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CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Mark Kirk will destroy Illinois Republican Party

January 25, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin predicts that the nomination of Mark Kirk will prove to be a debacle for Illinois Republicans and conservatives in particular. Martin says that Kirk’s gay “advisers” delivered Congress to the Democrats in 2006. Martin says the pro-Kirk liberal media bias is overwhelming. Kirk has purchased Republican Party leaders’ support with a cash donation of $50,000.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says that Republican leaders now concede the senate primary is a two-man race

Martin says that Mark Kirk’s nomination for U. S. Senator would bring homosexual control of the Illinois Republican Party

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 says that Republican leaders have finally confirmed the senate primary is a race between Martin and Mark Kirk

Martin says that he is battling overwhelming media bias. The liberal media in Illinois want to “bury” conservatives

Martin lays down a challenge for Republican primary voters: will homosexual activists such as Mark Kirk’s “adviser” John McGovern assume complete control of the Republican Party?

(CHICAGO)(January 25, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, January 25th to challenge Republican voters: if Mark Kirk wins the primary, homosexuals led by John McGovern will assume complete control of the Illinois Republican Party.

Martin says that conservative leaders are “playing with fire” by “playing along” with the doomed campaign of Patrick Hughes and other “vanity candidates.” Martin says that Mark Kirk, John McGovern and their associates will bury Illinois conservatives if Kirk wins the senate nomination.

“Last week State Chairman Pat Brady attacked all of Mark Kirk’s opponents. Brady’s language could not have been clearer: http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/
illinoisreview/2010/01/the-dump-mark-kirk-question.html

“But Brady then backtracked and falsely claimed he had only been attacking me:
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/
2010/01/il-gop-chairman-brady-clarifies-dump-mark-kirk-comments.html

“Why the reversal?

“Brady and the liberal media are focusing their attacks on me for one reason: I am the only candidate with a credible campaign to defeat Mark Kirk. I carried or nearly carried forty-five counties two years ago; I received nearly a quarter of a million votes. I am the only Republican candidate who has ever run statewide before.

“I am all that stands between Republican primary voters and assumption of complete control of the party by Republican homosexual activists. John McGovern was one of Dennis Hastert’s gay lieutenants. Then he was a Kirk ‘adviser.’ Them McGovern helped cover-up the pedophilia of Mark Foley. All of these individuals deny they are gay. But it is strange how all of them keep turning up on each other’s plates. And how they are always linked to the same sexual innuendoes.

“The media are trying to steal this election. Only my campaign advertising, literally ‘advertising’ the truth to Republican primary voters, has preserved the semblance of an election. Political pretenders such as Patrick Hughes are about to inflict a serious and possibly fatal injury on Illinois conservatives. The vanity candidates will siphon enough votes in the primary to nominate Kirk. The result will be the death of the Illinois Republican Party.

“Carol Marin and other flacks for Kirk pretend that Kirk’s nomination will lead to a ‘competitive’ senate election in November. Precisely the opposite is true. Kirk’s nomination will be the final nail in the coffin of Illinois Republicans.

“Channel 5 has become a virtual campaign headquarters for Kirk. They even show pictures of an unidentified woman in red with Kirk, the same type of woman in red I used to see on Mark Foley’s arm. It’s a scam, and the media are perpetrating the scam in conjunction with Kirk, John McGovern and the other Beltway hypocrites.

“Republican primary voters have one week to come their senses. A vote for one of my opponents is a vote for Kirk. A vote for Kirk is a vote to turn the Republican Party over to control of John McGovern and his homosexual operators. It’s that plain. These same individuals destroyed Dennis Hastert, sabotaged the Republican Party and turned Congress over to the Democrats in 2006. The consequences of Kirk’s nomination will be that destructive for the conservative movement,” Martin will charge. “My campaign will continue to fight right down to the last minute when the polls close. I will not abandon either the principles of Abraham Lincoln or the party of Lincoln.”

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January 25th 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 25, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Republican Party leaders confirm the senate primary is a two-man race

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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Veteran broadcasters Carol Marin and Andy Martin in a verbal slugfest at NBC in Chicago—ask for the tape!

December 31, 2009

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin delivers a verbal beatdown to Carol Marin, an arrogant pompous media liberal and Mark Kirk supporter of NBC News. Martin demands that NBC air the tape unedited.

