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All Aboard! Andy Martin whistle-stops across Illinois

January 28, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will whistle-stop across eastern and central Illinois Thursday, January 28th campaigning in Chicago, Kankakee, Champaign, Mattoon and Effingham for his plan to build a “21st Century” high-speed passenger rail network. Martin will ridicule Barack Obama’s “19th Century” proposal to marginally increase train speeds. Martin says Obama’s timidity will never create jobs or stimulate the economy. Martin favors a “Manhattan Project”-style campaign to “design and build” new high-speed rail networks on an emergency basis. “We must have a ‘fierce urgency of now’ to build major public improvements (where have we heard that phrase before?),” Martin says, “not a lackadaisical plan to spend billions on worthless incremental improvements.” Martin favors competitive bidding and private sector control of the new “land grant” program to rebuild America’s transportation network. Warren Buffet: are you listening? Martin will also slap his opponents Mark Kirk and Patrick Hughes for being political frauds.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin slams Obama’s “Toonerville trolley” plan for “hy-speed’ trains. Martin backs a 21st century high-speed rail plan for Illinois and the Midwest

Martin says Obama’s “hy-speed’ proposal shortchanges Illinois and the Midwest

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 THURSDAY NEWS CONFERENCES IN CHICAGO, KANKAKEE, CHAMPAIGN, MATTOON AND EFFINGHAM

Andy Martin says Illinois needs a “21st Century” high-speed rail system, not Barack Obama’s “19th century” improvements

Martin calls for a “Manhattan Project”-style emergency building program

Martin renews his charges that Mark Kirk and Patrick Hughes are political frauds

(CHICAGO)(January 28, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a series of news conferences across eastern and central Illinois to slam Barack Obama for a “hy-speed” rail proposal that only marginally increases train speeds.

“Obama is proposing improvements to a 19th century system,” Martin says. “We need a ‘Manhattan project’-style program to build a 21st century high-speed rail network in Illinois and parts of the Midwest.

“A 21st century high-speed rail plan would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. If we proceed on an emergency basis with a simultaneous ‘design and build’ approach, we can start building within months.

“What does high-quality high-speed rail cost in the long run? Zero. The added value to our economy, the added real estate values in communities along the high-speed rail network would pay for the system.

“Property in Kankakee would skyrocket if there was a high-speed train to the loop in thirty minutes. Champaign? One hour. People could commute from Champaign to Chicago. Mattoon and Effingham? One and a half hours. Carbondale? Two and a half hours. By comparison, Obama’s plan to spend billions on worthless improvements to a broken system would add little value to the economy. It’s typical Barry Obama: too little, too late, too timid. Thank God this guy is not Commander-in-Chief.

“High speed rail would tie this state and region together. People could live in their homes and commute to central cities. Our children would no longer have to move to the coasts to find excitement and economic opportunity.

“America’s private enterprise built the ‘war machine’ that saved the world in World War II. Private enterprise can save America in 2010 if we will only have the courage to think big thoughts and invest in our economic future,” Martin says. “This is not a Republican thing or a Democratic thing. This is an American thing.” Martin holds an Economics degree from the University of Illinois.

Martin says all of his opponents in both parties lack the vision and courage to propose major infrastructure investments.

Martin will also slam Mark Kirk and Patrick Hughes as political pretenders who are lying to the people of Illinois.

Martin will attend the Effingham County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday evening at the Effingham Knights of Columbus Hall.

Media are welcome to join our trip transportation.
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January 28th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin whistle-stops across Illinois opposing Barack Obama’s “19th century” “hy-speed” train proposal. Martin backs an emergency “21st Century” plan to create jobs and economic development across Illinois

#1 WHERE AND WHEN:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago
Thursday, January 28, 2010 7:00 A.M.

#2 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:00 A.M.

#3 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 45 E. University Avenue, Champaign (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:00 A.M.

#4 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 1718 Broadway Street, Mattoon (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:00 P.M.

#5 WHERE AND WHEN:

AMTRAK STATION, 401 W. National Avenue, Effingham (main door)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:00 P.M.

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:
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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
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

ATTENTION: Mattoon, Carbondale, Effingham, Fairfield, Illinois

October 1, 2009

Andy Martin is coming to Southern Illinois with a blockbuster series of events – “Building the Future of Southern Illinois”

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
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS/NEWS CONFERENCES IN MATTOON, CARBONDALE, EFFINGHAM AND FAIRFIELD

ANDY MARTIN LAUNCHES A NEW STATEWIDE HIGH-SPEED RAIL INITIATIVE WITH TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN MATTOON, CARBONDALE, EFFINGHAM AND FAIRFIELD

MARTIN SAYS HE IS THE ONLY VIABLE “DOWNSTATE” CANDIDATE IN THE U.S. SENATE RACE IN EITHER PARTY

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HAS CREDITED ANDY MARTIN WITH BEING THE CATALYST BEHIND WHAT BECAME INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 39; NOW ANDY WANTS TO BUILD A HIGH-SPEED RAIL NETWORK LINKING ILLINOIS WITH MIDWEST CITIES

MARTIN THRASHES MARK KIRK AS A “REPUBLI-CRAT”

(CHICAGO)(October 1, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin launches a major new high-speed rail proposal with a series of town meetings in Mattoon, Carbondale, Effingham and Fairfield. Martin’s schedule follows below.

