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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Martin says that the blog postings by groups that have withdrawn endorsements, and the “fork” by law school classmate “TeamAmerica10th” have buried the Hughes campaign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:
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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
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Andy Martin zings an opponent, again

November 18, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin’s lawsuit charging “money laundering” by an opposing campaign has been transferred to federal court from state court by the opponent. Martin’s opponent has confessed that he is “Candidate X.”

Patrick Hughes confesses: “I am Candidate “X”

Hughes transfers Andy Martin’s “Money laundering” lawsuit to federal court

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 says that Patrick Hughes is continuing his pattern of deceptive behavior

Hughes admits he is “Candidate X” and transfers Martin’s “Solo” lawsuit from state court to federal court

(CHICAGO)(November 9, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin announced today that his primary opponent Pat Hughes has transferred the “Solo Family” lawsuit, originally filed in the Circuit Court of DuPage County, to federal court.

“Mr. Hughes is taking my lawsuit very seriously,” Martin noted. “He made a ‘federal case’ out of my claims that ‘Candidate X’ was breaking the law. Hughes has admitted he is ‘Candidate X.’ Amusingly, Hughes moved the lawsuit to federal court even before the sheriff could serve the Solo Family defendants. Both Solos admitted they are Hughes operatives.

“Hughes has established a pattern of deceptive and manipulative behavior. Last summer he paid D. Paul Caprio to recruit ‘pro-family leaders’ to his campaign. Caprio did not disclose he was acting as a paid agent of the Hughes campaign.

“Hughes then sent ‘consultant’ Jon Zahm out to attack me when I filed a meritorious complaint against Hughes because of his fraudulent behavior as an attorney. Zahm appeared to be acting as a paid spokesman for Hughes, though Zahm now denies that claim. Hughes was forced to admit I was legally correct. He had to pay his dues as an ‘active’ attorney or face professional discipline.

“Then Hughes falsely claimed that Mike Ditka had both ‘endorsed’ Hughes and agreed to serve on his ‘Finance Committee.’ Ditka denied both claims, although he later issued a lukewarm ‘endorsement’ of Hughes. Ditka has kept his distance from Hughes since ‘endorsing’ him. Some endorsement. Ditka flatly refused to serve on Hughes Finance Committee.

“Then Hughes demanded that the two African-American candidates withdraw from the Republican Party senate primary. Hughes claimed he had a secret deal with Arrington and Wallace for them to withdraw. Both men denied Hughes’ claim.

“Hughes then tried to use a straw man to order petitions from the State Board of Elections. When I offered Hughes the option of admitting he was ‘Candidate X’ and avoiding a lawsuit, Hughes chose to be sued. Now that he has been sued, he has been forced to make an admission that he was indeed ‘Candidate X.’ We will be deposing his ‘workers’ to find out how they paid for the petition copies.

“In addition to manifesting a continuously deceptive personality, Hughes also manifests gross incompetence as a lawyer. He was unlawfully holding himself out as a ‘General Counsel’ at a time when he had suspended his law license and gone on ‘inactive’ status. That was a serious legal violation.

“Hughes now claims he has a right to ‘copy petitions.’ I agree he has that right. What Hughes does not have a right to do is launder money to pay for petitions in a way that disguises his payment for the petitions. If Hughes can’t even comprehend the basic ethical requirements of an attorney or federal candidate, how is he going to deal with the complexity of being a U. S. Senator?” Martin asks.

“Obviously, Hughes is out of his depth, and drowning. But then Hughes was unable to cope with the complexities of voting either, until he decided to become a candidate for U. S. Senator. He voted for the first time as a Republican in 2008. What took him so long? He’s 40 years old.”
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin welcomes Patrick Hughes’ disillusioned supporters to Martin’s U. S. Senate campaign

October 29, 2009

Martin says Patrick Hughes should demand a refund from Hughes’ campaign “advisers” Jon Zahm, Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston.