Carol Marin, Andy Martin verbal brawl at NBC Chicago leaves Carol Marin “punch drunk” with Andy Martin’s attacks on Marin’s lies and distortions

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:

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin and Carol Marin of NBC Chicago take off the gloves.

Marin slings lies at Andy, he flings back the truth and exposes the liberal lioness as a lying lioness

Contact NBC and demand they put the full 45-minute interview on the net!!!

(CHICAGO)(December 31, 2009) Pompous, arrogant media liberal Carol Marin thought she was going to promote Mark Kirk’s senate campaign by manhandling Andy Martin in a 5-minute interview New Year’s Eve at NBC Chicago. Martin turned the tables on Marin and launched a verbal attack on Marin at the NBC 5 studio. Martin put Marin through a buzz saw and administered the strongest chastisement of Marin’s media career, exposing Marin as a liar and fraud who used bogus questions and misleading facts to attack Martin.

The five-minute interview turned into a 45-minute verbal slugfest between the two veteran broadcasters. Martin has over forty (40) years of radio and TV experience and Marin is a relative newcomer with 30 years behind her.

“Marin started out by lying about my military record,” Martin says. “I have an Honorable Discharge and I am very proud of that fact. I took the oath of enlistment at the age of 18. Marin was trying to suggest that the dirty tricks of the Illinois Supreme Court in trying to retaliate against me for helping to remove two corrupt judges from that court somehow undermined my military record.

“I offered Marin a copy of my Honorable Discharge but she wasn’t interested in the truth. She wants to wallow in her liberal Democrat lies.

“Both in public records, which unlike Mark Kirk I have fully opened to the public, and in private classified service to my country, my record of service is unparalleled. I will not let a liberal hatchet lady like Marin slander me or any other veteran.

“Of course, yesterday Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times, Marin’s colleague, ‘endorsed’ Mark Kirk as the ‘new Dick Durbin.’ What an ‘endorsement’ for a Republican candidate. Kirk should repudiate Steinberg’s ‘endorsement,’ but he won’t. Kirk is a liberal Democrat, not a conservative Republican. He relies on his media toadies such as Marin to protect him from viewers and voters.

“Marin for her part is an arrogant, pompous phony who is totally in Mark Kirk’s back pocket, along with the rest of Chicago’s liberal media elite. They are a bunch of lying, self-important losers, most of whose companies are losing money or in bankruptcy. That’s what the public thinks of them. They are tuning out Marin’s lies. People have stopped buying local newspapers.

“Marin falsely accused me of claiming Barack Obama was not an American citizen. She owes me an on-the-air apology for her lack of professionalism. I have never made that claim about Obama. On the contrary, I sued to obtain Obama’s birth certificate in Honolulu. Marin was trying to suggest I am a ‘birther,’ an invented media slur, which I am not. I have legitimate questions about Obama, but suggesting he was not born in Hawai’i is not one of them.

“Marin behaved disgracefully in trying to defraud her viewers about my record. I have debunked claims Obama was born outside the United States. That’s why Obama hates me so much. I am scrupulously honest when writing about his secret life, and I have never stooped to his level to tell lies about him.

“Marin was ‘loaded with lies’ and I was ‘loaded for bear’ with the truth. I demolished her obnoxious TV presence.

“I challenge NBC to play the entire interview unedited, as well as Comcast and the Sun-Times. Play it all Carol, give your viewers the truth for a change,” Martin challenges. “We may sue to force release of the entire tape.

“I will not let liberal media in Chicago attack and malign honest American who fights corruption; I have a distinguished record of accomplishments and public service that neither Carol Marin nor Mark Kirk can approach (www.AndyMartin.com). Efforts to protect Kirk by attacking me are backfiring and boomeranging on the media.

“Marin was literally punch drunk at the end. She kept throwing low blows, and I kept deflecting them back in her face with the truth. She knew she had been exposed as a fraud. I am sure she will try to fix the tape and edit it out of context, but we will be in touch with NBC lawyers on Monday to assert our common law copyright to the material.

“Carol Marin got a preview of how I intend to fight back against liberal media bias as Illinois’ new U. S. Senator in Washington. Liars like Marin have had a free ride from Republicans for far too long. Today I served notice on that media phony she can’t lie about me,” Martin says.

