Mark Kirk faces defeat and begins desperate campaign to block endorsements for his principal rival Andy Martin. Martin calls Kirk a “de facto Democrat.”
U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk’s Wheeling Township backers are trying to block precinct committeemen from endorsing Andy Martin
Martin says Mark Kirk is afraid to face Andy Martin on a level playing field
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FRIDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO
Andy Martin says Mark Kirk’s slimy tactics are backfiring
Martin asks “Why is State Chairman Pat Brady not condemning dirty tricks by Mark Kirk supporters? Does Brady support dirty tricks by his own candidates?”
Martin says the Republican Party’s “addiction to dirty tricks and back stabbing” is going to ensure defeat in November, 2010
Martin says it is time for Kirk to join the Democratic Party
Andy Martin demands that Pat Brady “Free Wheeling Township Republicans!”
(CHICAGO)(November 13, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Friday, November 13th to expose efforts by de facto Democrat Mark Kirk to prevent Wheeling Township precinct committeemen from endorsing Martin.
“Mark Kirk is so afraid of my campaign, his supporters in Wheeling Township are trying to rig the endorsement process on November 13th to prevent precinct committeemen from endorsing me,” Martin will state.
“I received the following redacted e-mail:
Prior to the endorsement session, [committeemen] are to hear from each of the competing candidates for the respective major political offices. Republicans of Wheeling Township (“ROWT”) sent invitations to each of the respective candidates.
Apparently, ROWT officials decided not to include Martin on the invite list.This response was disappointing in that, regardless of ROWT official's opinions, as a bone-fide candidate, it should be up to the ROWT Precinct Captains to decide whether to support or reject Martin’s candidacy. So, at this Saturday's endorsement session, Precinct Captains will probably see Martin’s name on the list, but will not have had the opportunity to hear his views as they have the other candidates
“This attempt to rig and fix the endorsement process shows that the Republican Party is crooked-to-the-core,” Martin says. “Pat Brady is asleep at the switch. Or is Brady encouraging efforts to bogus-up ‘endorsements’ for Kirk that lock out other candidates? Brady has ‘endorsed’ Kirk. A conflict of interest?
“When will the jokers who support Kirk learn that rigging endorsements and fixing the process to prevent committeemen from endorsing me will not save the little critter from certain defeat in November, 2010? Kirk is not electable statewide in Illinois.
“Kirk should do the right thing and join the Democrats. His attempts at a ‘90-day makeover’ as a ‘conservative’ are sad. The man is an embarrassment to himself. Kirk can’t put on lipstick and claim he has become a ‘red stater.’ He can’t deny his extreme liberal voting record.
“Let’s look at Kirk’s peculiar campaign behavior:
“Kirk recently released a ‘poll’ showing he was beating his ‘opponents,’ and left my name off his ‘poll’. Obviously, in Kirk’s own polls I was defeating him, so he tried to hide that fact by leaving out my name. Nice try, Markie.
“Now Kirk is trying to prevent Wheeling Township Committeemen from endorsing my campaign as the only genuine alternative to Kirk’s left-wing travesty. Kirk is so out of touch with reality he thinks his transparent dirty tricks will succeed. They won’t.
“Kirk’s own polls show me beating him; that is why he is trying to fix the Republican Party primary process. Kirk purchased Pat Brady’s loyalty and the so-called ‘State Central Committee’s’ loyalty with his fifty thousand pieces of silver, his $50,000 bribe to the state organization.
“Kirk loves to pass out bogus ‘endorsement’ sheets claiming people have endorsed his candidacy when they have not done so. Prominent among Kirk’s false claims was an ‘endorsement’ from Kirk Dillard. But Senator Dillard denies endorsing Kirk. If Mark Kirk is a liar on the small stuff, how can anyone trust him on the big issues? Oh, I forgot, we can’t trust Kirk on anything. One day he’s ‘for,’ and the next day he’s ‘against.’
“No one has to take my word for my electoral strength in the primary. Mark Kirk is trying to rig the wheeling Township endorsement to prevent committeemen from endorsing me. Kirk is running a ‘scorched earth’ campaign to save himself from defeat. His dirty tricks are going to boomerang on him from one end of the state to the other. Kirk is the ‘Combine Candidate,’ a Daley Machine confection that is addicted to corruption and dirty tricks, and to undermining the Republican Party.
“I call on Pat Brady to condemn Kirk's dirty tricks and ‘Free Wheeling Township Republicans’ so they can endorse my candidacy for U. S. Senator and send Mark Kirk a message he doesn’t want to hear: Join the Democrats, Markie; that’s where you belong. Stop running away from your voting record and face reality. Ask your butt boy Rahm Emanuel for a job with Obama. They love ya.”
November 9th news conference details:
U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Friday, November 13, 2009 3:00 P.M.
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Wheeling Township supporters of Mark Kirk are trying to prevent precinct committeemen from endorsing Andy Martin
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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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