Martin challenges Illinois State Republican Chairman Patrick Brady to condemn Hughes or face a civil rights lawsuit.
Martin heads to Champaign, Illinois Friday to issue major policy statement on the future of the Republican Party. Martin says D. Paul Caprio and Patrick Hughes have created a “hostile environment” for Black participation in the Republican Party.
U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Illinois Republican State Chairman Pat Brady must condemn racist attacks by Patrick Hughes and “Ku Klux Klan” Caprio
Martin says there is no room in the Republican Party for racists such as D. Paul Caprio and Patrick Hughes; they are an embarrassment to the party of Lincoln
Martin heading for Champaign, Illinois
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Andy Martin says that the racist attacks of self-styled “conservative campaign consultant” D. Paul Caprio and his “client” Pat Hughes on African-American candidates are a disgrace to the Republican Party
Martin says Republican State Chairman Patrick Brady must either condemn Caprio and Hughes or face the consequences in court
Martin is working to expand, increase and enhance African-American participation in the Republican Party
Martin says the efforts of Patrick Hughes and D. Paul Caprio to remove African-American candidates from the ballot are reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan attitudes
Martin says “Champion News” and businessman Jack Roeser should also disassociate themselves from Hughes and his supporters
Martin will be in Champaign Friday to deliver a major statement on the future of the Illinois Republican Party
(CHICAGO)(October 8, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, October 8th to condemn Republican “slime balls” D. Paul Caprio and senate candidate Patrick Hughes for attacking African-American candidates in the Republican Party and seeking to remove them from the primary ballot.
“A few days ago, Hughes attacked unemployment compensation,” Martin says. “Now he demands that Black candidates withdraw from our statewide primary. Caprio and Hughes are a disgrace to Illinois Republicans. "
Martin says Caprio and Hughes are creating a “hostile environment” for Black participation in the Republican Party. Martin is a long-time supporter of civil rights and spoke of the need for Republicans to support civil rights at the Coles County Republican Dinner on October 1st.
“I call on Republican State Chairman Patrick Brady to condemn these actions by Caprio/Hughes or face a civil rights lawsuit from my campaign. I will not tolerate blatant racism in the Illinois Republican Party," Martin says.
“I have been working hard as a candidate to welcome, invite and recruit African-American participation. I find it bizarre that the so-called ‘Jesus wing’ of the Republican Party is supporting blatant racists such as Caprio and Hughes. There is no place for Ku Klux Klan tactics in the Illinois Republican Party. Either Brady shows leadership, or I will lead him into a courtroom.
“Caprio/Hughes’ demand that Black candidates withdraw from the U. S. Senate primary is racist and irrational.
“Caprio/Hughes do not owe just Blacks an apology; they must apologize to every Republican for seeking to single out African-American candidates for denial of the right to run. The ‘right to run’ is a constitutionally protected right.
“I have previously condemned efforts by so-called 'conservative' party leaders to discourage people from running for office. I welcome any and all opposition, from Mark Kirk to anyone else.
“Now I know why the ‘smoke-filled room nine’ met in secret in Bloomington in August to ‘interview’ Hughes after Caprio took $10,000 from his creepy candidate. These men met in secret to duplicate the ‘Klavern’ tactics of the Klan. Did they burn a cross before they ‘endorsed’ Hughes?
“Hughes’ major problem is that he only ‘discovered’ the Republican Party last year, voting Republican for the first time in his life in 2008. A few months later he ‘discovered’ he was qualified to be a candidate for national office. Wow. Maybe he should go back to square one and ‘discover’ our party was founded by Abraham Lincoln. Illinois blood was shed to save the union from slavery and secession.
“Sadly, Illinois voters, and especially Republican voters, are ‘discovering’ Pat Hughes is nothing more than a campaign dummy for puppeteer D. Paul Caprio. The attack on African-American candidates is only the latest example of unfitness on the part of Caprio/Hughes. Supposedly Caprio was removed from the Hughes campaign. Obviously, that claim was false.
“As for the so-called ‘Christian’ groups that support Caprio/Hughes, I can only say ‘Jesus wept’ when he realized these craven men were attacking African-American candidates.
“I spoke with businessman Jack Roeser last week. I respect many of his views. I do not think Roeser is a racist. But if Roeser allows his ‘Champion News’ to continue to ‘champion’ Hughes & Co., Roeser will be tainted by association with the Ku Klux Klan candidate for U. S. Senator, Patrick Hughes.
“Jack, say it isn’t so.” Martin will state.
“Either Republican leaders such as Pat Brady repudiate Hughes’ racism, or Illinoisans of every persuasion will repudiate our Party.”
Martin heads to Champaign for a major policy address Friday on the future of the Illinois Republican Party. Details and a schedule will be released later today.
October 8th news conference details:
U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Thursday, October 8, 2009 4:00 P.M.
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin demands that the Illinois Republican Party and Chairman Pat Brady condemn racist attacks by Pat Hughes and his evil manipulator Paul Caprio. Martin says Hughes should withdraw as a candidate because of his disgraceful behavior. Martin seeks to welcome and broaden African-American participation in the Republican Party.
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