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ANDY MARTIN: The next “Massachusetts Message” will be in the Illinois Republican U. S. Senate primary

January 20, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin works overnight to produce new advertising “nationalizing” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary on February 2nd. Martin, known for the Republican Party’s hardest-hitting advertising, is scheduled to produce a new “national” ad Wednesday, January 20th. The anti-Obama ad will start airing across the state Friday, January 22nd. Martin is expanding his fundraising operation to seek contributions nationally in order to defeat the corrupt Illinois Republican Party establishment.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says he will “nationalize” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary

Martin’s advertising operation is working overnight to produce a new anti-Obama, anti-Kirk ad on Wednesday, January 20th

Martin is developing a national fundraising strategy to carry his message to Illinois voters

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says his advertising team is working “overnight” to produce a new “national” advertising commercial on Wednesday

Martin says that his anti-Obama advertising will start airing statewide on January 22nd

Martin’s advertising agency has a reputation for producing hard-hitting commercials based on original research

Martin’s statewide campaign is “surging” as rival candidates fall by the wayside

(CHICAGO)(January 20, 2010) “Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, January 20th seeking to “nationalize” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary and capitalize on the “Massachusetts Message.”

“We are working all night to produce new advertising on Wednesday that will carry forward Scott Brown’s ‘Massachusetts Message,’” Martin says. “We are tailoring the anti-Obama advertising to a more conservative Illinois Republican primary electorate.

“Our studies of the WLS-TV Channel 7 debate found that Republican voters appreciated my ‘tough’ message. They saw a fighter on TV, not a patsy for liberal media hatchet-men. Our new campaign slogan: ‘Illinois Tough.’

“Without getting into all of our psychographic analysis, we have seen a palpable change on the campaign trail: the more the leftist media attack me, the warmer the Republican Party response. The more the Chicago Republican Party establishment attacks me and supports my opponent, the stronger I become.

“Tuesday evening we received an extraordinarily warm welcome from Winnebago County Republicans. Downstate Republicans know I do my best to attend every downstate function I can. I am the ‘downstate’ Republican candidate for United States Senator.

“The dynamics of the U. S. Senate primary have shifted radically since the WLS-TV debate. One candidate who boycotted the debate lost ground. One candidate who appeared was discredited. As we enter the final days of the campaign, all of my rivals are losing ground. We are gaining.

“In Washington I will partner with Senator Scott Brown to stop the Obama agenda. Republicans want progress. Republicans want reform. I am a reformer and a corruption fighter. But we oppose Barack Obama’s radical agenda: cap and trade taxes, higher income taxes, abortion, gun control, Internet restrictions and a myriad of other extreme proposals Obama is trying to force on the American people. ‘National security’ has become an oxymoron under Obama.

“Illinois Republicans are realizing I have been Barack Obama’s most formidable opponent since my appearance on Sean Hannity’s show in 2008 (got to http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com to see the 2008 video). They sense that Obama is scared of me. They can see I am not afraid of Obama. My ‘secret weapon’ is the biased liberal media that attack me and distort my campaign. Republicans love that I fight back.

“Wednesday we are producing a new ‘national’ advertising campaign. Friday we start airing the campaign across the State of Illinois. February 2nd I will stage an upset victory, win the U. S. Senate nomination and turn politics in this country upside-down. I made this promise on December 28th and step-by-step we are implementing the plan.

“We have an organized and disciplined campaign strategy to win the Republican Party nomination and stun the corrupt Republican Party establishment in Illinois,” Martin says. “My primary campaign will now morph into a ‘national’ campaign to join Senator-elect Scott Brown in defeating the Obama agenda.

“Because we have our own in-house advertising agency, we can react literally overnight. Wednesday we produce; Friday we air.”

http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=11849000

Martin will be in New York Thursday and Friday for radio and TV network interviews.

Martin’s campaign accepts contributions online at http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

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January 20th news conference details:

WHO:

“Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:00 P.M.

WHAT:

“Illinois Tough” Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin moves to “nationalize” the Illinois U. S. Senate primary with advertising attacks on Barack Obama. Martin is nationally known for creating the Republican Party’s hardest-hitting advertising.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

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

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

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

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

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

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

January 19, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCES IN ROCKFORD AND LAKE FOREST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

January 19th Lake Forest news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329
WEBSITE:
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-MAIL:
AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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

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

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

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

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

January 19, 2010

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

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

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 19th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

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

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

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

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

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Andy Martin “follows the flag” at the Winnebago County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner

January 19, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ADVISORY ON UPCOMING MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andy Martin holds an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force Reserves. He did not serve on active duty.
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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

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

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

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

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

January 18, 2010

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

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

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

Martin exposed Hughes as a fraud in Channel 7 debate

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

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

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Chicago News Conference Wednesday: “Bunker Buster” coming for Illinois’ Channel 7 debate

January 13, 2010

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

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY: MARTIN BLASTS KIRK

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 13th news conference and media availability details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

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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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010.

