“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE – TODAY [WEDNESDAY]
U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN WILL NOT SUPPORT SAUERBERG, VOWS TO CONTINUE BATTLE AGAINST MCKENNACRATS AND “COMBINE” CONTROL OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
MARTIN WILL NOT ENGAGE IN A “PROFANE PROFESSION OF UNITY” FOR SAUERBERG, CALLS HIM A LIAR, EMBARRASSMENT AND COMBINE STOOGE
(CHICAGO)(February 6, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a sidewalk news conference Wednesday, February 6th at 2:00 P.M. to announce that he is not going to support Steve Sauerberg for the U. S. Senate. Martin will continue his efforts to reform and rebuild the Republican Party and to free the party from the corrupt control of “McKennacrats” and the bi-partisan “Combine” that corrupts and controls Illinois politics.
“Two years ago,” Martin will state, “I appeared at a ‘unity breakfast’ and supported the winner of the primary, Judy Topinka. The 2006 primary was not perfect, but it was reasonably clean and fair.
“This time Andy McKenna thought he could get away with a crooked primary, and he was right. With unethical county chairmen in counties such as Tazewell and Peoria locking the door at party dinners to senate candidates, with corrupt ‘endorsements’ conducted in secret, and with a gross corruption of the democratic process, McKenna and his ‘Combine’ handlers and cronies were able to nominate a designated loser for Dick Durbin.
“I repeat what I said during the primary: Steve Sauerberg is a joke and an embarrassment to the Republican Party and to the People of Illinois. He wants to strip senior citizens of Medicare protection. He wants to strip victims of medical malpractice of their right to a jury trial. He lied, and lied and lied during the primary. He even lied in a Baptist church.
“Loyal Republicans called me on election day because of their frustration and exasperation at being unable to get a straight answer from Sauerberg on basic issues of human life. Sauerberg’s prevarications were also disclosed in a recent Chicago Tribune story. To paraphrase another ‘statesman’ of the Democratic Party, ‘What was Sauerberg thinking?’ That he could keep lying right into the general election?
“I had no answer for Mike Psak when he asked me why Republican leaders were intent on rigging the primary and denying him, a first-time candidate, a fair chance to run for office. What sin has Psak committed that he should be degraded and locked out of the primary process?
“If my life stands for anything, it stands for truth, for ethics and for constant battle against corruption of the public trust. I cannot lie to the People of Illinois and pretend the Republican Party is led by honest leaders, when it is not. I cannot pretend we held an honest and open primary, when we did not. I cannot pretend that a lackey and stooge of the McKennas, father and son, who was put forth by so-called Republican leaders as a designated loser to lie down and surrender to Dick Durbin, is a serious candidate, when he is not.
“Because my life has been about truth telling, integrity and honoring the public trust I am not able to forfeit those ethical precepts and my personal integrity to support what I know to be a crooked cabal that corrupted the Republican primary and continues to undermine the Republican Party.
“The Emperor Caligula made his horse proconsul of Rome, and the McKennas, father and son, Combinecrats all, made Steve Sauerberg a ‘candidate’ when manifestly he is not. Caligula’s machinations were a disaster for Rome, and I have no doubt that the disaster and demoralization of the Republican Party will continue under Andy McKenna and his Democrat partners.
“I will not stand by in silence and bless this corruption and perversion of the public trust with a profane profession of ‘unity’.”
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
WHERE: Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and
Wabash (St. James Cathedral)(indoors at 30 E. Huron if
weather requires), Chicago
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2008 2:00 P.M.
WHAT: Andy Martin will not support Sauerberg
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. See also AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com; AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com.