“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
ATTENTION: DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE: November 17, 2007
U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN IS BARRED FROM REPUBLICAN “RETREAT” BY “MIDWEST MUSHARRAF” ANDY MCKENNA
MARTIN SAYS REPUBLICAN PARTY CANNOT SURVIVE AS LONG AS MCKENNA IS AT THE HEAD
“I AM NOW FREE TO LEAD REPUBLICANS TO VICTORY, INSTEAD OF LEADING THEM TO SLAUGHTER AS PART OF ANDY MCKENNA’S REPUBLICRAT COMBINE,” MARTIN SAYS.
(CHICAGO)(November 17, 2007) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 A.M., at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott, to announce that he was barred Saturday morning from a Republican Party “Leadership Retreat” for issuing a news release critical of state party Chairman Andy McKenna.
McKenna is supporting Martin’s primary opponent, insurance company witness Steve Sauerberg.
“Yesterday I called Andy McKenna a ‘Midwest Musharraf,’” Martin will charge. “Today he acted like one, and barred me from the state party’s ‘Leadership Retreat.’
“Well, I supposed ‘Retreat’ is the right word for what McKenna is conducting in Oak Brook. The Republican Party has been in retreat since he took over. And I saved my $25 registration fee. Party munchkin Jason Hefly returned my check and told me I was not welcome to ‘retreat’ along with McKenna and Sauerberg. That I should retreat to my suite. Whew.
“I am thankful to Chairman McKenna for excluding me from his ‘retreat,’ because ordinary, Main Street Republicans in Illinois are tried of ‘retreating’ from Democratic Power. We have become a 1-1/2 party state under McKenna’s Republicrat Combine leadership.
“Two years ago, McKenna conducted a relatively honest and open primary. This time around he thinks he can get away with dirty tricks and abuses promoting the candidacy of his clown candidate for the U. S. Senate, insurance company witness Sauerberg.
“Today Mr. McKenna made it clear that behind all his pablum and sweet talk, he wants to run the Republican Party as his own personal political machine. But by disassociating me from his Republicrat Combine, McKenna has made it clear and certified me as an honest and independent Republican who will move ahead on February 6th as the Republican Party’s candidate, not the Republicrat Combine’s designated loser, to fight for a Republican victory in November, 2008.
“I am now free to lead Republicans to victory, instead of leading them to slaughter as part of Andy McKenna’s Republicrat Combine,” Martin will state. “The bottom line: Republicrat Combine member Andy McKenna has to go if Republicans are ever again going to have a chance to win statewide office in Illinois.
“McKenna doesn’t want an honest and open primary; he
wants a rigged coronation for his designated loser Sauerberg. And he’s not going to get it. Real Republicans are going to rise up on February 5th and vote against Combine control of their party.”
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
WHERE: Oak Brook Hills Marriott, 3500 Midwest Road
ANDY MARTIN’S SUITE (Penthouse Suite 1107)
Hotel tel. (630) 850-5555
WHEN: Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 A.M.
WHAT: ANDY MCKENNA BARS U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY
MARTIN FROM REPUBLICAN PARTY “LEADERSHIP RETREAT”
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124 Cell phone (917) 664-9329
------------------------------------------© Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web sites: AndyforUSSenator.com, ContrarianCommentary.com. Comments and columns also posted at AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com, AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com, ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.