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CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Andy Martin will not support Mark Kirk

February 4, 2010

Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk is a fundamentally immoral individual who is unfit for public office. Martin says he would be insincere and violate any concept of public morality if he supported a candidate who should not be in office. Martin will work to defeat Kirk once the results of the primary are legally certified.

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Thursday February 4th

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will not support Mark Kirk for election

Martin says the Republican Party primary process in which Kirk was selected was fundamentally corrupt and rigged

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 CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin calls Mark Kirk a “fundamentally immoral” individual who is unfit to serve in the U. S. Senate

Martin will work to defeat Kirk

(CHICAGO)(February, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Thursday, February 4th to announce he will not support, and will work to defeat, Mark Kirk for U. S. Senator.

“Mark Kirk is a fundamentally immoral individual,” Martin will charge. “He worked to cover-up pedophilia in the U. S House of Representatives and tried to get pedophile Mark Foley to run for reelection. I find Kirk’s behavior sickening.

“Kirk shamelessly lies about and inflates his military record. Kirk’s military falsifications and exaggerations were an issue late in the primary. My advertising attacking Kirk’s abuse of the U.S. Navy uniform was later picked up by a reporter.

“I will continue my Freedom of Information activity to seek the release of Kirk’s hidden military files. There is nothing more despicable than a fraud such as Kirk who seeks to falsify his military service and ‘rip off’ the valor of our men and women in uniform. Kirk is a sick, sick man.

“Kirk should be criminally prosecuted for his military abuses and falsifications.

“The slimy Illinois news media have been Kirk’s accomplices in spreading Kirk’s bogus military claims. In one utterly absurd example in January, Kirk issued a false press releases to the Associated Press, when then uncritically reported Kirk’s lies. Kirk then printed the AP’s lies on his own campaign literature, in effect laundering his lies through the Associated Press. This is journalism? I have posted the U. S. Navy’s response to my earlier FOIA request, in which the Navy could find no records to confirm Kirk’s claim that he ‘served’ in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008. [See http://www.markKirk.us]

“In reality and practicality Kirk has been a visiting congressman who tried to collect a second salary by falsely claiming he was doing ‘double duty.’

“In endorsing Mark Kirk, left-wing Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg called Kirk a ‘new Dick Durbin’ and Richard Daley’s favorite Republican. Is this what Republicans really want? Another Durbin? A Daley Republican? Is Kirk part of the corrupt bipartisan Combine, or what?

“Finally, Kirk bribed the Republican Party with $50,000 in cash to rig the primary in his favor. The ‘election’ was a travesty. Cash-and-carry democracy is not democracy at all. It is Washington Beltway corruption and control of our local electoral process. Kirk used the Republican Party’s apparatus as his own campaign machinery. When a primary is rigged, the candidates that emerge from that process are not entitled to party loyalty.

“I will not support Kirk. I will work to defeat Mark Kirk. He is a fundamentally immoral individual.

“I plan to support all of the other members of the Illinois Republican ticket.”

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February 4th 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: Thursday, February 4th 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will not support and will work to defeat Mark Kirk. Martin calls Kirk “immoral.”

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.

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Illinois Republican Primary a potential disaster for the Party

February 4, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin emerges as the big winner. Both the corrupt bipartisan “Combine” and so-called “conservatives” suffer near-death experiences. Martin offers his counterintuitive analysis of what happened on February 2nd. Although Republican Party bravado claims “Illinois is next,” Illinois is still last. The media continue to be fascinated with Andy’s advertising operations, http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy

ANDY MARTIN
“The name you can trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
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http://www.MarkKirk.us

February 3, 2010

Dear Republican:

To all of you who voted for me, supported me and encouraged me in the primary I am deeply appreciative. Thank you.

You are probably wondering what happened in the election yesterday. The usual blather from the liberal media conceals, not reveals, the truth. I was the big winner. The corrupt bipartisan “Combine” and the so-called “conservative” wing of the Republican Party were both big losers. Surprised at my conclusions? Let me explain. After a little reflection I think you’ll agree with my analysis.

First, let me take you behind the scenes of my own campaign.

I. Andy’s team prepares to run a primary campaign

The biggest problem we faced during the campaign was a corrupt Republican Party leadership that was trying to rig the primary for Mark Kirk. Beginning on August 20th the resident thug Randy Pollard refused to let me speak at Republican Day in Springfield. The adulterous “legal counsel” of the party, Brian Sheahan, tried to harass me at the State Fair. On and on it went. A circuit judge had to order them to stop harassing me.

