Kirk, in an act of political desperation, takes a misleading “poll” and leaves off the name of his principal opponent, Downstate Illinois Republican Leader Andy Martin. Martin, in turn, ridicules Kirk’s fraudulent campaigning and calls Kirk a “disgrace to the Republican Party.” “I guess Kirk is really afraid of me. He is pretending I don’t exist. Little boys do that,” Martin says.
Mark Kirk issues bogus “poll” leaving off the name of his principal opponent
Mark Kirk is running scared [of Downstate Republican Andy Martin]
“The Hill” newspaper is a glaringly incompetent and unprofessional publication
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Andy Martin ridicules Mark Kirk’s bogus “poll” that left Martin’s name off the list of U. S. Senate candidates
Martin is the only U. S. Senate candidate who has run statewide before; Martin carried 45 counties in 2008. Is that why Kirk was afraid to list Martin’s name in Kirk’s phony poll?
Martin says that Kirk is “running scared, of [Andy Martin]”
(CHICAGO)(October 13, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and Downstate Illinois Republican Leader Andy Martin Tuesday ridiculed a bogus poll released by his principal opponent, ultra-liberal Congressman Mark Kirk.
“Kirk released a ‘poll,’” Martin said, “and eliminated the name of his only opponent who has ever run statewide. Last year, 2008, I ran in the U. S. Senate primary and carried or nearly carried (100 votes or less) forty five (45, count ‘em) counties:
“Yet my name is nowhere to be found in Kirk’s fraudulent poll.
“How could you conduct/release a poll and not mention the name of your only opponent who has run statewide before?
”Mark Kirk has contempt for Downstate Illinois Republicans and particularly Downstate Republican primary voters. Kirk just tried to erase a quarter of a million votes cast for me. Kirk tried to demonstrate his ‘strength’ by using names of candidates I have never heard if. That’s not a sign of ‘strength’ on your part, Kirkster, that’s a sign of your weakness.
“Kirk thinks he can bamboozle Downstate Republicans with his phony robo-calls and his misleading advertising paid for by Washington Beltway lobbyists. Downstaters aren’t so gullible they will be fooled by Kirk’s fraudulent campaign tactics.
“Downstaters have an opportunity to take back Illinois in 2010; I am leading a Downstate Revival of the Republican Party. I am working hard to see we field a full slate of state and federal candidates for office. That’s real leadership. What leadership has Kirk shown? None whatsoever.
“Why is it that every bogus political operation, from the corrupt IllinoisReview.com, to equally corrupt Congressman Mark Kirk, tries to pretend I don’t exist? Is it because the ‘Caprio conservatives’ are backing a crook as their candidate, and Mark Kirk is afraid of my shadow? Everyone sure goes out of their way to pretend I am not the 800-pound gorilla in the primary.
“How could ‘The Hill’ newspaper in Washington even dignify Kirk’s pre-Halloween joke by giving prominence to Kirk’s phony poll?
“In the former Soviet Union, they only erased the names of people that were threats to the regime. I represent a new kind of Downstate Republican leader: someone who will look after Downstate interests, but who has a statewide perspective and worldwide experience. No wonder Kirk and the rest of the ‘candidates’ in his ‘poll’ are afraid of me. They can’t match either my commitment or my qualifications.
“The bottom line: Mark Kirk is running scared. And I’m the one he’s afraid of,” Martin said. “Kirk’s bogus poll speaks for itself. Mark Kirk is a disgrace to the Republican Party.”
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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