Monday, December 28, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin is launching an unprecedented series of broadcast attacks on Mark Kirk beginning Monday, December 28th. Martin says that Kirk must answer Republican leaders’ questions concerning Kirk’s alleged homosexuality and homosexual relationship in Washington, DC. “There has never been another campaign like this,” Martin says. “We are going to turn the State of Illinois upside down on February 2nd, win the primary, stun both political establishments, go on to win election to the U. S. Senate and lead a counter-revolution to Barack Obama’s overthrow of our national institutions.”

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk must address allegations that Kirk is a homosexual

Martin says “the issue is not homosexuality, the question is hypocrisy; people are entitled to their privacy, they are not entitled to live public lives in the closet”

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
“The Name You Can Trust”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(866) 706-2639
www.AndyforUSSenator.com
www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

www.MarkKirk.us
www.IllinoisHighSpeedTrains.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

Andy Martin launches “D-Day” in Illinois politics: “Disclose the facts, Disseminate the truth and Defeat—Mark Kirk”

Martin says Illinois Republican voters deserve the facts and the truth from Kirk about Kirk’s alleged homosexual activity

Martin is blanketing the state with broadcast ads repeating allegations against Kirk made by another senate candidate’s supporters

Martin is already producing a second round of ads exposing Kirk’s other sexual peccadilloes

Andy says both parties struggle with closeted gay public officials.

(CHICAGO)(December 28, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, December 28th to announce that he has begun a statewide campaign of advertising suggesting that Mark Kirk must address media rumors of his homosexuality.

“The Chairman of Illinois Democrats for John McCain has accused Mark Kirk of being a homosexual, and living with another homosexual man in Washington, DC. Kevin DuJan, who was recognized by National GOP Chairman Michael Steele in April, 2009 as a 2008 John McCain leader, has published a widely circulated article claiming that Democrats are planning to expose Kirk’s homosexuality to retain the U. S. Senate seat in November, 2010.

“These accusations demand a full explanation from Kirk himself. Kirk’s attempts to brush off his critics with a statement claiming they ‘demean’ him will not wash with Republican primary voters. It seems that everywhere Kirk goes, ‘rumors’ follow in his wake. That’s very unusual.

“Interestingly, all of the persons behind the current Kirk attacks appear to be motivated by support for another GOP candidate in the senate primary, not my campaign.

“Earlier, Lake County Republican leader Ray True accused Kirk of being a homosexual, and said he ‘knows Kirk pretty well.’ Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Roeser said there is a ‘solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.’ Both men support another GOP candidate, not my campaign.

“Let me be clear. Homosexuality is not the issue. Every person is entitled to privacy, and everyone is entitled to equal protection of the laws. But when someone such as Kirk steps into the public arena, and wants to be elected to one of the top 100 public offices in a nation, he owes Illinois voters a campaign in the open, not a ‘campaign in the closet.’ Who does he share a house with in Washington?

“Republicans have had a persistent homosexual problem over the years, most recently with Congressman Mark Kirk and Senator Larry Craig. But both parties struggle with closeted gay man as public officials, such as Wisconsin U. S. Senator Herb Kohl and Florida Governor Charlie Crist. We need to deal honestly with human behavior.

“In my six decade career of political reform and corruption fighting in Illinois, I have been dedicated to finding the facts and searching for the truth. It is now an objective fact that some Republican leaders are making accusations against Kirk. He has to answer them. He cannot be a credible candidate for the United States Senate while accusations of homosexuality, sham marriages and live-in ‘boy friends’ are swirling around him.

“Finally, while the Kirk—is-a-homosexual story line has been all across the Republican Party leadership, and on the Internet, Republican primary voters are being kept in the dark. That’s wrong. That’s hypocritical. Kirk is swamping the state with bogus ads touting his conservative credentials while concealing his convoluted personal lifestyle from the public. Illinois State Republican Chairman Pat Brady knows the truth: how can Brady be a leader and support a liar?

“All my broadcast advertising does is take the truth to the voters. Republican Party leaders are lying. Votes have a right to the facts and the truth.

“Ironically, the current attacks on Kirk do not come from my campaign; I have nothing to do with them. All of the attacks on Kirk originate with supporters of one of the other Republican senate candidates. That GOP ‘candidate’ has to accept or reject the actions of his campaign contributors who accuse Kirk of homosexuality.

“I should point out that while my current ad is based on the public accusations by others, we are preparing to air our own investigative exposé of Kirk’s involvement in additional sex scandals. The second batch of ads is now going into production.

“If we receive enough new campaign contributions we will move into TV as well. Money is the only constraint on our anti-Kirk advertising at this point.