“If Illinois Republicans want a fighter to represent them, today’s battle with liberal lioness Marin left no doubt I am the only fighter running for U. S. Senator. Ironically, I had warned NBC when we scheduled the interview that I was coming in ready to battle, and I made good on my promise. Play it all, Carol.”
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“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He 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 condemns NBC News “franchising” in Chicago

November 6, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin criticizes the hiring of outside “franchise” writers to provide content to NBC without any vetting, accountability or standards by NBC. Martin says NBC is becoming an increasingly left-wing news organization, perhaps shadowed by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and other agents of the hard left. Andy also says NBC’s own internal Chicago “political experts” Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern “eat what they are fed by Mark Kirk.”

ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010

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

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November 5, 2009

Mr. Frank Whittaker
Vice President
WMAQ-TV
Chicago, IL 60611
via fax (312) 527-2470

Dear Mr. Whittaker:

What is happening to NBC News?

A couple of weeks ago, Carol Marin stole one of my stories and allocated it to my opponent. I guess that’s the definition of chutzpah. It sure ain’t the definition of “news.”

Then over the weekend Mary Ann Ahern said I didn’t exist.

Guess what: I am the only candidate for United States Senator in the Republican party who has run statewide before (Mark Kirk hasn’t). I carried or nearly carried (close) 45 counties, and received almost a quarter of a million votes. Last year. Mary Ann Ahern is either corrupt or incompetent in ignoring my existence. Which is it?

The latest insult to the traditions of NBC News surfaced today. I was reading an entry on your web site “Mark Kirk Goes Rogue,”

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Mark-Kirk-Goes-Rogue-69273997.html

and I was stunned to find at the end of the story it was posted by someone called Steve Rhodes who runs some sort of web site, The Beachwood Reporter. http://www.beachwoodreporter.com

“Beachwood” is receiving money from outside sources to fund its operations. So NBC is using on its own web site “news” generated by someone who is being funded by third parties and reportage is by Steve Rhodes, whose journalistic credentials are nowhere to be found.

Who vets Mr. Rhodes’ views, credentials or qualifications? You are the VP of “News.” Do you know what Rhodes’ credentials are? Do you know all of his funding sources? You are receiving “content” from an outside franchise without any apparent oversight from NBC management in Chicago. At least when we point the finger at Marin and Ahern we have some idea who signs their paychecks. Who signs Rhodes’ paycheck?

What’s left of NBC news? The more you hollow out the organization and “franchise” news to liberal local web sites, the less people will turn to you. At least when they read my Internet newspaper and blogs, http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com, they know who is writing and what our point of view is.

I am not in the business of defending Mark Kirk, “the Kirkster” as we call him, but when Kirk is attacked by someone who is obviously a typical liberal (Rhodes) then I am concerned by the increasingly left-wing slant of NBC News. Moreover, no one knows Rhodes’ credentials to be a political commentator, and nowhere are they stated either on your web site or his.

What if you were carrying my comments from http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com, without any disclosure or attribution as a conservative? Would that be fair? I don’t think so. But then real conservatives have ethics and integrity; liberals don’t.

Rhodes claims to know Kirk has “internal polls,” which no one has previously stated Kirk has, and Rhodes then trashes Kirk’s opponents by claiming they are not “credible.”

The only genuine ”news” story Kirk has generated recently, ignored by the Marin/Ahern combo, was that the Kirkster issued a bogus “poll” listing all of his primary opponents except me.

I wonder if he left my name out because I am the only Republican who has run statewide before? Or maybe I was in the “internal poll” but not in the publicly released “poll?” A case of news management? 100% Would your political bloodhounds Marin and Ahern be interested in Kirk’s lacuna? Not at all. They are a press release service for Kirk. These dogs not only don’t hunt, they eat what they are fed by Kirk and nothing else.

I have a more credible statewide voting record than Kirk, because I have run statewide and he hasn’t. When are you going to report the facts instead of merely parroting Kirk’s propaganda?

More and more people trust the media less and less. The Rhodes/Beachwood example is Class A evidence why so-called “mainstream” media are dying. You hire liberals to attack Republicans, and demand that Kirk remain a liberal or face criticism from Rhodes & Co. Rhodes in turn has his own political agenda, which is not balanced by any conservative voices. WMAQ-TV has become a one-sided liberal megaphone for the left.

I was hired by NBC News in 1967 and seriously considered accepting the offer. But the NBC News of 1967 no longer exists. People like Bill Corley are no longer welcome at NBC. NBC wants bubbleheads that steal stories and manifest total ignorance of politics as “political” commentators.

