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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.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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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
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com
http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

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.

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

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

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:
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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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin exposes media lies and corruption in Chicago

January 3, 2010

When is Mark Kirk going to withdraw as a U. S. Senate candidate? Kirk’s opponent Andy Martin strips the bark off the sordid sexual history of Kirk, former Speaker Dennis Hastert and the Illinois Republican Party. The homosexual scandal in Republican Party politics is just in its early stages. A major national scandal is about to explode.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin exposes the media lies behind reports involving Patrick Brady

Martin says that local media used a crooked local political leader who supports gay bars and Mark Kirk to attack Martin’s campaign, without telling viewers/listeners/readers the truth

Martin says “If Pat Brady is Mark Kirk’s leading ‘beard,’ the Kirkster will be withdrawing as a candidate”

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 exposes the sordid truth about Republican “leader” Pat Brady

Pat Brady is a Mark Kirk stooge, and a supporter of holding Republican (John McCain) events in gay bars

Why is Pat Brady is attacking Andy Martin, the only conservative candidate for U. S. Senator in Illinois?

Why did the media lie and present a distorted picture of Brady’s role as a Kirk surrogate?

Well, now you know “the rest of the story”

Andy predicts a major national political scandal is about to explode

Andy promises to fight corruption in Washington in both political parties.

(NEW YORK)(January 3, 2010) Last week, Illinois media and some national media reported that Patrick Brady has “disendorsed” my candidacy for U. S. Senator. Brady had absolutely no authority to take the action he released to the media. But Brady’s total lack of power to smear my campaign is only the proverbial “tip of the iceberg.” A major national scandal is about to explode.

Brady’s fraudulent behavior and the way Chicago media responded is a classic example of local media distortion, corruption and incompetence.

Not one of the media reporting Brady’s bogus action reported to viewers/listeners/readers that Brady was one of Mark Kirk’s earliest supporters. Check the facts for yourself:

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=2177

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=2174

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=2053

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=2048

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=2048

Didn’t viewers/listeners/readers have a right to full and fair context? Would the fact that Brady was supporting my opponent have colored their view of the media’s distortions? Once again, you have actual proof positive that local media lie, and local media such as NBC’s Carol Marin try to demonize conservatives.

The advertisement which prompted Mr. Brady to come forward and oppose my campaign concerned Mark Kirk’s homosexual issues.

During the 2008 campaign Mr. Brady, as “John McCain leader for Illinois,” sponsored a “bar event” in “Boystown,” the homosexual neighborhood in Chicago. Would viewers/listeners/readers have liked to know Brady had a history of sponsoring homosexual activity in the Republican Party? You be the judge:

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1134

The one time Mr. Brady ran for office, he attacked his opponent and started a fist fight:

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1876

Mr. Brady has been one of the leading front men of the corrupt bipartisan “Combine” of corruption that controls both Illinois political parties:

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/article_
d6327f06-07c3-5572-a6ac-f84d3c276a1a.html

Mr. Brady has a history of attacking conservative Republicans who fight corruption; Brady asks them to leave the Party:

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/
clout_st/2009/04/illinois-gop-leader-
critical-of-lauzen.html

http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1849

Yes, politics is contentious. But why do Chicago media lie and favor one side in a fight between an extreme liberal (Kirk) and a genuine conservative (Andy Martin)?

Well, now you know the rest of the story.

Not many real Republicans would support a candidate backed by a crooked, violent psychopath like Pat Brady. This is Mark Kirk’s leading supporter? And “beard?” Mark Kirk is not long for the 2010 campaign. When will he withdraw?

The choice on February 2nd is clear: vote no to Kirk, vote no to Brady and vote no to continuing corruption of the Illinois Republican Party by former Speaker Dennis Hastert’s homosexual operatives.

If you want to fight political and moral corruption in Washington,- please vote for me. I am your only hope to get the truth and the only Republican who can stand up to Barack Obama.

MONDAY: Who is John McGovern and what is his connection to Mark Kirk and the “homosexual GOP culture…in Illinois.”

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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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Conservative Republicans defend Andy Martin against media attacks

December 30, 2009

Local media suggest that the corrupt Illinois “Combine” rigged Republican leader Pat Brady’s smear attack on Andy Martin in advance. Do internal polls show Andy Martin winning on February 2nd? Is that what Brady and Mark Kirk are really afraid of?