“The Chicago Tribune editorial board once called me an ‘absolutely brilliant campaigner’ whose ‘public-relations skills are masterly.’ That’s why the Tribune locked me out of their ‘forum’ this month with Kirk. They were afraid I would embarrass Kirk, the Tribune’s rigged ‘Combine’ candidate. The Tribune does not deserve to survive as a newspaper; they have forfeited all of their journalistic integrity.

“I am the only candidate with over forty years of radio and TV experience. I am fighting a ‘David and Goliath’ battle against Kirk. But if Kirk wins, Obama wins; if Kirk wins, America loses. I must not fail.

“I can say without fear of contradiction that January, 2010 is going to be a ‘month to remember’ in Illinois politics. The political decade is going to start with a bang. We are taking the truth to Illinois voters; it may be uncomfortable for some.

“But if a candidate hasn’t got the guts to stand up and tell voters the facts and the truth about his primary opponent, how is he going to stand up to Barack Obama and stop the socialist revolution?” Martin says. “I am ‘the name you can trust’ for U. S. Senator because I tell voters the truth. All of the references for the claims in my advertising follow these remarks (see below).

“I expect to win the Republican primary, and go on to sweep away the Democratic candidate. One year from now, I will be Illinois’ own senator, and America’s senator, as I lead the battle to stop Barrack Obama and his anti-American agenda from destroying this great nation.”

SOURCE MATERIALS ON KIRK HOMOSEXUALITY ALLEGATIONS:

www.ChampionNews.net:

[GO TO SEGMENT TWO]:

http://www.championnews.net/
article.php?sid=2165

www.Hillbuzz.org:

http://hillbuzz.org/2009/12/18/what-chicago-
democrats-are-planning-to-do-to-out-
republicans-mark-kirk-and-aaron-schock/


www.IllinoisReview.com:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/
illinoisreview/2009/12/rumor-source-is-
lifelong-democrat-and-burris-fundraiser.html


Kevin DuJan background:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/
p-j-gladnick/2008/11/04/lifelong-
democrat-who-supports-mccain-finally-found

-------------------------------------

December 28th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)

WHEN:

Monday, December 28, 2009 3:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Mark Kirk must address homosexual accusations, Washington “roommate” allegations circulating in the media

MEDIA CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
-----------------------------
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.
UPDATES: www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSAwww.facebook.com/AndyMartin Andy's columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. [NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in this story on our blogs; find our latest edition there.]
MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com © Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

8 comments:

-eD said...

You disappoint me sir!

The Anti-Andy Martin said...

IL GOP condemns attack ad on Kirk

From the IL GOP:

"The Illinois Republican Party disavows the statements made today by Mr. Andrew Martin in his statewide radio advertisements. His statements today are consistent with his history of bizarre behavior and often times hate-filled speech which has no place in the Illinois Republican Party. Mr. Martin will no longer be recognized as a legitimate Republican Candidate by the Illinois Republican Party."

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In addition, it has been brought to our attention that Mr. Martin’s sources are now denying any such statements or allegations. According to Raymond True, a leader of the Republican Party in Lake County:

"Mr. Martin did not contact me in any way before making his announcement. The comments attributed to me are completely false. I request through the media that Andy Martin cease and desist from making any additional statements that are incorrectly attributed to me."

The Anti-Andy Martin said...

http://www.weareillinois.org/connect/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=8235

Wolverine said...

From The Chicago Tribune. (part 1)

Attack ad targets Kirk's sexual orientation
December 28, 2009 2:50 PM

A perennial candidate with a history of anti-Semitic rhetoric and legal disputes in federal court launched a radio ad for his Republican U.S. Senate campaign today that questioned the sexual orientation of the front-runner in the race.

Andy Martin, who has been sanctioned in federal court for filing hundreds of lawsuits and was found unfit to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court, has previously used the airwaves to attack political opponents including presidential candidates George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
This time, Martin is going after North Shore U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, a much better-known candidate seeking the Feb. 2 Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Obama.

A Tribune poll in early December showed Kirk far ahead of the rest of his five rivals for the Feb. 2 Senate nomination, with 41 percent support. Martin had 2 percent backing while the combined support for Kirk's opponents was 13 percent. A total of 46 percent of GOP primary voters were undecided.

In the radio ad, which aired today on WGN-AM and WBBM-AM, Martin attributes a "solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual" to conservative Republican businessman Jack Roeser. Martin's ad also claims that Raymond True, the chairman of the conservative Republican Assembly of Lake County organization, says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals.

The ad says Kirk should address the rumors.

Eric Elk, the campaign manager for Kirk, said in a statement that "the ad is not true and is degrading to the political process. The people of Illinois deserve better."