In preparing an advertising campaign, we faced a major problem. Because of the large number of anti-Kirk candidates (5), we felt that any ads we ran could help the other candidates as much as my ads helped me. I don’t know if Kirk “salted” candidates in the primary to split up the opposing vote but it sure looks that way. But even if all of the other four candidates were genuine, they were dividing the Kirk opposition vote five ways. Not good for me.

Finally, in mid-December we reached the moment of truth. If we ran no ads, or only generic ads, their impact would be limited. If we ran hard-hitting ads, they might damage Kirk but benefit all of his opponents.

Negative ads work best in a two-person race. If you hammer your opponent successfully, voters switch to you because there is nowhere else to go. If you hammer one of five candidates, people may decide to vote against the target candidate but then support one of the other opponents. We took the risk of running hard-hitting ads because only aggressive anti-Kirk ads could break through the media fog of unabashed support for the Kirkster. In other words, we ran hard-hitting ads because practically speaking we had no other option but to take the risk of helping Kirk’s other opponents as well.

II. Andy’s ads start hitting Kirk with the truth

On December 28th we began bombarding Kirk with the truth. Pat Brady immediately tried to smear me. As he did through the campaign, Brady was actually working against Kirk’s interests. During the next month we exposed Kirk as both a personal and political fraud. Kirk did nothing while a pedophile, Mark Foley, roamed the House of Representatives importuning the children who work there as pages. Kirk was part of the pedophilia cover-up.

Kirk shamelessly inflates his military credentials. We exposed his fraudulent military claims. Each of my commercials was meticulously documented. We exploded the false image of Kirk that the media were feeding Republican voters.

Unfortunately for me, the attacks on Kirk also energized his other opponents to think they had a chance of winning the primary. One candidate attacked my ads publicly and then used Paul Caprio to distribute the same material privately. My ads took Kirk down from what might have been a blowout victory and dropped him into an embarrassing situation where almost half of the Republican Party’s primary base voted against him.

III. Is Kirk really a winner?

Half the primary electorate voted against Kirk despite media claims that his opponents lacked the resources to run an effective campaign. So, if your five opponents lack any money, and only one of them runs broadcast ads on a limited basis (me,) and the rest run no ads or virtually no ads (Hughes) how can that farcical imbalance be deemed an electoral victory?

“Winners” emerge from real contests, not from lopsided and rigged campaigns where everything is fixed in advance and half the voters still reject the favorite. Kirk was a big loser on February 2d. Don’t believe the media and the Pat Brady-inspired lies to the contrary.

IV. Republicans saw a similar situation in the gubernatorial primary

The same thing that happened to me, where my advertising either benefited or encouraged other candidates, also happened in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Senator Bill Brady lacked the money to run ads in the Chicago TV market. In the closing days of the primary, Andy McKenna began to run ads attacking Kirk Dillard for his 2008 support of Barack Obama.

Although McKenna was trying to knock off Dillard so McKenna himself would win, McKenna was not strong enough to reach the top. Instead, McKenna’s attacks on Dillard appear to have had the unintended consequence of nominating Bill Brady.

That’s what happens when you run attack ads in a multi-primary candidate. Your ads could end up benefiting someone other than yourself. In the governor’s race, it is clear that McKenna’s attacks were the little extra needed to cut down Dillard so Brady could eke out a victory. I am sure that is not the outcome McKenna wanted.

V. So-called “pro-family” conservatives became a laughingstock

Patrick Hughes hired Paul Caprio to “bag” endorsements for his flatulent senatorial candidacy. Caprio created the bogus “STOP” campaign as a fig leaf to promote Hughes. Christian conservatives were invited in August to attend a “screening” meeting that Caprio had rigged in advance in favor of Hughes. From the first day he announced, when he claimed he had $400,000 in “commitments,” Pat Hughes was a liar and a loser.

In the closing days of the primary Hughes was shoveling conservative “endorsements” out the door. Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Conservative “this” and Conservative “that.” In the end he had a long list of “endorsements” but none of them actually campaigned for him. On Election Day he could not break 20%. Hughes will go down in history as the man that blew a half million dollars without ever running a single broadcast ad. But his chauffeur was paid $10,000.