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
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

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http://www.MarkKirk.us

December 30, 2009

Republicans launch counterattack on Chicago
media’s efforts to smear Andy Martin

Dear Illinois Republican:

You may have heard Pat Brady’s attack on me. Mr. Brady had no authority to use the Illinois Republican Party apparatus to smear primary election candidates. Brady is a formally announced supporter of Mark Kirk. Brady’s organization took $50,000 in cash “hush money” from Kirk.

Both the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune published lurid attacks on me and my advertising yesterday. Most of the content of the articles was outright lies or distortions. But here’s the clincher. Neither reporter made any effort to speak with me.

Likewise, other media published false claims about me. I wonder what they are afraid of? Why do the media lie?

They lie because they do not know any conservative Republicans. They live in a liberal cocoon where anyone who threatens their orthodoxy is smeared with lies and distortions.

But real Republican conservatives are behind me and my campaign to defeat Mark Kirk. That’s what counts on February 2nd.

Republican Chairman Pat Brady is nothing but a stooge of the corrupt “Combine” that controls both political parties in this state. Polling probably shows that I am beating Kirk in the primary. That’s why he attacked me. The Combine is terrified I am winning the primary. Brady’s attack on me confirms I am the most powerful Republican for U. S. Senator. The Combine feared Senator Peter Fitzgerald and destroyed his career. I won’t let the Combine do the same to me.

One writer suggests that Brady’s attack was prepared in advance; Brady was just looking for an excuse to smear my candidacy, all as Kirk’s announced supporter:

http://blogs.vocalo.org/jkaufmann/2009/12/
sun-times-bears-headline-take-that-nominated-
for-worst-headline-of-the-decade/10831

I don’t know who writes Cao’s blog, but has anyone from the media studied that analysis of my ad? Not likely. If you want to read what real Republicans think, read on:

http://caosblog.com/archives/15610#comment-3016045

Here is my posting/response to Cao’s blog:

My radio ad on Mark Kirk is absolutely factually correct. I realize the ad may offend some people, but then Mark Kirk in the U. S. Senate for six years would be even more offensive.

I respect the right of anyone to disagree with me, but I believe that honest campaigns sometimes have to be tough campaigns, when you are running, as I am, against a political fraud such as Mark Kirk. The liberal gay-dominated media in Chicago are promoting Kirk and trying to nominate him by default. They ignore the other candidates. I will not lie down and surrender to liberal media fraud. I am fighting to become a senator, and I will fight for the people of Illinois and the American people as your U. S. Senator in Washington.

The claim by some that my honesty somehow endangers Republicans is complete nonsense. Republican dishonesty is our biggest enemy. We can’t lie to ourselves about Kirk during the primary, and then blame others when the Democrats blow up his campaign next summer. Pat Brady’s hypocrisy is the real enemy of every Republican.

We drop the next “bunker buster” on Mark Kirk on January 6th. Be listening.

Andy Martin
The Real Republican for U. S. Senator

We’re winning. Please join my team and we will roll to victory over Kirk and Brady on February 2nd.

Happy New Year,

Andy Martin

AM:sp

Illinois U. S. Senate primary explodes with Mark Kirk’s dirty tricks

November 13, 2009

Mark Kirk faces defeat and begins desperate campaign to block endorsements for his principal rival Andy Martin. Martin calls Kirk a “de facto Democrat.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk’s Wheeling Township backers are trying to block precinct committeemen from endorsing Andy Martin

Martin says Mark Kirk is afraid to face Andy Martin on a level playing field

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FRIDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says Mark Kirk’s slimy tactics are backfiring

Martin asks “Why is State Chairman Pat Brady not condemning dirty tricks by Mark Kirk supporters? Does Brady support dirty tricks by his own candidates?”

Martin says the Republican Party’s “addiction to dirty tricks and back stabbing” is going to ensure defeat in November, 2010

Martin says it is time for Kirk to join the Democratic Party

Andy Martin demands that Pat Brady “Free Wheeling Township Republicans!”

(CHICAGO)(November 13, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Friday, November 13th to expose efforts by de facto Democrat Mark Kirk to prevent Wheeling Township precinct committeemen from endorsing Martin.

“Mark Kirk is so afraid of my campaign, his supporters in Wheeling Township are trying to rig the endorsement process on November 13th to prevent precinct committeemen from endorsing me,” Martin will state.

“I received the following redacted e-mail:

Prior to the endorsement session, [committeemen] are to hear from each of the competing candidates for the respective major political offices. Republicans of Wheeling Township (“ROWT”) sent invitations to each of the respective candidates.

Apparently, ROWT officials decided not to include Martin on the invite list.