What you have today at NBC news is a dying franchise being operated by outside contractors. It’s sad.

Sincerely yours,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

P. S. I personally wrote this letter, not some outside contractor.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin on WMAQ-TV’s “Portrait of the Candidate”

November 4, 2009

Andy Martin, who was once hired by NBC News in Chicago, pokes fun at WMAQ-TV’s sketch of his campaign. Martin also owned a TV station that became an NBC affiliate.

ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
“He Works for all the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

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COMING:

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November 4, 2009

Susan Ball
WMAQ-TV
Chicago, IL 60611
via fax (312) 527-5925

Dear Susan:

I was amused by your thumbnail sketches of the candidates for state office. And, yes, I am a “corruption fighter,” so you got the big picture right.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/
Andy-Martin-for-US-Senate-68582972.html

But I felt that your overall essay was skewed by the fact you consulted pro-Obama news media to write a story about me. Obama is not neutral or objective about me, and neither are his sycophants in the media.

Last weekend Channel 5’s Mary Ann Ahern actually pretended I didn’t exist. Recently Channel 5’s Carol Marin stole one of my story lines and attributed it to my principal opponent. What is it with you women?

So rather than complain, I thought I would help you become a better news writer, and offer you a short course in Andy Martin.

Together we can rewrite your biography about me to show your viewers a clearer picture of my accomplishments and character. When people find out the facts about Andy Martin, they want to support me.

I would have started your sketch of me with the observation that I have been involved in broadcasting for 41 years. (I could go even further back and tell you when I was hired by NBC News in Chicago, but that’s another story). I am the youngest person ever authorized to own a TV station (you can check FCC records for that one). And so I am probably the “dean” of media in Illinois by virtue of my longevity and experience. I started when “video” meant two-inch wide tape.

I was part of the first major sex discrimination case at the Federal Communications Commission, and worked to create advancement opportunities for women. Four decades ago. (Source: FCC Docket Number 19801).

You mentioned a TV commercial I produced about George Bush in 1999, ten (10) years ago. You left out the most interesting part of the commercial. My commercial predicted Bush would invade Iraq. My prediction was made in 1999. Now that’s solid news judgment. I knew Bush before Bush knew Bush. I don’t just toot my horn; I have a public record you can consult to confirm my claims.

You also missed the larger point. You were writing about a TV commercial I produced a decade ago. How many advertising people have produced TV spots that others are still writing about a decade later? Not many. One of my political enemies (I am not sure which one yet, Kirk or Obama) is currently broadcasting a TV spot I made 13 years ago. They just can’t get enough of Andy’s TV ads. That should tell you I understand the broadcast medium as few others have over the decades.

You claim that I have written “rumors” about Barry Obama’s Muslim religion. Ultimately, of course religion is a disposable diaper for Obama. When it suits his purposes he’s a Muslim, see e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

And when it suits his purposes he’s a “Christian.” Obama has been in the White House for ten months, and still hasn’t “found” a church in Washington. I doubt he ever will. Obama is an opportunist, not a Christian.

But Obama was a Muslim. He was raised Muslim from the age of 6-10. The fact that Obama was raised as a Muslim in Indonesia is not a “rumor,” it is a fact. There is general nationwide agreement that I was the first writer to highlight that fact. The reality is, Obama can’t airbrush the truth away, at least not when I am pursuing the truth, and neither should you. You should have said, instead, that I focused attention on Obama’s secret life and his unknown family connections, and was the first to do so. I’ll plead guilty any day—to telling the truth about Barry Obama. How about you telling the truth about me?

In 2008 Obama and his henchmen paid me the ultimate compliment: they created a dirty tricks operation to undermine my efforts to tell the truth about Obama’s past. It’s not every day that a local boy is the target of a smear machine orchestrated by a presidential campaign but I am bigger and better known because I took Obama’s lies and threw them back in his face.

Obama confirmed what every Illinois Republican should know about me: I am the real McCoy, a tough, successful political infighter they can trust to seek the truth and bring it to public attention. I’ve been doing that all my life. Mine was the first name on Barack Obama’s “enemies list.”

Isn’t it ironic that Obama’s strongest and most successful critic is now a solid candidate (no, Mary Ann Ahern is not right, I do really exist) to succeed to his senate seat? Maybe that’s why David Axelrod is having fits. His smears seem to have no effect on me. Now there’s an interesting story line for you.