Now Hughes is supporting “party unity” and, no surprise, Paul Caprio has his palm out to be greased again. And they call themselves Christians. The “pro-family” movement was exposed as a bunch of incompetent, conspiratorial blowhards. Jack Roeser, who funds almost all of these weenies, lost three out of four campaigns and attacked the only genuine conservative who ran an honest campaign (me). Roeser is another imperious joker.

VI. Where do I go from here?

I will be taking time off and going on vacation. Lots of things get put on hold when you become involved in a statewide race.

I was interviewed in December by NBC News for a special program to air on MSNBC in March. I still can’t tell you what the program is about, because they were never clear, but no doubt I will continue to be a national figure in the anti-Obama movement.

I have blocked out ten days in April to return to Hawai’i to do continuing research on Barack Obama’s origins. I don’t yet know if the sponsorship for the trip will be available.

Locally, before I leave I plan to announce an anti-Mark Kirk effort. Kirk and his supporter Pat Brady ran a dirty campaign and they will not receive my support. I urged Brady to stop the dirty tricks, so the party could unite after the primary. Brady refused. The party will not unite. By comparison, the Democrats that voted for various U. S. Senate candidates will all support the winner.

In the Republican Party, the Republicans who voted against Kirk in the primary will not support him in the general election. Had Brady run a fair and honest primary, I was prepared to support the winner of the primary, as I have in the past. But because Brady is just as crooked as the rest of the sleazy people in the Republican Party’s leadership, Brady has forfeited party unity.

Summing up, the bipartisan “Combine” of corruption was a big loser. The candidates closest to the Combine did not win yesterday. And instead of having a gubernatorial winner, Republicans temporarily have two “winners” who are going to have to fight it out until one of them is acknowledged as the undisputed nominee. Not good. No one has and idea how long that could go on.

In the senate race, because Pat Brady ran a dirty campaign and poisoned the process, he has a candidate, Kirk, who is popular with the media but who was rejected by almost half of the Republican base. To me, that rejection is not a good sign. Kirk may have drawn Quislings like Pat Hughes and John Arrington to his “unity” breakfast on Wednesday, but neither of them has much to offer a statewide campaign. There is no unity when half the candidates refuse to appear with the “winner.” As Kirk’s homosexual Praetorian Guard takes working control of the Republican Party the “rumors” about Kirk will become shriller and more insistent.

As for me, with the limited resources available to my campaign we did a good job of telling the truth about Mark Kirk and stopping the media from completely stealing the senate primary. I feel good about my efforts. That’s why I believe I am a big winner. I live to fight another day for truth, justice and the American way.

As always,

Andy

AM:sp

P. S. I’m not asking for a recount. The primary was rigged from start to finish.

SUNDAY NEWS CONFERENCE-BELVIDERE: Andy Martin promises a “Rockford (Ill.) Rail Revolution”

January 31, 2010

“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will charge at a Sunday (today) Belvidere news conference that the Rockford area would not have been ignored for federal stimulus funding if he had been in Washington. “The Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson region needs a Washington fighter, not another Washington insider,” Martin says. “My principal opponent Mark Kirk was said by the Chicago Sun-Times today (Sunday) to be hiding in a ‘bunker.’ If Kirk is hiding now, what will he be like after he is elected? My political activism spearheaded the development of I-39,” Martin notes. “Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties need a vigorous advocate, not losers of the Quinn-Durbin variety. If Durbin can’t deliver for Illinois with his stooge in the White House, what is he going to do when Republicans take over in November?” Martin will state. Martin will also speak to Boone County Republicans at a Lincoln Day Luncheon. Martin promises to “Deliver for Downstate”

BELVIDERE NEWS CONFERENCE: Sunday January 31st

“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says passenger rail should run through Belvidere, not Genoa

Martin says that Governor Quinn’s Saturday promises were a response to the embarrassing loss of federal funds.

Martin says that although both parties have failed Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson, he will fight for the area in Washington

Martin is credited by the Chicago Tribune with spearheading the creation of I-39 in the 1970’s

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 SUNDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN BELVIDERE

Andy Martin says Durbin and Quinn have failed to deliver for Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties

Martin says that high-speed rail, not Toonerville Trolleys to Dubuque, should be the first priority

Martin says high-speed rail would tie Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties to O’Hare and the Chicago area, creating a local economic boom

Andy promises to “Deliver for Downstate”

MARTIN HAS THE ONLY CAMPAIGN WEB SITE WITH A SPECIAL LINK SUPPORTING HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE

(CHICAGO)(January 31, 2010) “Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Belvidere (Boone County) news conference Sunday, January 31st to promise that he will lead a “Rockford Rail Revolution” when he becomes United States Senator. Martin says that Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson leaders have failed abysmally.

