Andy Martin is coming to Southern Illinois with a blockbuster series of events – “Building the Future of Southern Illinois”
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS/NEWS CONFERENCES IN MATTOON, CARBONDALE, EFFINGHAM AND FAIRFIELD
ANDY MARTIN LAUNCHES A NEW STATEWIDE HIGH-SPEED RAIL INITIATIVE WITH TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN MATTOON, CARBONDALE, EFFINGHAM AND FAIRFIELD
MARTIN SAYS HE IS THE ONLY VIABLE "DOWNSTATE” CANDIDATE IN THE U.S. SENATE RACE IN EITHER PARTY
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HAS CREDITED ANDY MARTIN WITH BEING THE CATALYST BEHIND WHAT BECAME INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 39; NOW ANDY WANTS TO BUILD A HIGH-SPEED RAIL NETWORK LINKING ILLINOIS WITH MIDWEST CITIES
MARTIN THRASHES MARK KIRK AS A “REPUBLI-CRAT”
(CHICAGO)(October 1, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin launches a major new high-speed rail proposal with a series of town meetings in Mattoon, Carbondale, Effingham and Fairfield. Martin’s schedule follows below.
Martin will also be speaking at Republican Party events and meeting with Republican leaders as he seeks to “blow out” Mark Kirk’s liberal campaign and discredit Kirk’s “anti-family” agenda.
“Years ago the Chicago Tribune called me an ‘absolutely brilliant campaigner,’” Martin says. “Well Southern Illinois is about to receive a blockbuster series of events that puts downstate interests front and center in the U. S. Senate race.
“I want to tie this state together, so that every region is connected to the world economy with a network of high-speed trains. A high-speed rail network will create quality infrastructure, quality jobs and add significant long-term value to the regional economy.
“In the next few days we plan to have a special web site devoted to Southern Illinois needs and concerns. Can my opponents match my knowledge of the area, my concern for its citizens, my commitment to build a 21st century economy for every part of Illinois and not just downtown Chicago? I will be senator for the people of Illinois, not senator just for the mayor of Chicago. Mark Kirk is the ‘Combine’ candidate of wealthy Republi-crats that bleed the economy of this state for their own selfish enrichment.
“Thursday we begin in Mattoon; Friday we launch our new http://www.illinoishighspeedtrains.com/ web site in Carbondale, Saturday I play the role of the ‘great pumpkin’ in Fairfield. Unlike the ‘great pumpkin’ in Peanuts, who was invisible, my campaign is out in the open. The people of Southern Illinois will see for themselves who is committed to their future and their families,” Martin says. “I am working hard to earn their votes and their support.
“Unlike my opponents, who don’t even know where ‘downstate’ is, I was the catalyst behind an interstate highway, Interstate 39, working for all the people of Illinois. My opponents make promises; I deliver performance.”
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Thursday, October 1
1:00 P.M. Mattoon, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail and
economic development, Mattoon Amtrak Station
6:30 P.M. Coles County Republican Dinner (Andy speaking)
Lifespan Center, Loxa Road, behind Sarah B. Lincoln Hospital
Friday, October 2
8:00 A.M. Carbondale “Meet the Candidate” breakfast, call (917) 664-9329 for details, informal meeting with Andy
3-4:00 P.M. Carbondale, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail and economic development; Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Room 116
5-7:00 P.M. Carbondale, Andy visits Carbondale Art and Wine Fair
Saturday, October 2
10:00 A.M. Effingham, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail
and economic development, Effingham Amtrak Station
1:00 P.M. Fairfield, Town Hall Meeting, High-speed rail and economic development, Development Commission, 121 E. Main St.
2:00 P.M. Fairfield, Andy visits Fairfield Pumpkin Festival (downtown Fairfield)
6:00 P.M. Fairfield, Wayne County Republican Dinner (Andy speaking) Cumberland Presbyterian Church
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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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