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:

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

http://www.MarkKirk.us

http://www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

COMING:

http://www.StopDeutscheBankForeclosureFraud.com

October 28, 2009

AN OPEN LETTER TO “PAT HUGHES FOR U.S. SENATOR” SUPPORTERS:

JOIN US!

Dear Pat Hughes supporter:

You have probably witnessed the ongoing comedy of the Hughes campaign over the past several weeks. Almost every day brings new dirty tricks, new backstabbing and the like.

My campaign, on the other hand, has a simple approach: we tell the truth. Truth-telling is the only way to be a real Christian. And a real candidate for national office.

Five (5) Republican candidates filed for U. S. Senator earlier this week. Hughes was not one of them. He couldn’t gather enough signatures with three months to do so. If Hughes, with his purported “endorsements,” can’t gather signatures, what assurance do you have that he is competent to run the more complex phases of campaigning which are about to begin? Illinoisans are not going to entrust their voice in Washington to a candidate that can’t even collect a stack of petitions properly.

At the end of the day, Hughes has been a disappointment to anyone who expected better. He has been reading talking points prepared by his handlers, led by the malign Paul Caprio. One day Hughes says Caprio is with him, and the next day Hughes denies Caprio is with him. Hughes can’t keep a straight story.

Hughes has never done anything to support conservative causes. He didn’t even declare he was a “Republican” until 2008. That is not much of a record on which to base a campaign for national office.

Hughes is making a laughingstock of a very serious process: trying to defeat the outrageous candidacy of Mark Kirk to be a U. S. Senator.

U. S. Senators make life-and-death decisions. Their votes are not talking points. “Handlers” can’t grab them by the sleeve. The buck stops in the senate.

This election really comes down to two individuals, Mark Kirk and me, each with a radically different world view. Kirk wants to create more wars, and expand existing ones. I want to pull in our global ambitions and concentrate on unmet needs at home.

Pat Hughes is not a factor in this election, and never will be. He lacks any pretense of credentials.

If you are a disgruntled or unsatisfied supporter of Patrick Hughes I invite you to join my campaign. You will find a warm welcome and an intelligent campaign organization. You will not always agree with me. And I am not perfect, far from it.

But I have a lifetime of experience and wisdom to devote to keeping America strong while I work to rebuild our economy and keep our noses out of other nations’ wars. You can trust me to vote intelligently on protecting our military, and protecting our most precious resource and asset: American blood.

Feel free to call our offices. Many days I answer the phone personally. I will do my best to gain your trust so that together we can do our best to rebuild the Illinois Republican Party as a group of Americans who are there to serve, not dictate, a group of Illinoisans who will do their best to give, not take, and fellow citizens who will not shed the blood of our children and our neighbors’ children without a sound strategy and a principled basis to do so.

Politics can be an honorable calling if it is pursued in an honorable way. Don’t let your experience with Hughes’ catastrophe sour you on politics or campaigning. I will do my best to run both an honorable and hard-hitting campaign, and to take the truth to Republican primary voters.

Please join us. And welcome.

Andy Martin

AM:sp

© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009

CapitolFaxblog says Pat Hughes lacks signatures to run for senator

October 29, 2009

Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes is an embarrassment to Republican conservatives in Illinois

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

Martin says Hughes is humiliating Republican Party “conservatives” with his incompetent campaign for state office

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:

Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes’ campaign is an embarrassment to any Republican who takes Hughes seriously

Hughes should withdraw to stop inflicting damage and humiliation on “Christian conservatives,” Martin says

Andy says Jon Zahm, Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston should repay any money they have collected from Hughes

(CHICAGO)(October 29, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin said today that Patrick Hughes should withdraw as a candidate for U. S. Senator before he makes a bigger laughingstock of himself. “I told Republicans in August Hughes was a non-starter,” Martin stated. “The latest humiliation in CapitolFaxblog destroys any possibility that Hughes will be able to mount a serious campaign. Hughes is an embarrassment to himself, his family and the so-called ‘Christian leaders’ that ‘endorsed’ this pig in a poke.