At his news conference Martin will brandish “studies” from as long as ten years ago to show the complete impotence of local representatives of both parties to move forward with rail service.

“Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson Counties have lacked an effective voice in the U. S. Senate. Dick Durbin has proven to be totally ineffective, even with his pet rock in the White House,” Martin says. “Pat Quinn? Don’t ask. If I had been in Washington the Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson area would not have been shut out of stimulus funding and high-speed rail cash. No one is going to run over me.

“I favor a ‘Manhattan Project’-style simultaneous design and build high-speed rail program to get America moving and get Illinois ‘on the right track, not the side track.’ Trains in staid Great Britain already go 200 miles an hour. Why should Americans be satisfied with less than half that, a decade from now?

“Governor Quinn’s face-saving promise Saturday to deliver Illinois capital funds for rail service is only a desperate, last-minute pre-primary device to stave off the embarrassment of having failed to deliver for Illinois.

“I believe that high-speed rail can only come through Belvidere to Rockford and Freeport. We want to connect an existing corridor of economic activity that can benefit from high-speed connections to the O’Hare and Chicago economies. We need to integrate Rockford Airport into the Chicago regional economy. What is in Genoa?

“Three decades ago I spearheaded the effort to upgrade Highway 51 into an Interstate highway. I have proven I can produce results. Illinois is falling further and behind other states. Dick Durbin is an effective stooge for labor racketeers and other special interests. But he has failed to deliver for ordinary Illinoisans. I will.

“I have the only campaign website [www.AndyforUSSenator.com] with a separate web page showcasing my commitment to high-speed train service [www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com].

“In the Republican primary I am ‘primarily’ running against Mark Kirk, a man who doesn’t even know where ‘downstate’ is. The Chicago Sun-Times reports today that Kirk is hiding in a ‘bunker’ somewhere, maybe to avoid my ‘Bunker Busters.’

“I am not going to Washington to be an insider. I am going to represent the people of Illinois. Kirk can’t deliver his own presence in Boone-Winnebago-Stephenson. How is he going to deliver for the struggling economy of this region?

“High-speed rail. High-speed rail. High-speed rail. This region needs access to the national economy. We need to make Rockford Airport part of the national economy, not a leftover stopover. I will deliver that connection as U. S. Senator. I-39 shows I will ‘Deliver for Downstate.’ Has any Republican shown they can do better?

“We need hard-hitting bi-partisan competition in Washington, not a one—party government. I am the only candidate in either party with a long track record of fighting for ordinary citizens.”

Martin is making his last stop in the area before Tuesday’s primary.

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January 31st Belvidere news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Belvidere Community Center, 111 W. 1st Street, Belvidere
(Lincoln Day Luncheon)

WHEN:

Sunday, January 31st 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
promises to lead a “Rockford Rail Revolution” bringing high-speed passenger rail service to Belvidere, Rockford and Freeport.

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.]

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E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Obama drops homosexual rights “bomb” on the Illinois primary

January 28, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin demands that Mark Kirk announce his stand on Barack Obama’s proposal to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. With the Illinois primary only hours away, Barack Obama has dropped an unexpected ‘bomb’ on Obama’s favorite Republican, senate frontrunner Mark Kirk. Patrick Hughes has also been skittish about gay issues. Martin is demanding answers. Martin supports continuation of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin set to challenge Mark Kirk at Effingham County Republican Party Lincoln day Dinner: tell Obama to drop repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

Martin says every Republican candidate for U. S. Senator should take a firm and public stand against Obama’s promise to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

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:

Andy Martin also set to challenge Patrick Hughes, who has been afraid to address homosexual issues: “Where do you stand on repeal of Don’t ask, don’t tell?’”

