Andy Martin tells Texan Cornyn to “keep his hands off Illinois:” Martin will “take on all comers” for the 2010 Illinois U. S. Senate nomination to face Roland Burris
ANDY MARTIN /2010
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INTERNET POWERHOUSE ANDY MARTIN SLAMS TEXAS SENATOR JOHN CORNYN FOR MEDDLING IN ILLINOIS POLITICS
MARTIN SAYS CORNYN’S SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE IS A HOTBED OF CORRUPT POLITICS AND RIGGED PRIMARIES.
MARTIN ALSO SAYS THAT CORNYN IS INDIRECTLY A DUPE OF THE DALEY MACHINE, SINCE THE SENATOR IS WORKING THROUGH DALEY OPERATIVE ANDY MCKENNA
MARTIN SAYS HE, NOT REPRESENTATIVES MARK KIRK OR PETER ROSKAM, IS THE STRONGEST CANDIDATE TO TACKLE SENATOR ROLAND BURRIS IN 2010
(CHICAGO)(March 24, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and 2010 U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin today ripped Senator John Cornyn for coming to Illinois as the dupe of Daley Machine operative Andy McKenna. McKenna controls the Illinois Republican Party as a Daley fiefdom, and has threatened to sue Republicans who seek direct election of state central committee members.
“Two years ago, Cornyn’s own ‘committee’ helped rig the senate primary to nominate McKenna’s clown for the U. S. Senate,” Martin says. “McKenna’s record of corruption and incompetence speaks for itself. Now he is using the billion-dollar McKenna Family fortune to threaten frivolous lawsuits against Republicans who want democracy in our state party leadership.
“Senator Cornyn should clean his own stables before he comes to Illinois and steeps in McKenna’s poop,” Martin added.
“I am running for the U. S. Senate and I will take on whomever the corrupt Republican Party bosses put up to oppose me. I am asking for only one thing: an open senate primary with no backroom deals, no ‘endorsements’ and no bogus influence from Beltway operators such as Cornyn. Is a primary with real democracy too much to ask?”
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March 24, 2009
Senator John Cornyn
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
via fax (202) 228-2856
Dear Senator Cornyn:
You are making news today for coming to Illinois to support my potential primary opponents.
Welcome to the Illinois Republican Party, which is owned and operated by the McKenna family and managed as a subsidiary of the Daley Machine. The McKennas are major contributors to, and subservient to, the Daley Machine and the bipartisan combine that has institutionalized corruption and destroyed this state. So much for your host.
McKenna’s most recent claim to fame is that he has threatened to sue Republican Party supporters for advocating direct election of state committee members. How is the state committee elected in Texas? In smoke-filled rooms by party bosses? That’s McKenna’s style.
While we are on the topic of corruption, you might also begin by reforming and cleaning house at your own Senatorial Campaign Committee. In the last election cycle, your committee tried to rig the Illinois U. S. Senate primary by supporting a McKenna stooge. McKenna’s sole interest was in defeating me in the primary. He did nothing to support the November nominee. McKenna’s candidate (your committee’s choice) was an embarrassment. His performance was pathetic; he never attacked Senator Durbin on the incumbent’s weaknesses. Now McKenna wants to anoint another stooge for you to support. Poor little rich boy Andy McKenna is obsessed with defeating me, not the Democrats.
You are promoting two congressmen as possible opponents for me. I have a suggestion for you. Why not let Illinois primary voters make up their minds without threats from you, and without trying to rig the primary in advance? Those Daley-style shenanigans don’t work here, and they probably don’t work in Texas where the Republican Party is also losing ground.
Republicans need to start listening to voters instead of dictating to them.
I am going to be in Washington April 2-4 in case you have the time to meet with me and have any interest in doing so. Give me a call. Maybe contact with the real world would be helpful to you. I can certainly tell you why I am a far stronger candidate than Mark Kirk or Peter Roskam to go against Roland Burris.