. Obviously, his ‘lead’ has evaporated. Kirk’s campaign is collapsing.

“My attacks on Mr. Kirk have admittedly been unpleasant. I wish I didn’t have to make them. But they were 100% fair and accurate. I have unfortunately had to expose the true nature of Kirk’s two-faced life and career. And there’s more to come. The Bunker Busters will keep rolling as long as money permits. We are out beating the bushes for more cash to run ads. We are looking for TV money. Now people can now see that my claims we are taking down Kirk are not an exaggeration. I took a candidate the Chicago media worships and literally ran him out of the city. That’s an Internet Powerhouse for you.

“Kirk will be hiding out in East Peoria while the debate will go on in Chicago. The little critter is afraid to face me. I have half a mind to send a few Asian carp downriver to chase after him,” Martin says. “The Bunker Busters have brought reality crashing down on Mark Kirk.

“Stunningly, the Democrats are also observing Kirk’s retreat. They smell the blood in the Illinois River. Kirk’s credibility and inevitability is shattered. Kirk’s ‘escape from Chicago’ has confirmed my claim I am going to pull the upset of the decade on February 2nd.”

Kirk’s last-minute announcement, released Monday January 11th:

You’re Invited

A Special Republican Joint Meeting of the Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford County Central Committees

For Precinct Committeemen and Spouses

To Meet Congressman Mark Kirk, Candidate for United States Senate

Thursday, January 14, 2009

7:00 Meet and Greet
7:30 to 8:30 Questions and Answers Program

Embassy Suites Hotel Conference Center, 100 Conference Drive, East Peoria
(Off of Camp Street, right next to the Bob Michel Bridge)

Please come and participate in a presentation with direct questions from Precinct Committeemen to candidate Mark Kirk and listen to his answers first-hand.

The event is free of charge and open to all Precinct Committee members and spouses.

Mark Kirk called a military imposter

January 8, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk “shamelessly exaggerates” his military role. Martin says Kirk tries to dress up congressional visits as “fighting” and “tours of duty.” “Kirk is a complete nut case,” Martin says. “Once again we see the media lying to voters about who Mark Kirk really is. Every veteran should be outraged at the way Mark Kirk tries to make a joke of the chain of command.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk is a “military masquerader”

Martin says that news media broadcast Kirk’s lies about his “service” because the media is promoting liberal Republican 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
(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

ATTENTION: DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPRINGFIELD AND PEORIA NEWS CONFERENCES
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin says Mark Kirk exaggerates and misrepresents his military activity and is a disgrace to the U. S. Navy

Martin says junior officers on “duty” do not tell generals how to win wars after a few hours “in country”

(CHICAGO)(January 8, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold Springfield and Peoria news conferences today, Friday January 8th, to accuse Mark Kirk of being a “military masquerader.”

“Mark Kirk holds a reserve commission in the Navy,” Martin says. “That’s where reality ends and Mark Kirk’s lies begin.

“Proof of Kirk’s misrepresentations is hard to come by because he avoids public contact and meets in secret with powerful lobbyists and business interests. But Thursday the curtain was pulled back by NBC News, and the result was shocking:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/
Mark-Kirk-Im-Not-Gay-80906492.html

“When a reserve officer is actually ‘on duty’ or ‘serving a tour of duty,’ as Kirk claims he was, that officer is subject to the strict military chain of command. Any veteran knows that. I hold an Honorable Discharge from the USAF reserves although I was not on active duty. Junior officers know their place.

“What does Kirk say he did in Afghanistan? According to NBC News, Kirk says he ‘came up with a number of recommendations that I gave to Gen. McChrystal.’ In other words, junior officer Kirk was meeting with and telling military expert general McChrystal how to fight McChrystal’s war. Hello? A few hours after arriving in Afghanistan? Kirk knew more and better than the general?

“This is Kirk’s idea of ‘service’ and ‘active duty?’ Telling the generals what to do after arriving in that country a few hours earlier? Kirk’s behavior is a sickening spectacle and abuse of the Navy. Kirk is a military imposter who tries to misrepresent what he does.

“Senators and Representatives go on inspection tours all the time. That kind of oversight is entirely appropriate and constitutional. But it is not constitutional or proper military etiquette for a congressman to claim he is ‘serving’ as a junior officer ‘on a tour of duty’ when in fact he is using his congressional position to tell the general how to fight the war. The idea that Kirk knew more about the war than the general, a few hours after Kirk arrived there, is an example of Kirk’s megalomania.

“Kirk has been engaging in these charades for years. He claims to have ‘fought’ in several wars. His political brochures display him in a flight suit (hello George Bush?). Yesterday he told the Associated Press he was ‘fighting’ in Afghanistan last week. Does a congressman telling the general how to ‘fight’ qualify as ‘fighting?’ Obviously not. The Associated Press and Sun-Times printed sheer nonsense:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1979459,mark-kirk-gay-ad-response-010710.article

“Only in Mark Kirk’s vivid imagination is what he did in Afghanistan last week ‘fighting.’ His shameless exaggeration and gross misrepresentation devalues the real fighting being done by real warriors to fight terrorism.

“Kirk is either a pathological liar, or a crass politician who has contempt for both the public and the media, or one of the great military imposters of all time. Real veterans and real officers and enlisted men should be outraged by Kirk’s perversion of the chain of command to promote his political campaign. The sad thing is that if Kirk told the truth–that he went on a congressional inspection visit–he would be well within his right to do so. In other words, Kirk invents lies to flatter himself, when the truth would be a respectable explanation for his activity. Such inflational behavior is a sign of Kirk’s mental illness. He has to lie because the truth is not big enough for him. He is playing games with reality when he says he was ‘serving’ as a junior officer and telling general McChrystal how to fight the war.

“Any veteran who pauses to reflect on how Kirk manipulates his reserve status to falsely claim he is ‘fighting’ and serving ‘on duty’ when he is merely on a congressional trip, would be sickened at the way Kirk is misusing our brave men and women as political props for his campaign,” Martin charges.

“I love our flag and I was proud to serve, and all of us are indebted to our brave men and women who serve the cause of freedom 24/7. But Mark Kirk is a disgrace to the Navy and a disgrace to himself. He is a Walter Mitty ‘warrior’ and nothing more. He needs to see a doctor.”

NEWS CONFERENCE LOCATIONS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH

SPRINGFIELD, 3:3-0 P.M., State Capitol Press Room

PEORIA 6:00 P.M. Gateway Center, 200 NE water Street (LOOK FOR candidate forum)