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Chicago News Conference: Andy Martin calls Pat Hughes “disgraceful” candidate

January 30, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin responds to a request by so-called “pro-family” leaders to withdraw by suggesting that their candidate, Patrick Hughes, be the one to exit the senate primary. Martin ridicules “Imperial” Hughes for paying a personal chauffer $10,000 while running out of money to pay for broadcast advertising. “This man is going to ‘balance the budget,’” Andy asks. “Hughes can’t even manage his own campaign budget.”

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Saturday January 30th

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

Martin says that Hughes has run a “disgraceful, disingenuous and dishonorable” campaign

Martin says Hughes’ “$10,000 chauffer” was emblematic of a ridiculous 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 SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin calls on Patrick Hughes to withdraw as a senate candidate after Hughes’ “disgraceful, disingenuous and dishonorable” campaign

Martin notes Hughes spent a half million dollars of campaign funds on luxuries such as a $10,000 chauffer but never aired a single broadcast ad

Martin says Hughes fraudulent list of “endorsements” this week was a disgrace to the political process

(CHICAGO)(January 30, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Saturday, January 30th to ridicule Patrick Hughes’ latest request that other candidates withdraw in favor of Hughes. Martin will counter that Hughes has run a “disgraceful and dishonorable” campaign and should himself withdraw.

“From the first day Hughes announced, Patrick Hughes has been lying, dissembling, misrepresenting and exaggerating his resources to Illinois Republicans,” Martin will state. “Having offered Illinoisans and campaign contributors a pack of lies, it is Mr. Hughes himself who should withdraw.

“His campaign has now run out of cash without ever running any broadcast advertising.

“On August 20th when he announced as a candidate, Hughes said he had ‘commitments’ of $400,000. He never even raised a large fraction of that amount. At the gitgo, Hughes was lying. There were no ‘commitments.’

“Hughes spent six months exaggerating, and running a grossly incompetent campaign. Hughes had no money for broadcast advertising but found $10,000 in campaign cash for a personal chauffer:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-hughes-senate-campaign-spends.html

“Hughes was the ‘imperial’ candidate, driving around the state with his chauffer while being unable to raise funds or rouse supporters.

“Hughes said Mike Ditka was on his Finance Committee. Ditka never served on any such committee. Hughes did manage to extort a lukewarm ‘endorsement’ out of Ditka after Ditka was embarrassed by his own confusion and malapropism.

“During the past few days, Hughes has cemented his status as one of the most dishonest candidates in Illinois political history. He falsely claimed that some Republican Party officials had endorsed him. They denied Hughes’ claim:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-hughes-senate-campaign.html

“Throughout Hughes six-month charade, so-called ‘pro-family’ poseurs have encouraged and endorsed Hughes after every embarrassment and disaster. But these so-called leaders never generated any significant financial support for Hughes.

“Hughes has been a world-class namedropper. He shamelessly drops the names of State House Republican leader Tom Cross and State Senator Kirk Dillard. He claimed that Richard Perle was his ‘adviser’ but Perle never appeared anywhere to confirm that fact. He claimed to have the endorsement of talk show hosts, but in one case that endorsement (Mark Levin) disappeared from the radio host’s web site. None of these people hosted a fundraiser or did anything commensurate with Hughes claims of ‘support and endorsement.’ The only person Hughes has not claimed an endorsement from Lady Gaga.

“Sadly, Hughes proved himself to be a complete chumbolone. Everyone took him to the cleaners. He hired a $10,000 ‘chauffer.’ He paid out tens of thousands of dollars in staff salaries. But he never aired a single broadcast ad. Instead, he ran a handful of cable TV advertisements as a face-saving gesture.

“Hughes promised Jack Roeser he would dump Paul Caprio, but failed to do so. Caprio collected another check from Hughes in the recent financial forms. Roeser’s own mascots, John Biver and Doug Ibendahl, have shamelessly promoted Hughes. For what?

“Illinois Review? The ‘Crossroads of the Chumbolone Community?’ The IR weenies have been in overdrive over Hughes.

“I am the only candidate who can stand up to Barack Obama. I am the only candidate who has stood up to the crooked Republican Party leadership in Illinois and exposed Mark Kirk as a military masquerader and worse.

“Unlike Hughes, who has been badgering his opponents to withdraw for months, with a conspicuous lack of success, I would never ask another candidate to withdraw.

