“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2007
ANDY MARTIN ISSUES CALL FOR DR. STEVE SAUERBERG TO STEP DOWN AS CANDIDATE, SAYS THE DOCTOR IS AN EMBARRASSMENT, ESPECIALLY TO HIS SUPPORTERS BUT TO ALSO TO EVERY ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN
CONFRONTATION EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT AT AURORA SPORTSMEN’S CLUB CANDIDATE FORUM
“SAUERBERG IS PROPOSING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR SEVENTH AMENDMENT, AND YOUR ILLINOIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS; WHAT’S NEXT?” MARTIN WILL ASK GUN OWNERS
(CHICAGO)(December 20, 2007) Republican U. S. Senate candidates Andy Martin and his principal opponent Dr. Steve Sauerberg will collide Thursday evening at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club in Sugar Grove. Martin will call on Sauerberg to withdraw as a candidate because Sauerberg is an embarrassment to every Illinois Republican.
“What were they thinking when they coaxed ‘Dr. Steve’ to run against me,” Martin will ask. “Who will take the blame for this fiasco?”
“Steve Sauerberg claims he is not a ‘special interest’ candidate,” http://www.sauerbergforussenate.com/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=2720
Martin will state. “But his first major proposal was a ‘health plan’ to deny victims of medical malpractice jury trials, to give doctors special rights when they are sued. His first proposal was a special interest gift to his medical colleagues and contributors. Sauerberg makes Durbin look like a beacon of integrity, a paragon of political virtue. Yeekh.
“Sauerberg’s idea is legally defective and morally wrong. His ‘plan’ to do away with jury trials and to substitute ‘Administrative Health Courts’ when doctors are sued is flagrantly unconstitutional. http://www.sauerbergforussenate.com/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=2435
“Who dreams up this nonsense for Sauerberg?
“What he really wants is to protect the financial health of wealthy doctors, not the health of malpractice victims.
Sauerberg’s ideas are the epitome of chutzpah, for a doctor to propose shielding other doctors from liability for their malpractice, by taking away jury trials from the American People. What was this man thinking? What were the people thinking who proposed this clown as a candidate for statewide office?
“I call on Steve Sauerberg to step down as a candidate, and I suggest he ask that his name be removed from the ballot.
“I have this to say to the members of the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club: If Dr. Steve will take away you Seventh Amendment rights and your Illinois Constitutional rights, what will he give up next? The answer is obvious. In August, Sauerberg waffled on ‘assault weapons’ and Second Amendment rights. He should be running against Durbin--in the Democratic primary. [Source: Daily Herald, August 2, 2007 http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=11341] Sauerberg was quoted as saying he is not a ‘big gun control guy.’ Does that mean he is ‘a little’ gun control guy? What gives?
“Sauerberg thinks he can play games with Durbin and the Democrats. But he can’t hide his cockamamie health plan. He took the genie out of the bottle himself. In over forty years in politics, I have never seen a more incompetent, a more embarrassing candidate at the statewide level than Dr. Steve.
“Steve, before the ballot closes it’s time to say by, by. And go back to being a rich doctor. Take the million dollars you promised to spend on your campaign, and run. For the door,” Martin will state.
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. He is Executive Editor of ContrarianCommentary.com. Comments and columns also posted at AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com, AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com. MEDIA CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell phone (917) 664-9329.