Martin calls Mark Kirk “the darling little boy of the homosexual lobby”

Martin says no one has a “right” to serve in the military

(NEW YORK)(January 28, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will throw down the gauntlet to Mark Kirk, Patrick Hughes and other Republican candidates at the Effingham County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday evening when he uses some of his allotted speaking time to say: “Tell Barack Obama to drop his efforts to repeal ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’”

“One of the disclosures that came out of the recent controversy about my advertising involving Mark Kirk’s private life was the unanimous declaration by homosexual activists and media that Mark Kirk was ‘their guy,’ Martin says. “Well, is Kirk the ‘guy’ of the gay lobby? Republican primary voters have a right to know. On the eve of the Illinois primary, Barry Obama has thrown down the gauntlet. I propose that we throw it right back at him. There is no need to change the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. The policy strikes an appropriate balance between the right to privacy and the right to military unit cohesion and decorum. The last thing we need to do in the middle of a war is invite the gay lobby to start filing discrimination lawsuits against our men and women in uniform. Recruitment will suffer. A lot of parents are not going to want to send their kids into a gay-orchestrated military environment.

“Likewise, Patrick Hughes has been afraid to tackle the controversy over gay rights. Well here is Hughes’ chance to tell his supporters where he stands.

“I challenge Kirk and every other Republican to tell Obama ‘No: do not repeal ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’’ I am sure the Associated Press reporter who covers Mark Kirk like a cheap blanket, Deanna Bellandi, can get the Kirkster on the phone. Let’s find out what the little critter has to say about his friend Obama’s latest ‘bomb.’ Let Kirk tell his admirers in the gay community he is against allowing gays to serve openly in the military.

“The issue is not homosexual rights. Homosexuals deserve the very same protection of the law as every other American. They are entitled to the same full protection of the law.

“Unlike Kirk, I do not have a military commission; but I do have an Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Air Force Reserves.

“But unlike Kirk, who fantasizes that he is the greatest ‘fighter’ since Genghis Khan, I have actually been in combat, in the jungle, and in many other precarious military situations. A war zone, a battlefield, a combat unit is no place for political correctness or sexual politics. Not even the kind of ‘fantasy’ war zones Kirk claims to be ‘fighting’ in.

“Obama is wrong. Conservative Republicans are right on this issue. Will Illinois Republicans stand up, despite the homosexual staff operating under State Chairman Pat Brady, with John McGovern acting as the Party’s de facto state executive director, and condemn repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell?’ I will pose that question Thursday evening in Effingham.

“Will Deanna Bellandi call Kirk to find out where he stands? Or is the Kirkster still in hiding? Republican primary voters want to know.”

“Of course, I have a ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ complaint pending against Kirk at the Navy Department. In a sense, Kirk has been boxed in by his own supporters and his own hypocrisy.”

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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.]

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

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.

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

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.

UPDATES:
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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin appeals for campaign contributions to defeat RINO Mark Kirk

January 21, 2010

Martin’s appeal says: “Barack Obama does not want Andy Martin in the U. S. Senate. That’s why you do.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says his advertising team beat their own schedule. His new anti-Kirk/Obama ad begins running statewide today

Martin’s new ad links Mark Kirk to Barack Obama

Martin is making a nationwide fund appeal to defeat Barack Obama’s favorite Republican, senate candidate Mark Kirk

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(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

January 21, 2010

Dear American:

Barack Obama does not want Andy Martin in the U. S. Senate. That’s why you do.

How would you like to send Barack Obama a message that will shake the rafters of the White House? Donate to my campaign.

Barack Obama is quietly supporting my primary opponent, Mark Kirk. Kirk is Obama’s favorite Republican. Kirk supports the complete Obama agenda: cap and trade, gun control, hate crimes, internet restrictions, abortion, etc. You name it; Kirk and Obama are two peas in a pod.

If I win the Illinois primary Tuesday, February 2nd, it will be an event bigger political explosion than Scott Brown’s election.

The hard left is terrified I am going to win. In a recent televised debate, the media impresarios directed almost all of their attacks to my campaign. A hard-left writer recently said “Martin…is a popular figure within far-right Tea party circles…” One of my primary opponents has tried to purchase Tea Party support with cash. My campaign does not engage in “pay-to-play.”

We have the potential to pull off one of the biggest upsets in American political history. But we need more money. We need to increase our ad budget in the closing week. Our new radio ad should be on http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com later tonight.

My nomination would be Barack Obama’s worst nightmare. I have been asking the hard questions about his incomplete résumé for years. Take a look at the Hannity video on my web site. Obama’s crew is desperate to defeat me in the primary.

Please give generously, and give online. Every dollar we receive goes right up on the air. We can scale up our radio campaign overnight; we have a new TV campaign ready to go.

With your help, we can win!

Faithfully,

ANDY

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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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