Martin will also be speaking at Republican Party events and meeting with Republican leaders as he seeks to “blow out” Mark Kirk’s liberal campaign and discredit Kirk’s “anti-family” agenda.

“Years ago the Chicago Tribune called me an ‘absolutely brilliant campaigner,’” Martin says. “Well Southern Illinois is about to receive a blockbuster series of events that puts downstate interests front and center in the U. S. Senate race.

“I want to tie this state together, so that every region is connected to the world economy with a network of high-speed trains. A high-speed rail network will create quality infrastructure, quality jobs and add significant long-term value to the regional economy.

“In the next few days we plan to have a special web site devoted to Southern Illinois needs and concerns. Can my opponents match my knowledge of the area, my concern for its citizens, my commitment to build a 21st century economy for every part of Illinois and not just downtown Chicago? I will be senator for the people of Illinois, not senator just for the mayor of Chicago. Mark Kirk is the ‘Combine’ candidate of wealthy Republi-crats that bleed the economy of this state for their own selfish enrichment.

“Thursday we begin in Mattoon; Friday we launch our new http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com web site in Carbondale, Saturday I play the role of the ‘great pumpkin’ in Fairfield. Unlike the ‘great pumpkin’ in Peanuts, who was invisible, my campaign is out in the open. The people of Southern Illinois will see for themselves who is committed to their future and their families,” Martin says. “I am working hard to earn their votes and their support.

“Unlike my opponents, who don’t even know where ‘downstate’ is, I was the catalyst behind an interstate highway, Interstate 39, working for all the people of Illinois. My opponents make promises; I deliver performance.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Cell (917) 664-9329 (depending on local service)

Thursday, October 1

1:00 P.M. Mattoon, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail and
economic development, Mattoon Amtrak Station

6:30 P.M. Coles County Republican Dinner (Andy speaking)
Lifespan Center, Loxa Road, behind Sarah B. Lincoln Hospital

Friday, October 2

8:00 A.M. Carbondale “Meet the Candidate” breakfast, call (917) 664-9329 for details, informal meeting with Andy

3-4:00 P.M. Carbondale, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail and economic development; Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Room 116

5-7:00 P.M. Carbondale, Andy visits Carbondale Art and Wine Fair

Saturday, October 2

10:00 A.M. Effingham, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail
and economic development, Effingham Amtrak Station

1:00 P.M. Fairfield, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail and economic development, Development Commission, 121 E. Main St.

2:00 P.M. Fairfield, Andy visits Fairfield Pumpkin Festival (downtown Fairfield)

6:00 P.M. Fairfield, Wayne County Republican Dinner (Andy speaking) Cumberland Presbyterian Church

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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
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.]

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

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin coming to Southern Illinois

September 21, 2009

Martin plans to announce a new statewide initiative in Carbondale, Effingham town hall meetings

Andy Martin is coming to Southern Illinois

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
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCES IN CARBONDALE AND (TBD)

ANDY MARTIN LAUNCHES A NEW STATEWIDE INITIATIVE WITH A NEWS CONFERENCE IN CARBONDALE, TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN CARBONDALE AND EFFINGHAM

MARTIN SAYS HE IS THE ONLY VIABLE “DOWNSTATE” CANDIDATE IN THE U.S. SENATE RACE IN EITHER PARTY

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HAS CREDITED ANDY MARTIN WITH BEING THE CATALYST BEHIND WHAT BECAME INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 39

(CHICAGO)(September 21, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin is happy to announce he is coming to Southern Illinois the weekend of October 2-3.

“We are planning a news conference, town hall meeting and meet and greet in Carbondale on October 2nd,” Martin said. “I understand we will also visit the Carbondale Downtown Art & Wine Fair.

“Saturday we will be having an additional event, very possibly in Effingham, before attending a Republican Party function.

“In 2008 I carried or nearly carried forty (40) Illinois counties and received a quarter of a million votes. I am the only Republican candidate for U. S. Senator who has actually run statewide. And although I currently live in Chicago, my original roots are in Champaign, where my mother came as a graduate student, bringing her family with her.

“When I came to Illinois as a 17 year-old, the first Illinois town I set foot in was Effingham. I can still remember that evening vividly.

“Unlike all of my opponents in both parties, I have actually been the catalyst for major highway construction downstate. I don’t just promise; I produce.

“Our first campaign swing in Southern Illinois will be guided by performance first and politics second. Between now and October 2-3 we will schedule meetings, set specific times and dates, and begin the work of bringing this great state together. ‘One Illinois’ is my slogan; one Illinois is my goal.”

The following weekend (October 9th) Martin will be in Champaign to celebrate Illini Homecoming and forty years since his graduation from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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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.”
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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 frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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