This response was disappointing in that, regardless of ROWT official’s opinions, as a bone-fide candidate, it should be up to the ROWT Precinct Captains to decide whether to support or reject Martin’s candidacy. So, at this Saturday’s endorsement session, Precinct Captains will probably see Martin’s name on the list, but will not have had the opportunity to hear his views as they have the other candidates

“This attempt to rig and fix the endorsement process shows that the Republican Party is crooked-to-the-core,” Martin says. “Pat Brady is asleep at the switch. Or is Brady encouraging efforts to bogus-up ‘endorsements’ for Kirk that lock out other candidates? Brady has ‘endorsed’ Kirk. A conflict of interest?

“When will the jokers who support Kirk learn that rigging endorsements and fixing the process to prevent committeemen from endorsing me will not save the little critter from certain defeat in November, 2010? Kirk is not electable statewide in Illinois.

“Kirk should do the right thing and join the Democrats. His attempts at a ‘90-day makeover’ as a ‘conservative’ are sad. The man is an embarrassment to himself. Kirk can’t put on lipstick and claim he has become a ‘red stater.’ He can’t deny his extreme liberal voting record.

“Let’s look at Kirk’s peculiar campaign behavior:

“Kirk recently released a ‘poll’ showing he was beating his ‘opponents,’ and left my name off his ‘poll’. Obviously, in Kirk’s own polls I was defeating him, so he tried to hide that fact by leaving out my name. Nice try, Markie.

“Now Kirk is trying to prevent Wheeling Township Committeemen from endorsing my campaign as the only genuine alternative to Kirk’s left-wing travesty. Kirk is so out of touch with reality he thinks his transparent dirty tricks will succeed. They won’t.

“Kirk’s own polls show me beating him; that is why he is trying to fix the Republican Party primary process. Kirk purchased Pat Brady’s loyalty and the so-called ‘State Central Committee’s’ loyalty with his fifty thousand pieces of silver, his $50,000 bribe to the state organization.

“Kirk loves to pass out bogus ‘endorsement’ sheets claiming people have endorsed his candidacy when they have not done so. Prominent among Kirk’s false claims was an ‘endorsement’ from Kirk Dillard. But Senator Dillard denies endorsing Kirk. If Mark Kirk is a liar on the small stuff, how can anyone trust him on the big issues? Oh, I forgot, we can’t trust Kirk on anything. One day he’s ‘for,’ and the next day he’s ‘against.’

“No one has to take my word for my electoral strength in the primary. Mark Kirk is trying to rig the wheeling Township endorsement to prevent committeemen from endorsing me. Kirk is running a ‘scorched earth’ campaign to save himself from defeat. His dirty tricks are going to boomerang on him from one end of the state to the other. Kirk is the ‘Combine Candidate,’ a Daley Machine confection that is addicted to corruption and dirty tricks, and to undermining the Republican Party.

“I call on Pat Brady to condemn Kirk’s dirty tricks and ‘Free Wheeling Township Republicans’ so they can endorse my candidacy for U. S. Senator and send Mark Kirk a message he doesn’t want to hear: Join the Democrats, Markie; that’s where you belong. Stop running away from your voting record and face reality. Ask your butt boy Rahm Emanuel for a job with Obama. They love ya.”

November 9th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Friday, November 13, 2009 3:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Wheeling Township supporters of Mark Kirk are trying to prevent precinct committeemen from endorsing Andy Martin

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin offers victims of Patrick Hughes free assistance

November 10, 2009

Martin says Pat Hughes is a disgrace to the Republican Party. Martin is preparing to confront so-called “Christian leaders” for supporting Hughes’ disastrous campaign.

Andy Martin offers “victims of Patrick Hughes” free assistance at State Board of Elections

Andy Martin is a “Defender of Democracy”

Martin says Pat Hughes is a disgrace to the Republican Party, says refusal of state leaders to denounce Hughes is an embarrassment

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

30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Incompetent candidate Pat Hughes flubs his nominating petition filing, then tries to attack other candidates as an antidote for his own incompetence

Andy Martin condemns Patrick Hughes for “dirty tricks” against Senate candidates Robert Zadek, Tom Luna

Martin offers “victims of Hughes” free assistance

Martin prepares to ask so-called Christian leaders to withdraw their support of Hughes.

(CHICAGO)(November 10, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin condemned Patrick Hughes for attacking other senate candidates. Tuesday Martin offered free assistance to candidates who are being attacked by Hughes at the State Board of Elections.