“When this primary is over, the false prophets of the so-called pro-family movement need to do some deep soul-searching about their misguided role in the primary. They met in secret last summer to endorse Hughes, after cash changed hands. They took their Thirty Pieces of Silver and delivered their endorsements. Phyllis Schlafly did not even know she had endorsed Hughes, raising a cloud over her own mental competence to be a leader of Illinois voters from a residence in Missouri. I could go on, but you get the point.

“Hughes greased palms from Chicago to Washington, and it got him nothing but a lot of empty promises and hollow endorsements.

“We still have time to unify against Kirk, and to work on a united basis against the Democrats. If voters want to join me, I am prepared to lead,” Martin will state. “Hughes is no leader. He proved to be the Sad Sack of the so-called pro-family movement.”
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Andy Martin
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611-4723

January 28, 2010

Dear Mr. Martin,

As leaders of many of the pro-family groups in this state, we want to thank you for your willingness to put your personal life on hold in order to run for Senate. We know it is a sacrifice and we are grateful to you for that.

We have a common purpose. We all love our country and our state and are concerned about the moral and fiscal chaos we’ve seen at home and in the nation’s capitol. We are certain your motivation to get in this race was to change that.

But we ask you now to consider doing something difficult in the best interest of the state and the nation. Patrick Hughes is the only conservative candidate who has enough support to beat the very liberal and well-funded Mark Kirk. Even if we can unite conservative voters in the state, it will still be an uphill battle. But it is certain that Mark Kirk will prevail if all current candidates remain in the race.

We implore you to drop out of the race and throw your support behind Patrick Hughes as soon as possible. We are asking Kathleen Thomas, Judge Don Lowery and John Arrington to do the same. As it stands now, we will be doomed to yet another Democratic victory in the fall if we don’t have a strong conservative candidate to face them in November. Voters will stay home if Mark Kirk wins.

If you will do this, we as family leaders in the state will remember your demonstration of selflessness in this race in the future.

If you can respond to this letter, we will send out a press release praising you for this move. Voters won’t forget what you did.

With respect….sincerely,

Phyllis Schlafly Founder and President of Eagle Forum*
David Smith Director of the Illinois Family Institute*
Sandy Rios President of Culture Campaign*
Ralph Rivera Director of Illinois Citizens for Life PAC*
Bob Van Den Bosch Founder of Concerned Christian Americans*

*Organizations and titles for the purposes of identification only

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January 30th 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:

Saturday, January 30th 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls on his opponent Patrick Hughes to withdraw after Hughes’ “disgraceful, disingenuous and dishonorable campaign”

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
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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)
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Obama drops homosexual rights “bomb” on the Illinois primary

January 28, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010

All Aboard! Andy Martin whistle-stops across Illinois

January 28, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHAT:

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

#1 WHERE AND WHEN:

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

#2 WHERE AND WHEN:

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

#3 WHERE AND WHEN:

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

#4 WHERE AND WHEN:

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

#5 WHERE AND WHEN:

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

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

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

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

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

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329
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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“Illinois Tough” U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin heads to Rockford

January 19, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCES IN ROCKFORD AND LAKE FOREST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

January 19th Lake Forest news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

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

WHAT:

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

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

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

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Andy Martin “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:
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© 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.

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2010
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Did Senator Jim DeMint encourage Tea Party corruption in Illinois?

December 31, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says sleazy politicians have gained control over Illinois Tea Party organizations

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Senator Jim DeMint has encouraged corruption of the “Tea Party” movement in Illinois

Martin says that sleazy Illinois politicians such as Patrick Hughes have bribed and cajoled Tea Party “leaders”

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 says that Patrick Hughes may be engaged in “wholesale violations of federal election laws”

Martin says the Tea Party movement in Illinois has been thoroughly corrupted by self-interest and insider deal-making

“The ‘citizens’ movement’ died in less than a year,” Martin says.

Martin is welcoming supporters of other senate candidates to join his surging campaign, but “no pay-to-play is involved; either they join us on a moral basis, or we don’t want them. We do not engage in Hughes-style cash-and-carry corruption of the process”

Martin has scheduled “D-Day #2” for January 6, 2010 for a new anti-Mark Kirk “bunker buster”

(CHICAGO)(December 31, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Thursday, December 31st to accuse another senate candidate of corrupting and undermining the “Tea Party” movement in Illinois.