Your station is located in Chicago, which has at its core a struggling urban diaspora. Who has been working hard to recruit minorities and fight for civil rights in the Republican Party? You guessed it. Andy Martin.

I am unusual for another reason: I have been an urban educator who taught in an urban university. Few people (in either party) who run for national office have ever stood in a college classroom and actually taught in a minority community. For me it was not a political gimmick. I enjoyed the work. I’ll bet many of your viewers would admire my college teaching. How come you left it out?

Finally, you took my “I am a colorful person” quote slightly out of context. Of course people such as Obama dislike me when I expose the truth about their past. They prefer to hide the truth about themselves and the media often ignore the facts. I can be “colorful” in telling their stories. Just ask the people of Hawai’i, many of whom have “adopted” me because I was the first writer to research the truth about Obama’s Hawai’i years.

But, more deeply, politics usually attracts boring, careerist people. I am not a boring careerist. I have lived an unusual life and I bring my lifetime of experiences with me to the campaign, and hopefully into the Senate.

I spent part of 2003 living in Baghdad, researching and writing about the flawed, failed strategy there–long before the mainstream media realized they had been cheerleaders for a bunch of incompetent politicians in the Green Zone. I coined the phrase the “Emerald City” to describe the “greenies.” How many candidates for the Senate have lived in Baghdad, and been on Paul Bremer’s enemies list for being the first to write about his incompetence? Not many.

I am proud of the enemies I have made throughout my life. These enemies all exist because I wrote unpleasant truths and took action to bring the truth to public attention. That’s the kind of person we need as a Senator.

Well, enough of Professor Martin’s first class in “Chicago media truth telling about Andy Martin.” I am sure you will agree that the truth about me, almost all of which was missing from your portrait, is a lot more interesting, and a lot more invaluable to every voter in Illinois, both Republican and even Democrat, than the one-dimensional picture you presented.

Now if I could only get Carol Marin to stop stealing my material, and Mary Ann Ahearn to wake up and smell Andy’s campaign (lavender is the scent), maybe Illinoisans could elect a “real” U. S. Senator who would work for them instead of the special interests, and really fight the crooked political structure in Washington.

After all, I have a documented lifetime record of fighting corruption, way back to 1968 when I exposed and opposed the crooked Illinois Secretary of State. No other candidate in either party has my established record of fighting corruption. No wonder they are envious of my background.

Who can match my record? The Kirkster? Be real. The Kirkster represents everything that is wrong and bad about politics. But you guys at Channel 5 love the little guy. I wonder why.

Finally, decades ago, the Chicago Tribune realized (and wrote) I was an “absolutely brilliant campaigner.” Actually, they were right. I like to rub their noses in that quote, because their current political writer, Rick Pearson, is a creepy fellow who gives me the willies. Pearson takes his orders from the corrupt “Combine.” The Combine doesn’t like corruption fighters, so Pearson doesn’t like me.

But because I have a legacy of “brilliant campaigning” to live up to, I intend to put on a campaign for the U. S. Senate that is going to shake up this state and shake up the state of corruption in Washington.

Or, as we broadcasters would say, “Stay tuned.”

Best wishes,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

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

October 25, 2009

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

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin links to an accurate summary of “Ditkagate”

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

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

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

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

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

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
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URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American. “The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
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Illinois Representative Mark Kirk’s divorce files face analysis

July 13, 2009

Former family law professor and current U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin promises insights into the Virginia divorce filings of an Illinois congressman

Mark Kirk divorce analysis coming July 16th

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin, a former family law professor, will provide his reaction to the Virginia divorce records of Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk

(CHICAGO)(July 13, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin announced Monday that he will provide a blockbuster analysis of the Mark Kirk divorce on Thursday, July 16th. While the Kirk divorce records that were obtained from a Virginia court do not directly address the rumors swirling around Kirk, they offer an insight into Kirk’s unusual marriage.

“The circumstances of Mark Kirk’s divorce are not, strictly speaking, relevant to his performance in congress,” Martin said. “But because of the rumors that Representative Kirk generates, his overall approach to Illinois Republicans as a potential statewide candidate must be one of total candor given the Republican Party’s tragic experience with Jack Ryan’s 2004 ‘sexless’ sex scandal.”

