Mark Kirk fears massive anti-Kirk demonstrations at his announcement of candidacy on Monday, July 20th
Illinois Republicans reject Mark Kirk for any office
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ILLINOIS' TENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT REPUBLICANS PROTEST AGAINST MARK KIRK
KIRK FEARS MASSIVE ANTI-KIRK DEMONSTRATIONS AT HIS ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANDIDACY ON MONDAY, JULY 20TH
(CHICAGO)(July 18, 2009) Almost every day we receive anguished e-mails from Republicans in Mark Kirk's 10th District disgusted with Kirk's performance in office.
Yet liberal Chicago newspaper reporters "endorse" Kirk. Beltway Republicans in Washington do the same. What gives? Is there a secret agenda? What hold does Kirk have on some members of the media? How does he exercise control over some members of the political establishment? We will have more to say in the days ahead.
It is time to deconstruct Mark Kirk and the masquerade he represents.
Here is a representative voter's unsolicited letter and our response, with redactions [ ] to protect the writer's privacy. We have never met the writer and the writer has no current connection with our campaign:
[July 17, 2009]
Dear Mr. Martin,I am a [10th District resident], IL resident and I have been a registered Republican since 1978. I have been married for [redacted] years, I have [children], the oldest of whom in headed off to [redacted] in the fall. My [child] worked on the Kirk for Congress campaign last year and I have voted for Mark Kirk every time he has run for Congress. I will never, ever do so again.I must admit that this past election I had to hold my nose when I voted for him, but his vote on the cap and trade bill raised his stench level to a point where holding my nose no longer works. [redacted]After his vote I went to his office, told them who I was and told them why I would never vote for him again. They simply said - "okay, we will pass that along to the congressman."With that said, I want you to know that if there is any way that I can help spread the word here in [Illinois] that Mark Kirk is the worst possible kind of politician (a liberal Democrat masquerading as a Republican) please let me know.I would also like to know more about you and your politics. While I am a registered Republican I am a supporter of [redacted] (though I support our military efforts in Iraq) I am sick of our government's growth and I want to see the size of the federal government drastically reduced. I want the government to help by simply getting out of the way. I believe in freedom, and somehow the people in Washington don't seem to anymore - including many so-called Republicans.I am willing to help defeat Mark Kirk, even if it means a Democrat gets elected. I would be really excited to help defeat Mark Kirk AND elect a real conservative to the Senate. I look forward to learning more about you so that I will know if you are that person.Respectfully,
[10th District resident] Northbrook, IL
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
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July 17, 2009
Many people share your frustration and disappointment with Mark Kirk. Take a look at our Kirk-related web site: www.MarkKirk.us.
With your permission I will add you to our e-mail list. You can always delete any of our columns that do not interest you.
The liberal media are trying to shove Mark Kirk down the throats of Illinois Republican voters. Lynn sweet of the liberal, pro-Obama (and anti-Andy Martin) Chicago Sun-Times said Kirk had a little "repair" job to do on conservatives. I think most Illinoisans want to trade Kirk in under the "cash for clunkers" program, not "repair" his abominable record. Repair is not in the cards.
National Republican "leaders" back Kirk. Why? Because these people (and Democrats are just as guilty) live in another world. Another world.
But we still have a voice, and we still have a vote.
We can stop Mark Kirk's malignant agenda: (a) to take away our guns to satisfy any-gun liberals; (b) to criminalize the Internet so that anyone who stands up to Obama can be charged with a crime; (c) to tax us into oblivion with "cap-and-trade" and health care, to the point where 50% of our national income is devoted to taxes. In my opinion, when you cross the 50% threshold, you have entered the "socialist zone."
I have a tremendous amount of experience (see www.AndyMartin.com; www.AndyforUSSenator.com; www.FirstRespondersOnline.us.), experience that would allow me to be an effective senator for every Illinoisan. The media don’t want you to know the truth about my background.
Ironically, the only people who respect my effectiveness are Obama's people; they attacked me in 2008 because I was costing them millions of votes with my anti-Obama Internet campaign. The media tried to smear me, and they only focused more attention on my efforts. I only wish Senator John McCain had done a better job. We could have won.
I am going to do my best to raise money to run attack ads against Kirk. If he beats us in the funding campaign, he will likely win. Obviously, we need to raise huge sums of money.
With your permission, I would like to redact or "scrub" your letter and distribute it to voters and the media without identifying information, together with this response.
I would sincerely appreciate any effort you can make on my behalf. With your help and the help of every honest Illinois Republican, we can defeat Kirk in the primary and win back Senator Everett Dirksen's old seat in 2010. As a historical footnote, I am probably the last Republican who will ever appear on a state ballot who was actually in Senator Dirksen's Capitol office.
You won't always agree with me and with every decision I make. But you will always feel comfortable that I am an honest man who is trying to do his best for the people of Illinois.
Again, thanks for your offer ofsupport; please do what you can,
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