“Hughes campaign leaders Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston are also an embarrassment to themselves. It is time for them to be put out to pasture. Jon Zahm, Caprio and Johnston should repay any money they have collected from Hughes.

“We are making an appeal to any remaining Hughes supporters,” Martin noted. “They are welcome to join my campaign if they are not already disgusted with the pathetic politics of Pat Hughes and Zahm, Caprio and Johnston. We offer Hughes refugees a hard-hitting campaign focused on truth and facts, not delusional aspirations.”

WHAT MORE CAN WE ADD TO THE FOLLOWING? NOTHING:

http://thecapitolfaxblog.com/2009/10/28/
campaign-2010-roundup-10/

In other news, Republican US Senate candidate Patrick Hughes is apparently still struggling to get his nominating petitions signed. From an e-mail solicitation that I’ve redacted…
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:02:38 -0700
Subject: Illinois Upcoming Election
Hi,
My name is xxx xxxx and I work for a company called Proud to be Republicn (http://www.facebook.com/l/03bf7;www.proudtoberepublican.com). We are assisting Pat Hughes in finishing up with his campaign signatures and need some help.
We are located in Oak Brook and have been acquiring signatures locally but would like the assistance of a college organization to help us with the younger population. Your group has acquired a large number of followers and seems to understand the problems that Illinois is going through. If you or any other members of your organization would be interested in helping us support Pat Hughes please contact me.
Feel free to call me at (800)xxx-xxx or via email at xxxx@xxxx.xxx. I will forward you all the information we have avaliable on Pat Hughes. He is also paying for signatures which is a nice incentive. Please remember the petitions are due on Monday so this is an urgent matter.
I called this person for comment, but haven’t heard back.
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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Illinois senate race: new Patrick Hughes/D. Paul Caprio scandal!

October 27, 2009

“Christians” fume as Pat Hughes runs incompetent U. S. Senate campaign after “endorsement” from “Christian leaders.”
Andy Martin locates “Too Busy Hughes” in a rigged Rockford forum.

“Too busy Hughes” was not “too busy” to create a new Paul Caprio scandal in Rockford Monday night

“Christians” humiliated as “endorsed” Hughes scrounges for petitions

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
(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 locates “Too Busy Pat Hughes” doing more dirty tricks in Rockford

Hughes participates in another rigged “conservative forum” where candidates were excluded

“Christian leaders” are humiliated as Hughes lacks petitions

Hughes calls himself a “Reagan Republican” but he was “too busy” to vote for the Gipper

Hughes denies new “dirty tricks” campaign against Wallace and Arrington; does anyone believe Hughes?

“What is Paul Caprio’s role in the Hughes campaign? Can anyone give an honest answer?” Martin demands

(CHICAGO)(October 27, 2009) “Too Busy Hughes” was “busy” in Rockford Monday night, creating another Paul Caprio scandal. Hughes’ own claims indicate that his campaign operatives, led by veteran Charlie Johnston, have lied to Jack Roeser and other major Hughes donors about Caprio’s continuing role in the Hughes campaign.

After the Andy Martin campaign launched an All Points Bulletin, Hughes was located at another bogus candidates’ forum in Rockford, where Hughes supporters rigged the invitation list to avoid inviting Martin.

“You have to wonder at what the ‘Christian’ idea of politics is,” Martin said. ‘These people call themselves ‘Christian leaders’ but their tactics are blatantly satanic. They seem to be using more dirty tricks than the Daley Machine. ‘Too Busy Hughes’ appears to be lying to conservative powerhouse Jack Roeser and many of his other supporters.

“Charlie Johnson has unequivocally and repeatedly claimed that Paul Caprio has left the Hughes campaign, but Hughes contradicted Johnston Monday night by admitting Paul Caprio is still the driving force behind Hughes’ campaign.

“So which is it: who is lying? Charlie Johnston, who says Caprio is ‘out,’ or Hughes who claimed in Rockford that Caprio is ‘in.’

“The bottom line: Pat Hughes has done more damage to Christian conservatives and to the Republican Party in general, with his ham-handed approach, than anyone in recent memory.

