Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
ATTENTION: DAYBOOK, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2007
U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN DELIVERS POWERFUL SPEECH TO REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERS IN SPRINGFIELD
NEWS CONFERENCE AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
(Springfield)(August 16, 2007) Speaking in a booming voice to a meeting of Illinois Republican Party County Chairmen, U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin delivered a powerful speech that chided one of his potential opponents for being afraid to announce as a candidate.
“In the U. S. Army,” Martin told Jim Nalepa, “they don’t say ‘Ready, Aim, Explore.’ If the Founding Fathers has signed a Declaration of Exploration instead of a Declaration of Independence we would still be British.” Martin invited Nalepa to enter the senate primary.
Martin also thanked Illinois State Chairman Andy McKenna for organizing the event.
Martin will hold a Springfield (Illinois) news conference today at the Illinois State Fair.
Martin will be at the State Fair soliciting petition signatures to place his name on the primary ballot for U. S. Senator.
Martin has set up his campaign “fighting camp” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel where he can be reached in Room 924. He will remain in Springfield Thursday afternoon and evening and return to Chicago Friday morning.
“Thursday I will be at the State Fair trying to get as many signatures as possible on my nominating petitions. I am running an old-fashioned grass roots campaign, the antithesis of the ‘plastic politics’ practiced by other candidates. We are executing our campaign plan on schedule; our playbook takes us in stages through to February 5th.
“Meanwhile our very motivated petition circulators are continuing their work in the Chicago area.”
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate/Internet
journalist/editor/critic Andy Martin
WHERE: Illinois State Fair, Director’s Lawn
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:00 P.M.
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124 (forwarded to cell)
Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com
Martin has forty years of experience covering regional, national and world politics. Andy holds a Juris Doctor degree (1969) from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web sites/blogs: ContrarianCommentary.com; AndyforUSSenator.com. AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com; AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com