During the 2004 election cycle, Martin assisted Norm Hill at the State Board of Elections and secured a place on the statewide primary ballot for Hill.

“I am not a practicing attorney,” Andy Martin says, “just a humble law professor. But the State Board of Elections rules allow me to assist candidates whose petitions are attacked. The action of Patrick Hughes, ‘chumbolone candidate for senator,’ in attacking two other senate candidates, is disgraceful.

“State Chairman Pat Brady said he was against dirty tricks, but Brady is curiously silent in the face of Hughes’ antics. It looks as though Brady is selectively enforcing his ‘rules’ for honest campaign conduct.

“Hughes may be the stupidest and most incompetent candidate in recent history. First Hughes bragged that he wanted to file ‘last,’ to be in last place on the ballot. Then Hughes’ campaign flubbed his petition filing, losing last place and creating new drama over fouled-up petitions and confused status. Is this guy for real, or what?

“When Hughes fumbled his own strategy after bragging what a genius he was, Monday he tried to correct his mistake by attacking two other candidates who filed for senator after him. Hughes’ behavior is a disgrace to the entire Republican Party. The only petition challenges that were apparently filed at the statewide level in the Republican Party were filed by Hughes, who did not even vote in a Republican primary until 2008! What a jerk.

“My staff is preparing action to confront so-called ‘Christian leaders’ who endorsed Hughes in a smoke-filled room last summer. Initially there were nine (9) conspirators, but they had shrunk to six (6) by October. Any so-called ‘Christian’ or ‘family leaders’ that continue to endorse a candidate such as Hughes, who engages in campaign dirty tricks, disgrace Christ and disgrace his or her pro-family organization. We will have more to say on this topic Wednesday.

“Radio personality Sandy Rios should also reconsider her support for a malicious candidate such as Hughes. Hughes makes Rios look bad.

“In the meantime, I offer my services for free to any statewide candidate who was attacked by Hughes. Norm Hill is a very satisfied ‘client;’ we got him on the ballot in 2004.

“I would rather the Hughes victims hire a private attorney if they can afford it. But if not, my services are pro bono. Free. I am a believer in democracy and a ‘Defender of Democracy.’

“Hughes did not even have the guts to own up to his dirty deeds. He used a senior citizen in Lake County, Raymond True, as a straw man. When my campaign takes any action, my name is on the line. I don’t use senior citizens as straw men to conceal my agenda. It looks like Raymond True of Lake County is a dupe of Patrick Hughes. People can trust me to stand behind my campaign. I don’t hide behind straw men, third parties and subterfuges.

“Republican voters can trust my name on the state ballot.

“I believe that candidates who spent months slogging across the state, and months collecting signatures, should be allowed to run. I don’t think a sleazy attorney such as Pat Hughes should be allowed to rig the electoral process to remove his opponents with spurious challenges because he afraid to face them at the ballot box. Patrick Hughes is an enemy of Christians, an enemy of Republicans and an enemy of democracy,” Martin said.

Martin is contacting Robert Zadek and Thomas Luna to offer his free services at the State Board if either man needs assistance defending against Patrick Hughes’ petition attacks.

“What Patrick Hughes did was not the Christian thing to do. Why are his so-called ‘Christian leader’ supporters so silent? Jesus would spit on them for their gross hypocrisy.”
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes should withdraw

October 17, 2009

Martin says Hughes has repeatedly violated the Illinois Republican Party’s Campaign Code of Conduct

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes’ habitual misconduct mandates that Hughes withdraw as a senate candidate

Martin asks Illinois Republican leader Pat Brady to have a “man to man” with Hughes about Hughes’ chronic violations of the Party’s Campaign Code of Conduct

(CHICAGO)(October 17, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, October 19th to demand that Hinsdale “chumbolone attorney” Patrick Hughes withdraw as a candidate because he has repeatedly lied to the Republican Party and People of Illinois.

Martin is asking Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady to “counsel” Hughes to withdraw (see letter below) because Hughes has repeatedly violated the Illinois Republican Party Campaign Code of Conduct:
http://www.digitalvictorycms.com/_uploaded/347054-IRPCodeofCampaignConduct.pdf
October 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

WHEN:

Monday, October 19, 2009 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
says that Patrick Hughes must withdraw as candidate because he lied to the Republican Party. Martin says lying is unacceptable.