Pat Brady, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, issued a statement disavowing Martin's ad.

"His statements today are consistent with his history of bizarre behavior and often times hate-filled speech which has no place in the Illinois Republican Party," Brady said. "Mr. Martin will no longer be recognized as a legitimate Republican candidate by the Illinois Republican Party."

True said today that he "never made that statement" attributed to him by Martin. True said he appeared recently on a show hosted by Roeser on WIND-AM (560) and "I made a comment not about him (Kirk) at all, but that there were some people on his (Kirk's) staff that had a special orientation."

"I never said Mark was a homosexual and there's no evidence to that fact," True said in a telephone interview. "We know each other well."

On the WIND broadcast, Roeser criticized several Republicans for their support of gay rights and said of Kirk "a solid rumor is that he himself is homosexual," according to a podcast on Roeser's Web site.

Roeser was not immediately available for comment. The longtime conservative activist, who has chafed at the leadership of the state Republican Party, has backed several failed GOP candidates in bids for statewide office.

Neither Roeser nor True has backed Martin in the GOP Senate primary.

Wolverine said...

From The Chicago Tribune. (part 2)

For decades, Martin, previously known as Anthony R. Martin-Trigona, has sought a variety of public offices as a Democrat and as a Republican.

In Illinois, he received 34 percent of the vote in 2008 in losing a two-man race for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination to the little-known Steve Sauerberg. In 2006, he got less than 1 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate bid for the Republican nomination for governor.

In federal court filings from the 1980s related to bankruptcy proceedings against him, Martin called one federal judge a "crooked, slimy Jew, who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race." He also expressed sympathy to the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

In 1999 when Martin ran for president, he aired a TV ad in New Hampshire that said GOP contender George W. Bush "had a cocaine problem" and suffered from "alcohol abuse."

Martin gained some attention during last year's presidential contest by contending President Barack Obama was a Muslim and contesting whether Obama was born in Hawaii.

During the campaign, Martin was featured on a Fox News broadcast about Obama in which Martin contended that Obama's work as a community organizer was "training for a radical overthrow of the government." The Washington Post reported that a Fox News official later called Martin's appearance a "mistake" and said the guest had not been vetted properly.

Martin graduated from the University of Illinois law school, but the state Supreme Court in 1973 denied him admission to the bar and noted that his Selective Service record showed he had a "moderately-severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character."

The federal courts have repeatedly sanctioned him for what a U.S. district judge termed as Martin's filing of "a substantial number of lawsuits of a vexatious, frivolous and scandalous nature."

In e-mail commentaries, Martin refers to himself as an "insurgent Internet powerhouse" and a "legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic." He has filed unsuccessful lawsuits against the Tribune, questioned the integrity of its reporters and recently said he would not cooperate with the newspaper regarding his current Senate candidacy.

Wolverine said...

From The Chicago Tribune. (part 3)

Martin indicated he would go after rumors about Kirk in e-mails he disseminated during the summer. Those e-mails corresponded with the announcement that Kirk and his wife of eight years, Kimberly Ann Vertolli, had agreed to a divorce. Kirk's former wife attended and endorsed Kirk at his Senate candidacy announcement in July.

Kevin Metheny, program director at WGN-AM (720), said the station had no choice but to air the commercial under federal communications law and Federal Communications Commission rules for political advertising.

Metheny said the station, which like the Tribune is owned by Tribune Co., "is not allowed to edit or censor a candidate's political advertising, to limit it to a particular time of day, or to reject it as inappropriate."

WBBM-AM (780) said on its Web site that the station is required by the FCC to provide all legally qualified federal candidates with "reasonable access" and to "air political advertisements without censoring them."

David Oxenford, an attorney specializing in broadcast law with the Washington-based firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, said stations are very limited in their ability to refuse political advertising based on content from a legally qualified federal candidate.

"Unless an ad is legally obscene or violates a felony (statute), a station can't censor it," said Oxenford, who has represented broadcasters for more than 25 years. Oxenford said the federal requirement makes stations immune from civil lawsuits, though candidates have faced lawsuits over making allegations that are false and known to be false in their advertising.

-- Rick Pearson

Bambulka said...

Mr. Martin,

I have been a Republican all of my adult life.
Common sense tells me that the only way to win would be to fight a clean fight.
You sir are a disappointment to all decent people in this State.
All of my Republican friends and family will be voting for Mr. Kirk.

Wolverine said...

CAN YOU SAY POLITICAL SUICIDE???

YOU ARE DONE MR. MARTIN. YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RUN FOR OFFICE AGAIN.

THIS JUST CRACKS ME UP!

WAIT LONG ENOUGH AND AN IDIOT WILL DO HIMSELF IN.