“Hughes denies he is planning nominating petition attacks against African-American candidates Eric Wallace and John Arrington, but who believes anything Hughes or his campaign says any more,” Martin continued. “One of either Johnston or Hughes has been a bald-faced liar about Paul Caprio’s continuing role in Hughes’ doomed campaign. Which one is lying? And why?

“Hughes can’t even get petition signatures despite his ‘Christian’ support. These ‘Christian leaders,’ including one County Chairman [John Parrott], turn out to be false prophets when it comes to putting their petitions where their mouths are. What an embarrassment. They ‘endorsed’ someone and then couldn’t produce signatures to back up their endorsement.

“I am a Christian and a conservative, and I strive to live by Christ’s principles, not make a parody of them the way Hughes and his posse are doing.

“I can only say I am glad these individuals did not invite me to their rigged forum in Rockford. Maybe these Christians should read the Bible before they stray any further into demonic politics. Or is Pat Hughes possibly a Mark Kirk sabotage agent, thrashing about trying to disorganize Kirk’s opponents? Hughes sure isn’t helping the Christian cause,” Martin concluded in announcing his Hughes “sighting.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin sticks the fork in Carol Marin, and Pat Hughes

October 25, 2009

Picketing set to resume at Ditka’s to protest racist remarks by
Ditka, Caprio and Hughes

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
(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 links to an accurate summary of “Ditkagate”

Picketing set to resume at Ditka’s; watch for details

(CHICAGO)(October 26, 2009) Because of the great amount of media “disinformation” about Ditkagate, and Carol Marin’s dishonest attempt to credit Mark Kirk for exposing Pat Hughes’ incompetence as a candifate, we provide the following link to a blog where the facts are correctly summarized:

http://teamamerica10th.blogspot.com/2009/10/mike-ditka-endorsement-flap-leaves-us.html

As for Mark Kirk, he knows where to go when he wants to steal a conservative idea: Andy Martin’s blogs. Attaboy Markie.

Chicago Tribune: Andy Martin is an “absolutely brilliant campaigner.” [2/25/78] Just ask Pat Hughes what it’s like to run against Andy.

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
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URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American. “The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

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

UPDATES:
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Pat Hughes’ “sixty days of disaster” as a Senate candidate

October 21, 2009

Andy Martin says D. Paul Caprio, Jon Zahm and Patrick Hughes are embarrassments to the Republican Party

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

“He works for
the People of Illinois”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Pat Hughes launches a disastrous U. S. Senate campaign, and ends up pitting conservative against conservative

How can Hughes run a statewide campaign on forty thousand dollars?

Andy Martin calls Hughes the “Chumbolone Candidate of the Century,” offers a $25 prize to anyone who can suggest a worse campaign than Hughes’

(CHICAGO)(October 20, 2009) It hardly seems believable but Patrick Hughes launched his “chumbolone campaign” for the U. S. Senate only sixty (60) days ago in Springfield on August 20th.

Since then, Hughes has careened from one calamity to another:

1. Hughes has avoided voting in elections most of his life, and only voted Republican for the first time in 2008. When challenged about these gaps, Hughes said he was “too busy” to vote. If Hughes only discovered he was a Republican in 2008, what did he think he was before 2008? Inquiring minds want to know.

2. Hughes hired conservative profiteer D. Paul Caprio to launch his senate campaign. By October 1st, Caprio had been thrown under the bus. Why did Hughes dump Caprio? Caprio’s claim that he left after Hughes’ campaign was “up and running” is a face-saving joke.

3. Hughes says he is an outstanding attorney. Andy Martin disclosed that Hughes had placed himself on “inactive” status with the Illinois Supreme Court. Hughes violated Illinois Supreme Court Rules by holding himself out as a practicing attorney. Hughes was forced to pay past due fees and renew his active status. Jon Zahm smeared Andy for telling the truth.

4. Hughes claimed he is a “real estate developer.” His major real estate development failed to put a shovel in the ground and was sued for non-performance. Now that’s a development!