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

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

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http://www.MarkKirk.us

October 19, 2009

Pat Brady, Chairman
Illinois Republican Party
205 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60606
via fax (312) 201-0181

Re: Pat Hughes violates Illinois Campaign Code of Conduct

Dear Pat:

None of us is perfect in life, and all of us have flaws. We all make occasional mistakes and misstatements. My opponents, for example, like to attack me for things I allegedly said twenty-five years ago. They can’t find anything more current to criticize. So I am writing this letter not as someone who is perfect, but as a candidate who always tries hard to do the right thing.

Pat Hughes is becoming a major embarrassment to the Republican Party, not just to himself.

The Illinois Republican Party has adopted a Campaign Code of Conduct. That Code is biding on “all candidates seeking the Republican nomination for federal,…office.”

Hughes lied when he said Mike Ditka had “endorsed” him as a candidate. Ditka, who is beloved by many in Illinois including me, was forced to disown and repudiate Hughes’ untrue claim.

Hughes lied again when he said Ditka was serving on Hughes’ Finance Committee. Ditka disowned and repudiated that statement as well.

What makes Pat Hughes lie, and lie over and over again? Is it because he has no record of political or public accomplishments, and feels compelled to lie about imaginary endorsements? I don’t have the answer. Do you?

You were in Springfield with me on August 29th when Hughes said he had “$400,000” in financial commitments. The money vanished. The obvious implication: Hughes lied again.

How can Republicans seriously consider a habitual liar for a statewide nomination?

Hughes also created an ongoing ruckus when he bribed so-called “Christian leaders” to secretly endorse his candidacy. He lured other, unsuspecting, candidates to bogus “forums” which were nothing more than a sham created to endorse Hughes and no one else. Another violation of the Code: “I will not undertake or condone any dishonest…”

Hughes recently asked two victims of his campaign fraud to
“withdraw” as candidates. He didn’t pick the candidates with
the lowest public support. He singled out the African-American
candidates and demanded they withdraw. What a way to run for
office: lying to the public and attacking African-Americans.
That violated the “full and equal participation in the electoral
process” provision of the Code.

You need to have a man-to-man talk with Hughes and ask him to
avoid any further embarrassment to the Republican Party. He
needs to step down to spend more time with his family. And maybe
a therapist.

We are the Party of Lincoln, and we are the party with a long
tradition of honest government. None of us is perfect, and I
I would be the last one to throw the first stone. But
neither I nor you can blind ourselves to Hughes habitual lying.
It’s out there for everyone to see.

How can any “Christian” support a candidate who habitually bears “false witness?”

You are an attorney, and I am a former adjunct professor of law. Hughes is also an attorney, though based on his current behavior you have to wonder what kind of an attorney he was. Attorneys are held to a higher standard than lay persons.

When an attorney who is seeking public office blatantly lies
about nonexistent endorsements he gives the legal profession a bad reputation. That is why it is imperative that you, as state party Chairman, take decisive action to bring down Pat Hughes’
embarrassing charade as a candidate. In a twist on the timeless words of Joe Louis, Hughes can “run,” but he can’t hide–from his own lies.

Ultimately, if you say and do nothing to stop Hughes, he makes you look bad. Enough said.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY

AM:sp
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin becomes downstate Illinois Republican leader by default

October 9, 2009

Martin’s campaign offers to assist local Republican Parties recruit a full slate of Illinois General Assembly candidates.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin slams Illinois Republican leaders for failing to field a full slate of legislative candidates

Martin says Champaign County’s vacant 52nd District Illinois Senate seat is “disgraceful”

Martin claims “effective control” of the downstate Republican Party and offers to assist in candidate searches and “just about anything else that will help Republicans recruit, regroup and reorganize for 2010”

Martin campaigns in Champaign, Friday, October 9th

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

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FRIDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN URBANA

Andy Martin says that statewide Illinois Republican leaders are incompetent and ineffective

Martin says leadership of downstate Republicans is
”up for grabs” and he claims the position

Martin offers to help downstate counties recruit candidates so the party can offer a full legislative slate in 2010

Martin calls the failure to fill the 52nd senate District seat an example of “abominable leadership”

(CHAMPAIGN-URBANA)(October 9, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold an Urbana news conference today, October 9th to slam “incompetent and ineffective statewide Republican Party leadership.”

In a letter to State Party Chairman Pat Brady and Illinois Senate leader Christine Radogno, Martin says the failure to actively recruit a candidate for the 52nd Illinois Senate District is pathetic. The Republican Party is a classic example of a dying institution, Martin charges, due to the mendacity of the party’s statewide leadership.

