Illinois U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk repeatedly used racist remarks during his most recent two congressional campaigns. Martin says Kirk is unfit to be a statewide senate candidate. “Kirk on the statewide ticket locks the doors on 20% of the state’s homes,” Martin says. “Racism has no place in the Republican Party. Why was Kirk’s prior misconduct not condemned by party leaders? I am proud of my lifetime record of support for civil rights. Kirk should be ashamed of his disgraceful behavior. He owes every Illinoisan and every Republican voter a retraction and apology.”
Mark Kirk and Andy Martin will be the only statewide candidates marching in the Lake Forest Day Parade Wednesday
Kirk attended a Tuesday fundraiser in Chicago that was a desultory failure
As Kirk and Martin compete for Kirk’s fading “base,” the Republican senate primary becomes a two-man race
ANDY MARTIN /2010
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ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN LAKE FOREST
ANDY MARTIN SAYS MARK KIRK’S POLITICAL BASE IN TRADITIONAL CONSERVATIVE COMMUNITIES IS DESERTING HIM
MARTIN AND KIRK WILL OFFER COMPETING MESSAGES WHEN THEY FACE OFF IN THE LAKE FOREST DAY PARADE AUGUST 5TH
THE CHICAGO FUNDRAISER KIRK ATTENDED IN CHICAGO ON TUESDAY WAS A DESULTORY FAILURE
(LAKE FOREST, IL)(August 5, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Lake Forest news Conference Wednesday morning to demand that Mark Kirk retract, withdraw and apologize for his racist statements during Kirk’s 2006 and 2008 campaigns. Kirk referred to African-Americans as “thugs” and “goons.”
“By using racist attacks,” Martin says, “Kirk has locked the Republican Party out of 20% of the state’s homes and narrowed the potential electoral base for every Republican candidate.”
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
Andy Martin demands that Mark Kirk disavow, retract and apologize for his racist statements during his 2006 and 2008 campaigns.
Main entrance, Lake Forest Metra rail station
WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2009; 8:40 A. M.
MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639; CELL (917) 664-9329
(CHICAGO) The fund raiser featuring Mark Kirk on Tuesday August 4th was a desultory failure. Chicago Police provided six (6) officers and two patrol cards to protect Andy Martin from any retaliatory attacks because he was picketing the Peninsula Hotel where the $500 a person fundraiser was being held. The Peninsula Hotel security staff also deployed over a dozen security officers.
“It was like an armed camp out there,” Martin says. “But we got the message across. We are in this race to stay. Our spies inside the hotel said most of the attendees at the event were coming with free tickets, so it is likely the cocktail party will not be a moneymaker. Kirk is losing his fundraising touch. Tom Cross and Mark Kirk apparently gave away tickets to avoid an embarrassing appearance.
“We were there, with police protection, and we will continue to be there. Republican big-wigs may try to back Mark, but the average Republican voter despises Kirkie.
“And then there is State Senator Kirk (‘My real name is John Kerry’) Dillard, who attended the cocktail party. Dillard was listed as “for” Mark Kirk before Dillard said he was not supporting Mark Kirk. Which is it Dillard? Fish or foul? Are you for Mark Kirk, or neutral? You can’t be both. Dillard wants to be governor when he can’t even decide whether to make a public statement one way or the other disclosing if he is backing Mark Kirk or not?
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai'i years." Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of www.ContrarianCommentary.com. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.
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