5. Nine of Hughes’ supporters issued a letter to Republican county chairmen saying they supported Hughes, but failed to disclose some of the signers of the letter were on Hughes’ payroll. By mid-October, Hughes’ original nine signers have shrunk to six for a new letter on October 16th (see below).

6. On August 20th Hughes said he has $400,000 in financial “commitments.” By September 30th, Hughes’ “commitments” have shrunk to $130,000. What happened to the other $270,000 in commitments? Hughes was forced to loan his personal funds to his campaign to make up for the missing “commitments.”

7. Hughes calls himself a wealthy developer and investor, but came out against extending unemployment benefits to Illinois citizens who are facing the brunt of a brutal recession. Hughes’ remarks were the modern equivalent of “let them eat cake.” Who advised Hughes to take this stand? Caprio? Wealthy developer-in-a-recession anyone?

8. On October 16th Hughes “adviser” Caprio and five other individuals (down from nine in August) demanded that Eric Wallace and John Arrington withdraw as senate candidates. Caprio & Co. claimed that Wallace and Arrington previously agreed to do so. Both Wallace and Arrington deny any such “agreement to withdraw” exists. Wallace and Arrington are the Illinois GOP’s only statewide African-American candidates.

9. Hughes claimed he had been “endorsed” by NFL legend Mike Ditka. Hughes also claimed Ditka agreed to serve on Hughes’ “finance committee.” (The “finance committee” with the missing $270,000?) Andy Martin investigated and disclosed that Hughes lied. There was no “Ditka endorsement.” Ditka issued statements denying he ever endorsed Hughes and denying he ever agreed to serve on Hughes’ “finance committee.” In retaliation, Hughes campaign manager Charlie Johnston called Ditka a liar.

10. Hughes disclosed he launched his statewide senate campaign by spending only $40,000 in two months. An independent (non-Martin) web posting says:

“Those in the know say the Hughes candidacy is self-destructing. Funds are scarce. No organization. Operatives have quit. He has no damage control on the Ditka scandal.” (Source: IllinoisReview.com, October 19th)

11. October 19th D. Paul Caprio (him again) launched a “defense” of his role in the Hughes campaign, and triggered a new round of recriminations and counterattacks.

Where is Hughes in all of this chaos? Good question. Maybe hiding. And he wants to be a U. S. Senator?

Pat Hughes’ “sixty days of disaster.” What’s next? Stay tuned.

Closing note: Disillusioned Hughes supporters are very welcome to join Andy Martin’s campaign. Martin is a man whom the Chicago Tribune has called “an absolutely brilliant campaigner.” We are the genuine “conservative answer” to Mark Kirk, focused, friendly and all for Illinois. Please join us.

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Mike Ditka caught in new “Endorsementgate” controversy

October 18, 2009

Patrick Hughes operative Charlie Johnston said Saturday that Ditka lied in denying Ditka endorsed Pat Hughes

Mike Ditka caught in new “Endorsementgate” scandal over accusation Ditka lied to save restaurant profits

Pat Hughes operative Charlie Johnson says ‘I was present when Ditka endorsed [Patrick] Hughes;” Johnston says Ditka lied to avoid Andy Martin’s pickets

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NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is embroiled in a new round of scandal involving political wannabe Patrick Hughes; a Hughes operative claims Ditka lied in denying he “endorsed” Hughes

Andy Martin says “I throw up my hands. Ditka and Hughes are both engaged in a game of ‘liar, liar’”

Martin says Hughes is demonstrating incompetence as both an attorney and a political candidate.

Andy Martin demands the truth from both Hughes and Ditka

(CHICAGO)(October 18, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin became the target of a new round of controversy in the Mike Ditka/Patrick Hughes “Endorsementgate” scandal on Saturday.

Hughes operative Charlie Johnston essentially called Mike Ditka a liar.

