U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin highlights the withdrawal of an endorsement of his opponent Pat Hughes, by a conservative group. Hughes’ collapse began after Martin exposed Hughes as a fraud in a WLS-TV debate. Hughes’ own law school classmate calls Hughes’ campaign “moribund.” “The Illinois U. S. senate primary boils down to Martin v. Kirk on February 2nd. If I finish off Mark Kirk on February 2nd,” says Andy Martin, “then that’s a real Reagan revolution.” Martin’s next embarrassing scandal involves a “link” between Governor Jim Thompson and Mark Kirk. Listen to Andy TODAY on WJBC-AM 1230 Bloomington.
U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes is living off his wife’s earnings, is a closeted “Mr. Mom”
Martin says that “Hughes the home builder” is not building any homes or “developing” any land
Martin exposed Hughes as a fraud in Channel 7 debate
Martin exposes that Hughes’ wife works for the Chicago Tribune, explaining why the Tribune is concealing embarrassing details of Hughes campaign buffoonery
ANDY MARTIN /2010
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO
Andy Martin calls Pat Hughes “Humpty Dumpy Hughes” and says withdrawals of endorsements have effectively ended the Hughes campaign
Martin says that the blog postings by groups that have withdrawn endorsements, and the “fork” by law school classmate “TeamAmerica10th” have buried the Hughes campaign
Martin challenges Hughes to release locations of his “home building” and “real estate development,” says Hughes’ business entities are defunct at the Secretary of State
Martin says the fact that Hughes’ wife is a partner in the law firm that represents the Chicago Tribune explains why the Tribune has not exposed Hughes’ campaign fraud
Martin says Hughes has made a laughingstock of “conservatives” who support Hughes
LISTEN TO ANDY TODAY ON WJBC-AM BLOOMINGTON (4:40 P.M.) AS MARK KIRK ROLLS INTO MCLEAN COUNTY WITH STOOGE PAT BRADY
(CHICAGO)(January 18, 2010) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Monday, January 18th to claim that Patrick Hughes is a “closeted Mr. Mom who masquerades as a ‘home builder’ and ‘developer’ but is really a stay-at-home dad who lives off the earnings of his wife.”
Martin charges that the Chicago Tribune is concealing embarrassing news about Hughes because Hughes’ wife is a partner in the law firm which represents the tribune.
Martin says that his disclosure in a Channel 7 televised debate Thursday that Hughes’ contributors were withdrawing support has caused a cascade of withdrawals of support and collapse of the Hughes campaign.
Martin says Hughes is increasingly making a “laughingstock” of the “conservatives” who supported him. “They bought a pig in a poke,” Andy says. “Paul Caprio has pulled off the biggest political scam in history, and made conservatives look like jerks. Jack Roeser has been taken to the cleaners by John Biver and Doug Ibendahl. Heads will roll.
“Pat Hughes claims in campaign forums and claimed on WLS-TV’s televised debate that he is a ‘home builder’ and ‘developer.’ My campaign has done a diligent search of records. We cannot find any ‘homes’ that Hughes is ‘building.’ We cannot find any land that Hughes is ‘developing.’ All we can find based on our investigative methods is that Hughes is a stay-at-home dad who is supported by the earnings of his wife.
“Now there is nothing wrong with being a Mr. Mom. And if Hughes was honest about his lack of employment, and stopped lying abut ‘home building’ and ‘developments,’ I would be the first to congratulate him as Mr. Mom. But just as I have exposed Mark Kirk’s hypocrisy, I now expose Pat Hughes hypocrisy as well. Both are hollow men with paper maché public lives.
“I challenge Mr. Hughes to disclose the locations of any ‘homes’ he is ‘building.’ I challenge him to disclose the locations of his current ‘developments.’ I challenge Mr. Hughes’ ‘conservative’ backers to demand the same evidence. I challenge the media to do likewise. The only development Hughes has been identified with is the Ocean Atlantic fiasco that has defaulted on its performance bonds.
“Hughes’ initial claim to be a developer rested on two separate operations. Both appear to be defunct or nearly bankrupt at this time. The website for Ocean Atlantic development claims that “Prior to joining Ocean Atlantic, Mr. Hughes was a founding member of Kelly Hughes Homes, LLC and AEH Properties”:
“AEH appears to be defunct:
“Kelly Hughes has failed to file its reports and may be defunct:
“So, if Hughes’ firms are defunct or inactive, he is not currently a ‘real estate developer’ or ‘home builder’ based on those organizations. They are history.
“Ocean Atlantic claims that Hughes is a ‘General Counsel’ for that firm:
“While Hughes’ actual relationship with Ocean Atlantic is unclear, that firm is still in business although just barely. Hughes’ current claim to be a ‘developer’ appears to rest on his connection with an Ocean Atlantic project, Westbury, which is a failed real estate ‘development.’
“Sadly, if Hughes’ claim to be a real estate developer in the present or recent past is based on Westbury, Hughes is living in a delusional, Walter Mitty world. ‘Westbury’ is dead as a doornail. Hughes was linked to Westbury at its inception:
“But Westbury has been controversial and troubled from its inception:
“Most recently, Westbury’s on site marketing was found to be ‘faded and unattractive,’ http://www.yorkville.il.us/documents/
“The City of Yorkville has apparently defaulted Hughes’ firm and called on bonding companies to make good on their fidelity bonds:
“Defaulted bonds? Faded and unattractive on-site marketing?
“What kind of a ‘real estate developer’ was Patrick Hughes?
“Is Pat Hughes now just a Mr. Mom who is masquerading as a businessman? The time for truth-telling is here, Mr. Hughes.
“Hughes’ campaign has been devastated by defections, withdrawn endorsements and back-stabbings by ‘friends’ since the Channel 7 debate on January 14th:
“Hughes’ own law school classmate calls his campaign ‘moribund:’
“All of this is happening in the wake of the Channel 7 debate, where I skewered Hughes and exposed him as a pompous name-dropper who dropped the names of Kirk Dillard and Tom Cross without any basis to do so.
“Mr. Hughes, go home. Your scam has been exposed. Your campaign is over. ‘Humpty Dumpy Hughes’ cannot be put back together again. The ‘TeamAmerica10th’ blog postings confirm that fact. All someone has to do is read the links in this column, and see the truth for themselves,” Martin says.
ANDY IS SCHEDULED TO BE INTERVIEWED TODAY ON WJBC - 1230 AM, BLOOMINGTON, 4:40 P.M; MARK KIRK AND HIS SOCK PUPPET PAT BRADY ARE ALSO IN BLOOMINGTON
ANDY MARTIN’S NEXT SCANDAL: THE LINK BETWEEN GOVERNOR JIM THOMPSON, MARK KIRK AND THE BOGUS “DEBATE” KIRK IS SCHEMING TO PRODUCE
January 18th news conference details:
U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting)
Monday, January 18, 2010, 4:00 P.M.
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says Patrick Hughes campaign is over, exposes Hughes as a closet “Mr. Mom,” says “Hughes the home builder” is not building any homes
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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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