“I have scrupulously adhered to a limited discussion of the simple existence of the Kirk rumors, and not an exegesis of their substance. I think that approach strikes an appropriate balance at this stage, given that Kirk has not yet announced for higher office.

“The rumors about Kirk are, of course, widely known within the 10th congressional district itself. They are not yet known statewide. Because he has never run a statewide race, Kirk remains unknown to most voters despite the avalanche of recent pro-Kirk propaganda in the elitist liberal media in Washington and Chicago.”

Martin has previously taught family law as an adjunct professor of law in the City University of New York system.

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Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
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URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

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

July 10, 2009

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

Did Martin’s attacks sink Mark Kirk’s U. S. Senate campaign?

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANDY MARTIN SAYS HIS RECORD OF EXPOSING AND CONFRONTING BARACK OBAMA MAKE MARTIN THE FRONTRUNNER AS REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR OBAMA’S FORMER SENATE SEAT

MARTIN SAYS HIS REPUBLICAN OPPONENTS FAIL TO OFFER A RECORD OF ACTION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
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http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
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[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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Andy Martin launches anti-Kirk web site www.MarkKirk.us

June 29, 2009

Martin says Congressman Mark Kirk has become an acolyte of the Obama administration. Martin says efforts by “Chicago media elitists” and corrupt “Combine Republicans” to nominate Kirk for U. S. Senator are a farce. A new web site, http://www.MarkKirk.us collects evidence of Kirk’s anti-Republican record.

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

ATTENTION: DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MARK KIRK FACES NEW ATTACKS FROM ANDY MARTIN

WWW.MARKKIRK.US COLLECTS ANTI-KIRK ISSUES IN ONE PLACE

ANDY MARTIN SAYS LIBERAL MEDIA AND “COMBINE REPUBLICANS” ARE TRYING TO PROMOTE ULTRA-LIBERAL AS REPUBLIC CANDIDATE

(CHICAGO)(June 29, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, June 29th to launch an anti-Mark Kirk web site.

“I find it extraordinary,” says Martin, “That despite the fact that Congressman Mark Kirk is a foot soldier in the Obama ‘revolution,’ ‘Combine Republicans’ in Illinois and the liberal Chicago news media want to shove Mark Kirk down our throats as a U. S. Senate candidate.

“I usually find conservative attacks on ‘RINO’s’ and similar epithets offensive. No one should be required to tow the party orthodoxy reflexively. But Kirk may be the exception to the rule. He seems to have a permanent finger-in-the-eye of Republican voters and loyalists.

“The fact Chicago’s news media are promoting Kirk as a candidate for the Senate shows how out of touch these arrogant media elitists are.

“Kirk is a guy than can stand up to Barack Obama’s socialist schemes? He’s already part of the Obamanation.

“We are launching a new web site to remind Republicans that Kirk cannot seriously be considered a candidate for U. S. senator. Kirk may represent an ultra-liberal sliver of Illinois. The 10th District is not Illinois,” Martin will state. “www.MarkKirk.us will tell the truth about Kirk. We await his response.”

Kirk promised a decision on whether he would run for statewide office in April.

June 10th news conference details:

WHO:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Monday, June 29, 2009 4:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin launches http://www.MarkKirk.us to attack potential primary opponent Mark Kirk

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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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
——————————
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
———————————–
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 frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Mark Kirk sex scandal: new threat against Andy Martin

June 17, 2009

One of Congressman Mark Kirk’s supporters is threatening to attack Andy Martin for telling the truth about Mark Kirk. Kirk says his divorce files are “unsealed.” The court says the files are sealed. “Why is Kirk lying?” Martin asks.

New threats in Congressman Mark Kirk sex scandal

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

IS MARK KIRK “SUPERMAN?”

KIRK SUPPORTER ISSUES NEW THREAT AGAINST ANDY MARTIN

SENATOR JOHN ENSIGN IS U.S. SENATE’S THIRD REPUBLICAN PARTY SEX SCANDAL; WE DON’T NEED A FOURTH

(CHICAGO)(June 17, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin announced Wednesday that one of Congressman Mark Kirk’s strong supporters has issued a new threat against Martin.

“When I originally began looking into Mark Kirk’s peculiar behavior as a candidate, I had no idea what to expect,” Andy Martin said. “Lawyers call this ‘due diligence.’ We check the files, review the records, make sure we did not miss anything.

“Then last week I got the first threat from one of Kirk’s supporters.