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

January 13, 2010

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

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

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
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http://www.MarkKirk.us

January 13, 2009

Dear Friend,

Just a short note with some campaign updates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes,

ANDY

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

January 12, 2010

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

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

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

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

Kirk’s “default” is unprecedented in American politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You’re Invited

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

For Precinct Committeemen and Spouses

To Meet Congressman Mark Kirk, Candidate for United States Senate

Thursday, January 14, 2009

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

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

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

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

Mark Kirk called a military imposter

January 8, 2010

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

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

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

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

ATTENTION: DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEWS CONFERENCE LOCATIONS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH

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

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

Mark Kirk may face criminal charges in Navy fraud probe

January 8, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Illinois Chairman Pat Brady has destroyed the Republican Party and destroyed Mark Kirk by trying to rig the 2010 primary in Kirk’s favor. Martin blames Brady’s character assassination and dirty tricks for the negative campaign which has been generated by Brady’s underhanded leadership. Martin notes he warned Brady months ago to stop the dirty tricks, and Brady only increased his improper activity. Brady has endorsed Kirk, and Kirk has given the state party $50,000. Martin is preparing to “dial up” his attacks on Kirk with Bunker Buster ads #3 and #4.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk is being destroyed by Republican Chairman Pat Brady

Martin says that Kirk has allowed Brady to conduct a crooked primary on Kirk’s behalf, and the result has been a total disaster for 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin says Pat Brady’s attempts to demonize and destroy Andy Martin have resulted in a blowback campaign which is destroying and demonizing Kirk

(CHICAGO)(January 7, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin told a Chicago news conference Thursday evening, January 7th that he has filed charges against Mark Kirk with the Secretary of the Navy.

Martin’s accusations follow this release. Martin’s allegations involve both possible criminal conduct by Kirk and a “don’t ask, don’t tell” suggestion to the Navy Secretary. Martin expects Kirk to leave the Navy shortly to avoid investigation.

Martin blamed Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady for the dirty campaign that has developed.

“For the last year, Andy McKenna and Pat Brady have been sticking it to me with dirty campaign tactics and dirty politics. Well, now I am sticking it back to Brady and Mark Kirk. Brady endorsed Kirk and has tried to make the Republican Party an extension of Kirk’s campaign. Kirk in turn played the sleazy old Illinois game of ‘pay-to-play’ by trying to purchase the nomination with a $50,000 cash donation to the Party.

“For example, Brady locked me out of the Party’s ‘Voter Vault’ while giving McKenna and Kirk access. I was forced to waste time on lawsuits to obtain basic information. We are still in court. Kirk supporters tried to have me arrested at the State Fair. Someone has to be held accountable for these abuses.

“Brady smeared me on December 28th, but has never questioned or challenged Republican McCain majordomo Kevin DuJan who published a ‘secret plan’ by the Democratic Party to defeat Kirk through homosexual innuendos. Why was I ‘bizarre’ when the Republican Party was winning and dining DuJan, whose attacks on Kirk were much more graphic?

“Once again, Brady has proven to be a corrupt and—worse—incompetent leader. He tried to rig the dice in Kirk’s favor and only achieved a collapse of the casino.

“Last week, Brady tried to demonize and destroy me and to define my 40 years of honorable service to the people of Illinois through the warped prism of Brady’s support for Mark Kirk. I am compelled to destroy Kirk in return. I fight fire with fire.

“Kirk has constantly demonized Chicagoans as ‘goons’ and ‘thugs.’ Well this Chicagoan is going to give Kirk a beatdown he will never forget.

“I did not think there could be a worse state chairman than Andy McKenna. Brady proved me wrong. Brady is worse than McKenna. Instead of running a fair primary and treating all candidates equally, so we could come together after the primary, Brady has tried to load the dice in Kirk’s favor. In the process he has orchestrated the political death of Mark Kirk.

“If Brady wants to publicly apologize to me for his personal attacks on December 28th, and withdraw his claims, and promise to ‘sin no more,’ I am open to settlement negotiations. Otherwise, the demolition and destruction of Mark Kirk will proceed.” Martin stated. “Kirk is being demolished by his supporters.