“I saw Tom Kacich’s column on the vacant 52nd district and I said to myself ‘What are Brady and Radogno doing, if they are not recruiting a full slate of candidates?’ That’s the first duty of a party leader. How do they expect to win the 2010 election with vacant districts?” Martin asks.

“In over forty years of political involvement I have never seen more worthless political leadership. Other than trying to undermine my campaign, I fail to see that state party leaders are doing anything to rebuild the downstate counties. Last year they left a congressional seat vacant.

“I am claiming effective working control and leadership of the downstate Republican Party. In an open letter to downstate Republicans I offer to help them recruit candidates and do whatever else they ask me to do. I will do whatever downstate Republicans ask me to do. We need to field a full slate of candidates. We need to organize for victory, not just count our chickens before they hatch.

“I hate to quote Woody Allen, but he did say ‘Eighty percent of success is showing up.’ How can we be successful as a party if we do not show up with a full slate of candidates?

“The Daley Machine always fields a full slate of candidates, even in hopelessly Republican areas. As a result, the Machine continues to erode Republican strength in suburban areas and exert a stranglehold over the city. A properly led Republican Party would have a candidate for every state legislative district across the state, period.

“I have a downstate background, and I enjoy working with downstaters. Downstate has been abandoned by the Chicago-based Republican Party leadership. I know Illinois begins at Interstate 80; it doesn’t end there as some Republicans believe. My campaign’s resources are available to downstate Republicans for any assistance they deem appropriate.”

Martin will also discuss his high-speed rail proposal (see http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com) that was formally launched in Carbondale last week, as well as extend his congratulations to the UI Board of Trustees for selecting Stan Ikenberry as interim president.

Martin is a 1969 graduate of the U. I. College of law.

October 8th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, Lorado Taft Alma Mater statute, corner of Green and Wright Streets, Urbana

WHEN:

Friday, October 9, 2009 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin claims effective control of the downstate Republican Party and vows to push for a “full slate” of legislative candidates. Martin will also address the appointment of Stan Ikenberry as interim president, as well as commenting on his high-speed rail proposal.

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

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

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http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
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http://www.MarkKirk.us

October 9, 2009

Pat Brady, Chairman
Illinois Republican Chairman
205 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60606
via fax (312) 201-0181

with copy to:

Hon. Christine Radogno
Illinois Senate Leader (Rep.)
410 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
via fax (630) 243-0808

Re: 52nd Illinois Senate District

Dear Pat and Christine:

The 52nd Illinois senate district is a winnable Republican seat. Yet local media perceive no active efforts on your part to fill this vacancy. Why?

The first duty of party leaders is to field a full slate of candidates. Or, as Woody Allen says, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Even a “good year” in 2010 will be meaningless if we fail to field a full slate of candidates.

The future of the people of Illinois is in jeopardy. If Democrats get to redistrict, the Republican Party will become a tiny minority.

I have watched the Daley Machine erode Republican strength in Cook County. It has taken decades, but the Machine is making steady inroads with every election. The Machine fields candidates in every district, not just the winnable ones. Republicans need to do the same. Every General Assembly district should have a Republican candidate. Two weeks before petitioning ends, nothing is being done to fill slates. That is inadequate leadership.

As near as I can tell, you have virtually abandoned the downstate areas. That is why I am offering to fill the gap. I am offering my campaign resources to local downstate areas. Local leaders still need the benefit of statewide resources. My campaign will make them available.

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance. In the meantime, I would like to see the 52nd district seat filled with a Republican candidate before petitioning ends.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY

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October 9, 2009

Dear Illinois Republican:

2010 could be good year for Illinois Republicans. Maybe. We can’t win if we don’t show up. The 52nd Illinois Senate District (I am a candidate for U. S. Senator, not Illinois Senate) has no Republican candidate. The 52nd is a long-time Republican seat. Why forfeit?

Normally U. S. Senate candidates do not provide resources to local campaigns. But in view of the moribund state of Republican leadership, my campaign is available to serve downstate areas, in fact any areas of the state.

We will do whatever you ask us to do. Together, let’s set a goal to have a Republican file for every seat in the General Assembly, both Senate and House, even in overwhelmingly Democratic areas.

If you need my campaign’s help, just ask. Together we can recruit candidates, and regroup and rebuild the Illinois Republican Party. If the so-called “state party leaders” won’t pay attention to downstate communities, I will.

Pick up the phone. Let’s start working together. Let’s be prepared for victory in 2010, not just expecting a windfall.

Sincerely,

ANDY

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