“It didn’t take long for Illinois politicians to corrupt so-called ‘Tea Party’ leaders,” Martin charges. “Patrick Hughes and others have merely moved their ‘pay-to-play’ gimmicks into the unsophisticated arena of ‘Tea Party” committees. It appears to me that there are wholesale violations of federal election laws being committed by Hughes and his coconspirators. Of course, in Illinois politics breaking the law is routine.

“A Mark Kirk supporter has offered a devastating indictment of Hughes and his supporters as ‘idiotic’ and ‘crazy:’
http://www.frumforum.com/hijacking-the-tea-party

That’s not the half of it.

“The Will County/Joliet/Homer Tea Party movement is spending thousands of dollars to oppose federal candidates without adequate compliance with federal election law. Hughes was caught red-handed in election law violations in November. He is a habitual offender.

“Hughes’ supporters are falsely claiming they are conducting a ‘Stop Mark Kirk Rally.’ Is fraud any more acceptable when it is conducted by self-styled amateurs? No one seriously suggests that Hughes can even stop at a stop sign, let alone stop Kirk. The entire event he is promoting is a complete scam. We are considering whether to deploy pickets to warn people of Hughes’ machinations. This is the same Hughes who falsely claimed Mike Ditka was serving on his ‘Finance Committee,’ and who said he had hundreds of thousands of dollars of ‘commitments’ that soon disappeared.

“Now the sponsors of the ‘country club’ event are trying to rope Fox News into covering this illegal assembly.

“The back story is interesting. When I attended a forum of this group in December, other candidates told me Hughes had ‘bought the support of these people,’ and that the questions being asked in the supposedly impartial forum were nothing more than sham questions previously orchestrated by Hughes. That turned out to be the case. In other words, the Tea Party promoters were conducting a completely fraudulent and fixed-in-advance event. That is no way to develop and encourage public integrity.

“The Tea Party movement was supposed to encourage independent citizen participation, and not fall under the domination or control of particular candidates. In Illinois, the opposite has happened. Hughes has claimed ‘endorsements’ from mysterious ‘Tea Party’ groups whose existence is impossible to verify. They apparently meet in secret.

“Hughes is not the only offender. A Kane County group mysteriously appeared out of nowhere. I attended a Tea Party event in Kane County, and a handful of people were there. Now they mysteriously claim ‘300 precinct committeemen,’ which is a suspiciously large number, are active. Again, this Tea Party operation met in secret and without any public notice. An attempt to Google the group produced nothing.

“On and on it goes. The following are obvious.

“First, the Tea Parties are apparently used to collect names and e-mail addresses, and this information is then bartered by small control groups for their own political benefit. Second, in my opinion, a group that is spending thousands of dollars to oppose Kirk has to file detailed reports with the federal government.

“Third the national Tea Party movement has been accused of collecting money that is then largely directed to fund raising operators. In other words, the movement has become identical to many similar suspicious charities that have been shut down by state authorities for acting as virtual conduits of professional fund raising operators.

“I obviously can’t speak to what I happening in other states. But in Illinois the Tea Party movement has fallen under the control of small groups of insiders that are vulnerable to special influence pressures and self-interested decision-making.

“One of the things I am very fastidious about in my campaign is transparency. We do nothing anonymously. Everything has my name on it or it does not go out the door. We do not do deals in secret or in private. We do not engage in pay-to-play. My campaign is a genuine grass roots citizens’ movement with volunteer supporters across the state. We don’t pay for endorsements. Obviously, my standards are much higher than Hughes or the sleazy ‘consultants’ who have guided his campaign into the ditch.

“The good news is that even though Hughes has corrupted Tea Parties and corrupted the campaign process, his campaign has died on the vine. The Republican senate primary has become a two-man race between me and Mark Kirk. Hughes’ dirty tricks and hundreds of thousands of dollars of personal spending produced nothing but embarrassment, corruption and ineffective results.

“Senator Jim DeMint has encouraged this coarsening and corruption of Tea Parties in Illinois by encouraging Hughes to buy and bribe his way to political support. DeMint has not helped conservatives in Illinois. The DeMint model is a failure in our state. Not only is Hughes not ‘going anywhere,’ his campaign activity is going backwards.