“Over the weekend, the same ‘supporter’ sent me another threat, and said Kirk was a ‘Superman:’

We the Republican Party in Northeast Illinois have a quiet army of people that will come out and work against you for trying to get cheap media at the cost of our party’s unity.
That is not a threat, that is a reality. You are approaching this in the absolute worst possible manner to get the votes you need for furthering your ambitions.
Your little PR release this morning that cites me (I assume) stating that you give out my name for anyone who asks for it …is great. Do you honestly think that you are going to track with voters using this antics?

I have Kirk on my facebook as you point out, as well as McKenna because I am a Republican (as opposed to you) and they are the elected leaders of my State Party and my District. Whether Kirk runs or not I do not care, he has done a brilliant job for us in the 10th and for America. You are pissing on Superman’s cape.

“I take this man’s remarks as a threat, not a threat to harm me physically but a threat to damage me politically for asking Mark Kirk to tell the truth to the People of Illinois.

“Kirk’s supporter’s new claim that Marky Mark is ‘Superman’ is bizarre.

“His suggestion that we have to support the Illinois Republican Party’s corrupt state leadership is bizarre. We are losing elections because Andy McKenna is a Daley stooge. (McKenna supports Kirk.)

“The claim that Kirk has done a ‘brilliant job’ by undermining the Second Amendment and other conservative causes is bizarre.

“Today, of course, I learned from the Clerk of the Court that Mark Kirk’s ‘unsealed’ divorce files remain ‘sealed.’ Once a potential candidate starts to release lies, you have to suspect they have something to hide. It looks as though Kirk is trying to pull a ‘Jack Ryan’ and run for office while hiding personal records from media and public review. We all know how Ryan’s campaign ended up.

“Wednesday I will be contacting the Clerk’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, where Kirk’s divorce was filed, to seek the necessary paperwork for a lawsuit to open the divorce records. I am going to do a ‘Chicago Tribune’ on Kirk. (The Chicago Tribune filed a successful lawsuit to open’s Ryan’s sealed divorce file.

“Reading the sad story of Senator John Ensign’s sex sandal Tuesday night was a reminder that the party of ‘family values’ has had three U. S. Senate sex scandals in the past several years. (Craig, Vitter, Ensign). We don’t need Mark Kirk’s campaign to add a fourth.

“Kirk seems to be suffering from the same form of ‘Potomac Fever’ as Senator ensign. These people go to Washington and forget their home states. They become arrogant and imperious towards ordinary citizens. And they live a lie. Ensign was lying. Kirk lied when he said his divorce files were ‘unsealed,’ when the Clerk says they are sealed. Kirk’s lie is about as big a bald-faced lie as I have ever seen from any potential candidate.

“The fact that Kirk is using his followers to threaten me is a sign of extreme weakness on Kirk’s part.

“What’s your opinion?

“I apply the same standards to investigating Republicans that I apply to Barack Obama: a search for the truth and the facts. Nothing more. And nothing less. Obviously, Mark Kirk is afraid of my high standards, integrity and independence. Why?

“I hope Kirk runs against me for the senate so we can have a debate on the issues and a debate on the future of the Republican Party. How can we talk one way in public and act another way in private?

“I intend to run a vigorous primary campaign for the U. S. Senate. And I will not let Kirk fool primary voters the same way Jack Ryan fooled Republicans in 2004.

“Open the files, Mark. Stop lying about your ‘unsealed’ records when the court says they are still sealed. Your lies are going to embarrass even your most loyal supporters,” Martin noted.

“Why did you tell the media your files were ‘unsealed’ when that was a lie? Explain please.”

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
——————————
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
———————————–
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 frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk caught in divorce lies

June 16, 2009

Kirk claimed that his Virginia divorce files were “unsealed” and open to the public. The Clerk of the Circuit Court in Alexandria says Kirk’s files remain “sealed” and closed to the public.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA COURT CLERK SAYS CONGRESSMAN MARK KIRK’S DIVORCE FILES ARE “SEALED.”

KIRK FALSELY CLAIMED THEY WERE “UNSEALED”

ANDY MARTIN IS ON THE CASE, DIGGING FOR THE FACTS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT MARK KIRK

(CHICAGO)(June 16, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin announced today that Congressman Mark Kirk lied to the People of Illinois and the media when he falsely claimed that his divorce files had been “unsealed.” Martin contacted the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where Kirk was divorced, and was advised that the file was “sealed.”