Johnston stated: “I was there when Ditka endorsed Hughes.” Johnston then suggested that Ditka lied about his Hughes endorsement because Ditka was afraid of Andy Martin pickets at Ditka’s Restaurant in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

“I was frankly stunned by Johnston’s outburst at the candidate event in Bethalto, Illinois,” Martin said Saturday evening. “Johnston’s remarks were entirely unprovoked by me. We were in a candidate room about to be briefed on ground rules, when Johnston blurted out that ‘I was there when Ditka endorsed Hughes.’ Johnston then said it was the prospect of my pickets and boycott that got Ditka to throw Hughes under the bus. Johnston said I should ‘leave Hughes alone’ and attack Mark Kirk.

“I am the master of my own campaign,” Martin responded Saturday evening. “Pat Hughes does not tell me whom to investigate, or which lies to expose as lies. If Hughes is lying, we will expose him. We exposed Hughes for lying about his status as an attorney; we exposed Hughes for lying about his ‘financial commitments.’ We exposed Hughes for lying about ‘promises’ made to him by African-American candidates, and we have forced Mike Ditka to present his version of the facts involving a disputed endorsement, in which Ditka essentially called Hughes a liar.

“Johnston’s remarks Saturday afternoon effectively called Ditka’s publicist Ken Valdiserri’s statements Thursday lies that were motivated by fear of my pickets and boycotting. Is Mike Ditka afraid of Andy Martin? I have no information on that.

“We are now left with two utterly conflicting and irreconcilable stories. Ditka publicist Valdiserri has issued statements denying that Ditka ever endorsed Hughes as a candidate, and denying that Ditka agreed to serve on Hughes’ Finance Committee.

“Veteran Hughes operative Charlie Johnson completely contradicted the Ditka version of events in Bethalto Saturday, by stating that Johnston was personally present when Ditka endorsed Hughes. I have no idea which version of these conflicting narratives is true. Witnesses were present in the candidate briefing room to confirm Johnston’s outbursts on Saturday.

“Johnston’s claim that Ditka succumbed to my picketing and protests, well who knows what motivates any of the players in the Ditka/Hughes ‘Endorsementgate’ scandal? Hughes’ Charlie Johnston is a veteran political operative, so I assume he does have personal knowledge of the facts, and he was, as he claims, personally present when Ditka said something.

“Friday I got into a disagreement with Ditka’s publicist Ken Valdiserri. Ditka’s man said I was wrong to suggest Ditka called Hughes a ‘liar’ when Ditka’s statements on Thursday directly contradicted Hughes claims and the Associated Press reports.

“With all due respect to Ditka’s publicist, when you completely discredit someone’s remarks, you are calling the other person a liar.

“Valdiserri essentially called Hughes’ statements lies, and Hughes operative Johnston responded Saturday by calling Ditka’s statements lies. Which one of these people is lying? I don’t know. But Johnston and Valdiserri can’t both be telling the truth.

“I believe Mike Ditka and Patrick Hughes owe Republicans the full truth and an end to their reciprocal recriminations.

“The fact that Hughes has allowed this scandal to fester demonstrates his complete incompetence both as an attorney and as a candidate. Attorneys know that the only way to come out ahead in a controversy is to be first with the truth. Hughes seems to have been first with his lies. Then, called a liar by Ditka, Hughes responded by calling Ditka a liar.

“All I did was perform the basic journalistic investigation that the Chicago Tribune, Associated Press and local Chicago ‘sports media’ failed to perform before printing an ‘endorsement’ that Ditka says never took place. Johnston now says Ditka is lying, and that there was an endorsement.

“Will local media pursue the conflicting narratives, or continue the cover-up of their own incompetence and embarrassment in failing to do basic fact checking before publishing the original ‘story’?

“The questions surrounding the credibility of persons Hughes chose as advisers, D. Paul Caprio and Charlie Johnston, also remains to be resolved. If Hughes can’t choose honest and competent campaign personnel, how could he staff a senate office?

“The issue of whether political wannabe Patrick Hughes repeatedly lied to the public and media, and whether he tried to inflated his political resume, is a very serious campaign question mark. The issue will not disappear until the complete and uncontradicted truth is known,” Martin said.