“They have a chance to apologize and make amends, or they have the opportunity to ensure that Kirk comes out of the primary totally devastated as a person. The choice is theirs. My phone is working.

“This I know. If Brady does not apologize, the senate campaign is going to get worse before it gets better. We have all the Bunker Busters we need to bomb Mark Kirk into political oblivion, and we intend to use as many as we need to accomplish that mission.”

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

Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
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January 7, 2010

Secretary Ray Mabus
Office of the Secretary of the Navy
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000
via IG fax (202) 433-2613,
NCIS fax (202) 433-9242

Re: Mark Steven Kirk, USNR

Dear Secretary Mabus:

I wish to file a two-part complaint against Mark Steven Kirk.

First, I wish to formally lodge a “don’t ask, don’t tell” complaint against Mr. Kirk. Although Mr. Kirk denies that he is a homosexual, the entire gay media world says that Kirk is gay. I find it hard to believe such a large and informed sampling of public opinion is wrong.

In addition, Mr. Kirk allowed the pedophilia of Mark Foley to continue in the House of Representatives for many years. Although there does not appear to be a clinical connection between homosexuality and pedophilia, the existence of potential multiple systems disorders may reflect a cumulative impact on Mr. Kirk’s personality structure.

Second, I am fully aware, as you should be, of federal criminal laws which prohibit the use of Navy property and facilities for political campaigns. What Mr. Kirk has been doing for years is claiming he is on “reserve” status and heading for a Navy facility, where he claims to be “serving” instead of merely being on a congressional junket. Kirk claims to have fought in several wars, though I doubt he has ever been actively assigned to a combat area (he may have been in a generic “war zone” but not everyone in a war zone is in a combatant area).

What do Navy records reflect about Kirk’s service and whereabouts, in comparison with what he has claimed in his political campaigns? Voters and media have a right to know.

When a candidate for federal office makes an issue of his Navy service, the Navy cannot cover-up conflicting or contradictory records. How did Kirk get to Afghanistan this month? His travel records are obviously readily available and totally unprivileged materials. Please release all of them on FRIDAY, January 8th.

What did Kirk do there? Who guarded him? Where did he stay? These are questions that are put in play by Mr. Kirk’s pre-programmed political speeches which he scheduled prior to leaving the country and which he is now delivering after his return from a “combat” zone.

I have asked Mr. Kirk to waive any privacy rights he may have and he has refused. Kirk wants to have it both ways, making exaggerated claims that he is “fighting” while barring any public access to actual Navy records which document his presence overseas. This legerdemain must stop.

Most respectfully I demand that you take personal command of this scandal and personally see to the release of the full record of Mr. Kirk’s alleged most recent trip to Afghanistan. I want no more double-talk and delays in releasing documents from the Navy. The Navy is aiding and abetting Kirk in perpetrating a military masquerade.

Kirk has effectively waived any privacy issues by making a big political issue of his “fighting for freedom in Afghanistan” today, and repeatedly using Navy photographs in his campaign materials. Personally, I doubt Kirk was anywhere near hostilities. Kirk cannot be allowed to use his status as a Navy officer as a prop to campaign for political office. His behavior is disgraceful, and most likely criminal.

This is not the first time Kirk has used DOD premises for political promotion. This abuse of the Navy and DOD must STOP. Serving in the reserves is intended to enhance the service, not to provide a platform for masquerading military pretenders such as Kirk to drop in on Navy facilities “on active duty” for the purpose of having Navy photographers take pictures for use in his political brochures and pamphlets.

I respectfully request that you immediately do the following:

1. I ask that you immediately release all Navy Department records concerning Kirk’s latest trip to Afghanistan, and all prior trips as well since 2001 when Kirk entered the U. S. House. Do so this WEEK. Voters have a right to the truth about Kirk. NOW. His travel appears to have been a series of transparently political junkets and did not involve any material “active duty” whatsoever.

2. I ask that you open a “don’t ask, don’t tell” investigation. There is sufficient circumstantial evidence to support an independent investigation by the Navy.

3. I ask that you notify the U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia of Mr. Kirk’s apparent criminal activity. The claim that Kirk is on active duty as he flies around foreign bases, when he is in fact only politically profiteering at taxpayer expense and with the Navy’s connivance, active or passive, is criminal behavior.

The hundreds of thousands of brave patriots who serve Americans in uniform are being used by Mr. Kirk as his political props. He has done this over and over again in the past. Now that I am his opponent I intend to stop this use, misuse and abuse of uniformed service personnel to support Mr. Kirk’s personal political campaigning.

Mr. Kirk should be separated from the service at the earliest opportunity consistent with due process of law.

Please feel free to contact me.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

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