Martin has sent Kirk a letter (see below) threatening to sue Kirk for access to the sealed divorce records. “It looks like we have another ‘Jack Ryan scandal’ on our hands,” Martin stated in releasing the Clerk’s response.

“The mystery over the rumors concerning Kirk’s private life, when now combined with his lies about ‘unsealed’ divorce files that are not in fact ‘unsealed,’ and remain secret, raise grave questions about Kirk’s judgment, integrity and fitness to be a candidate for statewide office. The Illinois Republican Party is already a national laughingstock over the way Jack Ryan imploded. It looks as though Kirk has not learned the lessons of Ryan’s campaign, and is seeking to trigger a new round of litigation about the secrets contained in Kirk’s divorce materials.

[In 2004, Jack Ryan denied there was anything embarrassing in his sealed divorce files. After he won the nomination to oppose Barack Obama, the Chicago Tribune sued to open Ryan’s sealed files. When the California divorce court ordered Ryan’s records made public, Ryan resigned as a candidate and helped power Obama into the U.S. Senate. Carpetbagger Alan Keyes “moved” to Illinois and made a fool out of himself and the Illinois Republicans who invited him to replace Ryan.]

“It is high time Kirk addressed both the rumors about his personal life and why he authorized the release of a lie to the media and public, falsely claiming his divorce case files had been opened to the public when that is in fact not the case.

“Kirk’s belief that the rumors will be contained if he runs for statewide office is delusional. Columnist Carol Marin has already made it clear that Barry Obama is going to trash any Republican who runs for his former senate seat. I call this the “Carol Marin Test.”
http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/1609739,
CST-EDT-carol07.article#

“By lying about his divorce files, and falsely claiming they are ‘unsealed,’ when in fact the Clerk says they are not, Kirk has embarrassingly failed the Marin hurdle. Obama and his Smearmacht are watching.

“We are continuing our investigation,” Martin said.

ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
“He Works for the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

June 16, 2009

Honorable Mark Kirk
U.S. Representative
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
via fax (202) 225-0837;
(847) 940-7143

Re: Scandal over your “sealed”/“unsealed” divorce records

Dear Representative Kirk:

Nothing will kill a politician faster than lying to the public.

When your divorce was “finalized,” the divorce files were sealed.

Your office then issued an explicit statement to the media that the divorce file was unsealed and open to public inspection.

As part of my due diligence, I contacted the Clerk of the Alexandria, Virginia Circuit Court and asked for access your divorce file.

This was the Clerk’s response earlier today:

Subject: RE: divorce file
Date: 6/16/2009 9:57:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
From: ed.semonian@alexandriava.gov
Reply To:
To: andymartinradio@aol.com
CC:
BCC:
Sent on:

Sent from the Internet (Details)
That file is sealed.

In other words, you or your representatives lied to the People of Illinois and the media when they claimed the file was unsealed.

In my earlier letter I reminded you of how Jack Ryan’s lying destroyed his campaign for senator and how he devastated the Illinois Republican Party, inflicting damage that continues to this date.

The Associated Press quoted you yesterday as saying you are raising money for a “big campaign.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=300688&src=3

Sadly, it appears you are proceeding along Jack Ryan’s path, and beginning your “big campaign” with a big lie.

Before I file suit against you and your former spouse in Virginia to open your divorce case, I would like to afford you until Thursday, June 18th to notify the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Alexandria that your divorce file should be unsealed, and that I am authorized to receive a copy of the complete file.

Failing same, we will be in court exposing your big lie, and seeking to put in the public domain the legal documents that you previously, and falsely, claimed had already been made public.

I would suggest you have your divorce attorneys contact me, and copy me with all of their correspondence with the Clerk.

I will be continuing my investigation to determine who actually made the misrepresentation to the media that the file had been “unsealed” when that was obviously a lie. The Clerk’s e-mail speaks for itself. I am making available to you a copy of the actual e-mail (as opposed to the text version above).

Let me be clear: I have said I would not exploit the facts concerning the rumors about your personal life. But I do believe you must address those rumors before you become a candidate.

Likewise, when you lie to the people, and falsely claim that a “sealed” file is “unsealed” when in fact it is not, then such lies have nothing to do with your “personal life” and everything to do with lying to the public. I will attack you for lying to the public and media.

For shame.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

AM:sp

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
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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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