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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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Mike Ditka’s Restaurant in Chicago faces boycott Thursday over racial bias

October 15, 2009

NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is embroiled in a nasty dispute over his support for a racist Republican candidate. U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin condemns Ditka for supporting the Republican racist.

Picketing begins at Ditka’s Restaurants over Mike Ditka’s support for a racist Republican

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says decent Illinoisans should protest racism with a customer boycott of Ditka’s

Martin says Mike Ditka’s “endorsement” of a racially biased Republican is disgraceful

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
(866) 706-2639
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andy Martin announces schedule for boycott/picketing of Ditka’s Restaurants

Martin says Mike Ditka’s alleged endorsement of a racist Republican candidate is reprehensible

(CHICAGO)(October 15, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will begin picketing Mike Ditka’s Restaurant in Chicago today, Thursday, October 15th.

“It is very unfortunate that NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka has allegedly endorsed a Republican candidate who is anti-labor and anti-Black. How does Mike explain his bizarre behavior to his NFL colleagues?

“Last week this candidate, who claims he has been endorsed by Ditka, told African–Americans to leave the primary election ballot.

“I have a lifetime of support for civil rights, and I unhesitatingly condemn any ‘Republican’ that suggests Blacks are unwelcome in the Republican Party.

D. Paul Caprio, the henchman for this despicable candidate, is a disgrace to the Christian Conservative movement. Caprio’s demand that Blacks exit a primary election because they told him they would was based on a fraudulent ‘commitment’ that Caprio claims the candidates gave him last summer.

In reality, Caprio’s entire ‘conservative leader’ operation was a financial scam designed to personally enrich Caprio and to impoverish the credibility of the conservative Christian movement in Illinois.

“I would not be surprised to learn that Caprio’s shenanigans are being bankrolled by Mark Kirk, because it benefits Kirk for conservative Christians to be seen as hostile to African-American aspirations.

“Mike Ditka was given an opportunity to cut his ties to the racist candidate, and declined to do so. We are now moving to stage two, and picketing Ditka’s to inform Mike’s customers that their restaurant dollars are subsidizing a racist Republican candidate.

“African-Americans are welcome in the Republican Party, and they are very welcome in my campaign. We must rebuild and recharge the great civil rights coalition that was led by Republican U. S. Senator Everett Dirksen and the many honorable Republicans who supported civil rights.

“Even though the African-Americans Ditka’s candidate has attacked are nominally my opponents, I will not tolerate racist attacks against them and I am prepared to lead the charge against D. Paul Caprio’s malignant behavior. We start picketing Ditka’s at dinner tonight, Thursday night, October 15th, and continue on with weekend protests. We hope to be in place by 7:00 P.M.

“Ditka’s customers need to be warned their dining dollars are supporting racist activity by Ditka.

Martin is discussing further civil rights action against Caprio and Hughes.

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ANDY MARTIN
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Chicago, IL 60611-4723
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October 15, 2009

Hon. Jody Weis
Superintendent
Chicago Police Department
3510 S. Michigan Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60653
via fax (312) 745-6963

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE AT POLITICAL PROTEST

Dear Superintendent Weis:

Thursday we will begin picketing Ditka’s Restaurant, 100 E. Chestnut Street, to protest Mr. Ditka’s support for a U. S. Senate candidate who has provoked racial antagonism in the Republican Party.

An announcement of the event accompanies this letter.

We expect to begin picketing around 7:00 P.M. The demonstrations may continue through the weekend, and thereafter.

We would also like to be able to distribute literature in the area of Ditka’s.

To avoid any confusion with local district officers on the scene, I am asking for your assistance in coordinating locations, procedures, etc. to ensure a harmonious demonstration.

Our goal is to comply fully with the law.

Please check with your staff and get back with us so that we can work together to protect the rights of all parties. Hopefully you can fax us a written confirmation so we have something to deliver if our presence is questioned.

