Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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(CHICAGO)(September 16, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin brings his surging senate campaign to the Peoria-area Thursday with a series of three events:

First, Martin will conduct a “Meet and Greet” for Republicans who want to meet the senate candidate, at the Mark Twain Hotel in downtown Peoria from 7:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.

All Republicans are invited!

Second, Andy will hold a Town Hall meeting on Peoria’s future transportation needs. He supports expedited links between the Peoria, Chicago and St. Louis metropolitan areas. Details on the location of the town meeting will be provided later today.

Finally, Martin will march in the Central Illinois Tea Party Patriots procession from the U. S. Courthouse to the Peoria County Courthouse, starting at 11:00 A.M.

“I can’t commend central Illinois patriots enough for remembering Constitution Day,” Martin said Tuesday, September 15th. “Constitution Day is a forgotten holiday in American history but it was one of the most significant events in our republic. On September 17, 1787, American patriots signed the new Constitution and created a nation governed by limited federal powers, and an explicit separation of powers.

“We know the founders did a good job, because we have only had to amend the Constitution a handful of times over the ensuing centuries.

“Of course we still have a healthy debate about what the constitution means. That’s all to the good. Ultimately our Constitution is both an enabler and protector of our ‘inalienable rights’ mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

“Often we mistakenly think only of judges as protectors of the Constitution. But the Constitution clearly vests all three branches of government with a role in interpreting and implementing the document. Judges play a critical role, but they do not play the only role. U. S. Senators also have work to do, ensuring that our modern laws are faithful to the Constitution,” Martin said

Martin will issue media availability updates and locations for his Town Hall meeting later Wednesday, September 18th.

Martin will arrive in Peoria Wednesday evening to prepare for Thursday’s events.

“In 2008, I carried or almost carried forty counties, as well as receiving the votes of nearly a quarter of a million Illinois Republicans. My voters want to build on that base, and rebuild the Illinois Republican Party,” Martin said. “I have an unblemished forty-year career of fighting political corruption in this state, and fighting crooks in both parties. Every Illinoisan wants an honest U. S. Senator. My record of accomplishments stands head and shoulders above that of any of my competitors for the nomination.” See and


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The Anti-Andy Martin said...

Your record does stand head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates as a individual of low morals, sleezy tactics and outright insane moments.

Here's an example:

Now, try to explain these two of many examples of your character. You can't. Putting you in office would be like putting...sorry, there's no one I can think of that would be as bad as you in office.

God Bless the smart citizens of Illinois.

The Anti-Andy Martin said...

Read portions of an article from the Chicago Tribune about Martin in 2006.

Yet the Illinois Supreme Court denied him a law license, saying he lacked the fitness to be an attorney. Federal courts have repeatedly sanctioned him for what judges have said is his filing of hundreds of largely meritless legal actions. He's had several stints in jail.

He has repeatedly refused to answer questions from the Tribune and has in the past unsuccessfully sued the newspaper for libel. On Thursday, during a telephone news conference, he threatened to sue the Tribune over a recent poll on candidates for governor that showed he had support from fewer than 1 percent of likely Republican voters.

Martin also has expressed anti-Semitic attitudes in the past. When he ran for Congress in Connecticut in 1986, the name of his congressional campaign committee included the phrase "to exterminate Jew power in America," Federal Election Commission records show.

In a 1983 personal bankruptcy case, he referred to a federal bankruptcy judge as a "crooked, slimy Jew, who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race."

In a related court filing in the case, he also expressed sympathy to the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

"I am able to understand how the Holocaust took place, and with every passing day feel less and less sorry that it did, when Jew survivors are operating as a wolf pack to steal my property," Martin wrote in an April 21, 1983, personal bankruptcy proceeding.

In 1973, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to allow Martin admission to the bar. The court's decision noted that Martin, a University of Illinois law school graduate who was previously known by the name Anthony R. Martin-Trigona, had a Selective Service record that showed he had a "moderately-severe character defect manifested by well documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character."

Still, the court noted that "issues raised as to [Martin's] mental stability" did not need to be considered in light of other matters it cited in deciding that Martin lacked the qualities of "responsibility, candor, fairness, self-restraint, objectivity and respect for the judicial system" required for the administration of justice.

Among issues the high court cited in denying his law license were Martin's criticism of members of a bar review panel as "emotionally ill" and "scum," his filing of a petition asking that a parking violation be lifted because it was "entered by an insane judge" and his description of an attorney as "shaking and tottering and drooling like an idiot," according to court records.

A decade later, the federal court system began issuing sanctions against Martin for his filing of what one federal judge, Edward Weinfeld of New York, termed as "a substantial number of lawsuits of a vexatious, frivolous and scandalous nature." The courts eventually required him to obtain prior approval to file any legal action at any federal court. The restrictions require that judges, who are not identified to Martin, decide whether the filings have merit and should proceed.

The Anti-Andy Martin said...

This is the second half of the article.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals noted Martin's litigious conduct appeared to be an attempt to "harass persons who have unluckily crossed his path." The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago noted Martin's tendency "to exaggerate, to believe himself the victim of conspiracies where none exist, and to suspect without any reasonable basis that others are persecuting him."

Martin often touts his background as an assistant to the late U.S. Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.). Martin told a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 1975 that his service was as a summer intern for Douglas in 1966 and that he received $152 in pay.

Martin is currently registered to vote in two locations, one in Chicago and another in Florida, according to an election official in Florida and records in Chicago. But those same sources show Martin has not cast a vote in Chicago since he registered in 2003 or in Florida since 1996.

Still, Martin has run or attempted to run for public offices in Illinois and Florida numerous times since 1996, including for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 1998 and 2004, the presidency in 2000 and Florida governor in 2002. In 1998, Martin was on the ballot in Florida and received 184,739 votes, or 33.6 percent, in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee in Florida for a seat in the state Senate. He received 31,919 votes, or 27.4 percent of the vote.

In his current campaign, Martin has quoted from a 1978 Tribune editorial that called him "an absolutely brilliant campaigner" when he was running as a Democrat for U.S. Senate. But the rest of the editorial, which Martin does not quote, added that he "has no more business in the U.S. Senate than an elk has in a phone booth."

Martin has also had run-ins with the law. In 1980, he was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after being convicted of mail fraud. The conviction was later overturned.

Federal Bureau of Prisons records show Martin has spent several stints in several federal prisons on issues related to contempt of court.

Back in Florida, Palm Beach County Court officials say an arrest warrant for him remains active. Officials with the Palm Beach clerk's office said the warrant is still outstanding for Martin for violation of probation, stemming from a 1996 criminal mischief case in which he damaged a video camera belonging to a local TV station covering his campaign for state Senate. A judge ordered Martin to spend several months in jail but a paperwork glitch resulted in Martin's release after only about one month. They say he still has several months left to serve.