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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE
U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN ANDY MCKENNA IS "CHRONIC CASH" CONTRIBUTOR TO SENATOR DICK DURBIN, MUST STEP DOWN OR FACE ACTION
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ASKED TO SET ASIDE "ENDORSEMENT" OF DURBIN STOOGE AS REPUBLICAN PARTY "ENDORSED" CANDIDATE
[Web text of release:
(CHICAGO)(December 28, 2007) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference Friday, December 28th at 2:00 P.M. to document that Illinois Republican Party leader Andy McKenna has been a chronic contributor to Senator Dick Durbin.
"Andy McKenna is the 'Manchurian Candidate' of Illinois Republicans," Martin will state. "McKenna has given campaign cash to Dick Durbin on four and possibly five occasions, and he persists in his charade of seeking candidates to 'oppose' Durbin. McKenna got the members of the State Central Committee to 'endorse' a Durbin stooge as my primary opponent. This is sickening, disgusting, and crooked 'Combine' politics. There is no way to de-emphasize or understate what McKenna is doing to corrupt, destroy and defeat the Illinois Republican Party.
"The public records speak for themselves. Republicans can click on the links, and then weep at what has happened to them:
Federal Election Commission database (searchable):
MCKENNA, ANDREW J JRMORTON GROVE, IL 60053SCHWARZ PAPER CO
DURBIN, RICHARD J VIA FRIENDS OF DICK DURBIN COMMITTEE
"Andy McKenna's manipulation of the members of the State Central Committee, his concealment of his conflicts of interest, and his seeming efforts to confuse campaign contributions by his father—who also gave campaign cash to Barack Obama—have made a joke of the Republican Party's leadership. McKenna's Durbin cash is clearly delineated as cash given by 'Jr.'
"McKenna and his father have only one interest, one goal in politics, the 'Combine's' interest, to give cash and to get political favors in return. Durbin was already known as a flaming liberal when McKenna gave Durbin cash—over and over again.
"The fact that McKenna convened a State Central Committee meeting earlier this month, without a printed agenda, and then made an oral motion to endorse his stooge who is being used to undermine Republicans and reelect Durbin, calls into question the competence of every SCC member. Dr. Steve Durbinberg should be cast out of the Republican Party as an imposter and fraud.
"I call on McKenna to resign and, if he does not do so, appropriate action will be taken against every SCC member who participated in McKenna's corrupt endorsement. For shame.
"How can Illinois news media, particularly newspapers, be
conducting 'endorsement' interviews of senate candidates without being aware or being made aware that McKenna, who is sponsoring Sauerberg, has been a Durbin supporter and is using his stooge Durbinberg to corrupt the February 5th primary?
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
WHERE: Telephone news conference:
Toll-free call-in number: (866) 295-5950
Participant code: 2090340
WHEN: Friday, December 28, 2007 2:00 P.M.
WHAT: Andy Martin attacks Durbin Contributor Andy McKenna
for corrupting the Illinois Republican Party and State
Central Committee, calls for McKenna's resignation and threatens committee members for conspiring to endorse Durbin stooge in the Republican primary
CONTACT: (866) 706-2639
© 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 site: AndyforUSSenator.com.