Respectfully submitted,

ANDY MARTIN

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cc: Mike Ditka (312) 587-8980

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Racist candidate lied to Republican Party leaders

October 10, 2009

Andy Martin says racist Republican Patrick Hughes lied to Party leaders on August 20th when Hughes claimed he had “commitments” of $400,000 to his campaign. The “commitments” had shrunk to $130,000 by September 30th. Hughes has failed to explain the discrepancy.

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

Martin says Hughes lied to Illinois Republicans when Hughes said he had $400,000 in financial “commitments” to his campaign

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Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
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ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes lied about his “$400,000 in commitments” to his campaign

Martin says that as a lawyer, Hughes knows what the term “commitment” means

Martin says it is time for Hughes to bow out and avoid further embarrassment

Martin says “Champion News” and businessman Jack Roeser should also disassociate themselves from Hughes and D. Paul Caprio

(CHICAGO)(October 10, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, October 10th to suggest that Hinsdale attorney Patrick Hughes withdraw as a candidate.

“As seldom as I quote Rick Pearson,” Martin says, “Pearson did report correctly that Patrick Hughes told Republican leaders on August 20th that Hughes had $400,000 in ‘commitments’ to his campaign. I was there and I personally heard Hughes make his claim. Pearson also heard Hughes.”

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/
2009/10/republican-senate-candidate-hughes-
puts-250k-of-own-cash-into-race.html

“Hughes is a lawyer, not a layman,” Martin charges, “and is aware of the need for precise speech.

“I strongly support the right of every person to be a candidate for office. I have never asked anyone, and will never ask anyone, to withdraw merely because they are a candidate. But when a candidate lies to the voters, he forfeits the right to run. Hughes appears to have lied to the Republican Party about the extent of his financial support.

“Of course, maybe Hughes ‘adviser’ D. Paul Caprio lied to Hughes, in which case Hughes is a ‘chumbolone’ candidate. He is a lawyer/candidate who is easily fooled by hucksters such as Caprio.

“Hughes is now attempting ‘damage control’ by admitting his $400,000 in commitments’ has shrunk to $125,000 in actual cash contributions (the rest of Hughes’ ‘support’ is his personal loan). The discrepancy between $400,000 and $125,000 is so large that it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that Hughes lied, or that his candidacy has subsequently imploded.

“D. Paul Caprio’s role in the Hughes campaign is also unresolved.

“Hughes is now having to throw his own cash into the kitty to avoid even more embarrassment. How much spare cash does he have? He owes Republicans yet another explanation.

“We will shortly be contacting Mike Ditka to verify another one of Hughes’ erroneous claims, namely that Ditka is backing Hughes’ ‘chumbolone’ campaign for public office. Ditka’s support appears to be another whopper.

“When a lawyer such as Hughes uses the term ‘commitment’ he knows what a commitment is. Either Hughes lied on August 20th, or his campaign support has evaporated. He owes the Jesus wing of the Republican Party a prompt and complete explanation as to what happened to the missing $275,000.

“Hughes has become an embarrassment-a-day candidate with his racist attacks on other candidates; he is now lying about financial ‘commitments’ that have disappeared. If Hughes had come in only a few dollars short, no one would hold him to account. But there is a vast difference between ‘commitments’ of $400,000 and receipts of $125,000.

“How much of this embarrassment can his supporters take before they admit they were duped by wheeler-dealer D. Paul Caprio into supporting pig-in-a-poke Hughes?” Martin will demand. “I repeat what I said previously. Hughes is a growing embarrassment to the Republican Party. He is an unmitigated disaster for the ‘Christian’ wing of the Party that says it backs him.

“We have been contacted with new ‘issues’ about Hughes, and we expect to lodge new charges against him in the next few days.

“How did Jack Roeser ever fall for this bogus candidate? Hughes is demolishing the credibility of Champion News.

“The time has long since passed when Hughes should discover he ‘needs to spend more time with my family.’”

October 10th 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:

Saturday, October 10, 2009 2:00 P.M.

WHAT:

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

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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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