“We are offering a second ‘welcome period’ to Hughes supporters to join the most dynamic conservative making in the entire United States: Andy Martin for U. S. Senator,” Martin says.

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D-DAY #2 : D-Day #2 is set for January 6, 2010

Andy Martin has scheduled “D-Day #2” to drop his second “bunker buster” on Mark Kirk
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December 31st 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, December 31, 2009 1:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says the “Tea Party” movement in Illinois has become riddled with corruption

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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Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009

Patrick Hughes, the “Walter Mitty Candidate” for U. S. Senator

December 12, 2009

Patrick Hughes is a failed lawyer and failed real estate operator who has decided to seek middle aged refuge in a hapless campaign for the U. S. Senate

The “March of the Walter Mitty candidates”

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin begins an occasional series on some of his opponents for the U. S. Senate nomination

The March of the Walter Mitty candidates: Patrick Hughes [Part One]

(CHICAGO)(December 12, 2009) Almost every election cycle brings out “Walter Mitty” candidates. These individuals have no political experience and no familiarity with the public arena, yet they delude themselves into believing they are capable of performing as national officials. I call these persons “Walter Mitty candidates,” after James Thurber’s timeless character, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Mitty

Today we begin an occasional series on candidates with Walter Mitty aspects to them.

Does anyone remember Steve Sauerberg? Sauerberg appeared out of nowhere in 2007 and said he could defeat incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin. Sauerberg said he would be “adequately funded,” but wasn’t. Sauerberg has vanished.

2010’s Walter Mitty candidate is Patrick Hughes. Hughes provides many dimensions of delusional behavior. We will start be addressing his nonexistent voting record and nonexistent Republican Party credentials.

At some Republican Party functions I compare and contrast Hughes with Mark Kirk. Kirk is “Magic Slate,” employing a term from the children’s “slate” that can be erased merely by lifting the plastic cover. Kirk would have us believe he can “erase” his ultra-liberal voting record in Congress by simply lifting the plastic cover on his life. Obviously, Kirk can’t erase his past, or his present, and the past and present will doom Kirk’s
future.

In comparison to Kirk, I call Patrick Hughes “blank slate.” If you “Google” Mr. Hughes prior to 2009, there is nothing there. Hughes’ adult life is a blank slate. Hughes own self-promoted Wikipedia entry has nothing of a public nature prior to 2009.
Take a look for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Hughes_(politician)

Hughes voted as a Republican for the first time in 2008. In other words, a few months after declaring himself to be a Republican, he decided he had the experience to become a national leader. In Parts Two and Three of Hughes’ imaginary qualifications we will discuss other defects in his resume.

Today we focus on Hughes’ lack of a voting record.

Ironically, we can begin debunking Hughes by simply quoting one of his biggest supporters, John Biver of “Champion” News. A few days ago Biver wrote:

“Experience in the arena does matter. Rarely is a young man made a general—there is much to learn as a person moves up through the ranks.”

Having written those wise words, Mr. Biver chose to ignore them by supporting Hughes, and then failing to advise Hughes how to become a “real” candidate.

Hughes has said he was “too busy” to vote over the decades. Too busy to vote for decades? How much time does it take to vote? If Hughes did not become a Republican until almost the age of forty, what did he consider himself before he declared himself a Republican? Taking after the movie of a similar title, I have come to refer to Hughes as the “Forty Year-Old Virgin.” It took Mr. Hughes almost forty years to decide he was a Republican. It took him only a few months to declare himself a national leader. John Biver, where were you when Mr. Hughes’ needed your restraining influence?

Hughes has occasionally claimed that he actually did voted a few times and that these votes are spread across Cook and DuPage Counties. That’s not an excuse, but it is what lawyers would call a “plea in mitigation.”

How would I have proceeded to address Hughes’ problem? If, indeed, I had a series of votes that were not visible, and which were becoming risible, I would obtain certified copies of my voting records and post them on my web site. Mr. Hughes also claims to be a “lawyer.” Hughes may be a licensed paralegal, but he lacks the skills of an experienced attorney. An experienced lawyer would have promptly proceeded as I suggest: get copies of the certified records and make them public.

Hughes has never made any voting records public, even though the burden of removing this serious cloud on his candidacy rests at all times on him, and on no one else. Lawyers also have a “failure to produce” doctrine, with which Mr. Hughes may have a passing acquaintanceship. The “failure to produce” rule says that if you have information in your control and you fail to produce it, a judge and jury may draw an “adverse inference” from your failure to produce the evidence. The doctrine is also called the adverse inference rule.

So now that we have been appropriately instructed, we may proceed to draw the adverse inference that Hughes in reality has no documents to rebut his lack of a voting record. Hughes has been lying.

Hughes brags about having many “paid staffers” on his payroll. Doesn’t one of his employees have enough political experience and street smarts to realize that the lack of a voting record undermines Hughes’ candidacy? Or is the apparent truth in fact the real truth: Hughes really has no records to document his earlier votes because they never took place.

Patrick Hughes? United States Senator? Walter Mitty would be proud of him.

COMING NEXT: Patrick Hughes: The “real estate developer” who isn’t “real” and isn’t a “developer”
(c) Copyright 2009 by Andy Martin

Francis Cardinal George of Chicago faces challenge over Holy Communion for Senator Dick Durbin

December 10, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin promised a Tea Party audience Wednesday that he would issue a timetable Thursday for protesting against Holy Communion for Senator Durbin in light of Durbin’s extreme pro-abortion record. “The Pope recently invited members of my church to join the Roman Catholic Church,” Martin says. “I want to know where Cardinal George stands on communion for political heretics on abortion.” Martin received a standing ovation from the Tea Party attendees as he promised to confront George over Durbin’s right to receive communion in light of the denial of HC to Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin receives standing ovation at Tea Party event in Joliet

Senate candidates clash with Patrick Hughes over secret “endorsement” sessions

Martin says national TV network has called to cover “Obama birth certificate” conference in New York December 18-19

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Andy Martin brings Joliet Tea Party event to its feet and receives a standing ovation with his promise to confront Cardinal George over communion for Dick Durbin

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Senate candidates clash with Patrick Hughes over his “secret” endorsements

Martin announces “Obama birth certificate conference” may receive national TV network coverage

(CHICAGO)(December 10, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin brought a Joliet Tea Party event to its feet Wednesday evening with Martin’s promise to confront Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archbishop Cardinal George over the issue of limiting Holy Communion for U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. Martin will issue a timetable today, Thursday, for confronting Cardinal George.

Martin also received a rousing response when he slashed at another of his opponents, Mark Kirk, because Kirk is conducting a “poll” of whether U. S. Navy Seals should be prosecuted for taking an Iraqi/Al-Qaeda terrorist into custody.

At least two (2) U. S. Senate candidates at the event clashed with Patrick Hughes over Hughes’ receipt of secret “endorsements.”

Martin also dropped two “bombshell” announcements on the Tea Party event. He promised to start a Senate advertising campaign on December 28th that will “turn this state upside down.” And Martin announced that his “Obama birth certificate conference” in New York December 18-19th may receive some national TV network coverage.

“I told the group that if Patrick Kennedy was being discouraged from receiving communion,” Martin said. “the ‘big enchilada’ of pro-abortion legislators, Dick Durbin, should receive equal treatment. To say the crowd responded enthusiastically would be an understatement.

“I am so grateful to the Joliet-area Tea Party groups for sponsoring the event. We had a great event. The questions were excellent. The audience was outstanding.

“Two of us, myself and another senate candidate, criticized Patrick Hughes for obtaining secret ‘endorsements.’ I named the Vernon Township Republican Committee in Lake County for having an endorsement session and failing to notify all the candidates. They only notified us after the fact. People don’t like Hughes’ style of dirty politics. Hughes’ sleazy tactics are backfiring. He won’t be allowed to buy the Senate nomination.

“Libertyville Township has invited all the candidates for a session December 12th (Saturday). That’s the way it should be.

“I was delighted to let the Tea Party attendees—who had my appreciation for coming out on a bitterly cold evening—learn that I had been contacted by a national TV network about possibly covering some of my ‘Obama Birth Certificate Conference’ in New York December 18-19, http://www.nationalconferenceonobama.blogspot.com

“Finally I told the crowd we would be ‘turning this state upside down’ with a powerful Senate advertising campaign that will launch statewide on December 28th.

“Illinois media have tried to ‘kill’ the U. S. Senate primary by blacking out any coverage of the campaign. We won’t let them get away with their scam to promote Mark Kirk. December 28th we take our case directly to the people,” Martin said afterwards.
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