Chicago news conference-Senator mark Kirk financial scandal - Corruption fighter Andy Martin offers to help Illinois Republicans
National corruption fighter Andy Martin will hold a
news conference today,
Wednesday, August 12th to announce he has offered to challenge Senator Mark
Kirk if Chicago conservatives can raise a campaign fund to
defray the cost of getting Andy’s name on the primary ballot. Andy was already in
Illinois standing by for the latest
Kirk financial scandal to appear in the media (link below). Kirk has been
accused of violating federal campaign finance laws and could be fined or
prosecuted and go to jail. “Because I have already run against Kirk, and I have
a track record of exposing his lies and telling the truth, I can mount an
effective opposition where a rookie opponent cannot,” Andy says. “I am not
anxious to run, as my letter explains, but I sincerely believe it would be an
insult to the People of Illinois for Republicans to support and renominate Kirk
for reelection. Hint: it is only going to get worse for him and, therefore,
worse for the Illinois Republican Party. I am very proud that my lifetime of
energy and continuing efforts to fight corruption are helping lead the way for
a rebirth of public integrity in Chicago and across the nation.” Illinois
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday August 12th Chicago
Andy Martin responds to the latest financial fraud by Senator Mark Kirk, offers to challenge Kirk in the primary
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) ( Chicago August 12, 2015) Andy
Martin’s letter to Illinois Republicans offering to challenge Mark Kirk follows:
I am writing to you about the continuing scandals involving
Senator Mark Kirk. Kirk’s
latest financial shenanigans are major news today. But Kirk has had shady
dealings his entire life. U. S.
five years ago to live in Illinois . But at the time I promised
Illinoisans I would not abandon my anti-corruption efforts and we continue to
do our best to beat back the relentless flood tide of corruption and political
perfidiousness in this state. New Hampshire
Later this week I will be in
for a three-day series of
events in which I announce my national plans. You will be receiving updates for
all of the events and if you happen to be in the DC area, by all means stop by. Washington, DC
Two days ago I announced my efforts to block corruption at the
. In my news release at the
time I stated I was in University of Illinois for “another corruption
investigation.” Now you know what it was/is: the Mark Kirk campaign finance and
criminal fraud imbroglio. I was tipped off in advance. (See link below in Links
Let me get to the point. Because of my national plans and national base in
, I have no plans to run
against Kirk in the 2016 primary. But, because of a quirk in the U. S.
Constitution, I do not need to be a citizen of New Hampshire to challenge Kirk in the
primary (I need to be a citizen of the state if I am actually elected to
office). So I could run against him as part of my national anti-corruption
conservatives have not
taken any serious steps to challenge Kirk. However, if any one or some of you
want to organize and raise a campaign fund of $25,000 to cover the costs of
ballot access in the primary, I will accept the call and come back to file
against Kirk in the primary. Illinois
A U. S. Senate candidate can’t be a rookie. Senate candidates need extensive national and international experience, as well as prior statewide campaign experience. At present, there is no experienced opposition to Kirk, which is why I am making this offer. Joe Walsh, for example, has dithered for months as to whether he might, or might not, run against Kirk. If someone is seriously going to file against Kirk in the primary, they need to start running now, or as soon as a ballot access campaign fund can be raised in my case.
My preference would be for someone who is both experienced and based in
to tackle Kirk. But if no
one is willing to step forward to present the case against Kirk, if any of you
want to collect the funds necessary to get my name on the ballot I will take on
that campaign as part of my overall national operation. Illinois
Here is why Kirk must be challenged:
1. Kirk obtained his office by fraud
In 2009-2010 I explained how Kirk was lying about his military background. I also exposed the media cover-up. Kirk told the media about imaginary battles where he had come under attack (all delusional, and all before his stroke). My original web site is still available, and the Pentagon letter is still posted there (see www.MarkKirk.us and scroll down). On the web site I accused Kirk of inflating his military record and documented my charge with a Navy document. What happened? A media covr-up of Kirk’s lies?
While the media lied to you before the primary, the truth emerged after the primary: Kirk was a military fraud who claimed imaginary roles, nonexistent positions and faux military awards. Kirk was a Walter Mitty “warrior.” The media had lied to the people of
; I had told the truth.
(Surprise.) If the truth had come out before the primary, there is a serious
doubt whether Republicans would have nominated a military fraud as their
2. Kirk is not physically able to serve as a senator
Kirk is disabled. There is no shame in being ill or growing old. It happens to every last one of us. But being a senator is a physically demanding job. The job of a senator is also mentally demanding. Kirk cannot even speak properly at committee hearings. He has become a mannequin for his staff members to manipulate. As for his apparently former Cameroonian man-servant (see Tribune story), what can I say (see link below)? Even in the choice of a personal attendant Kirk showed manifest bad judgment; he chose a career criminal.
Kirk can’t walk and he can’t talk. That is the truth. Kirk’s “recovery” has probably reached its maximum. I am sorry for his illness but I do not need to apologize for raising the obvious fact Kirk can’t care for himself (see Tribune story link below about the Cameroonian man-servant and swindler). Kirk is a growing embarrassment in
and he will now come under
more intensive criminal investigation. Washington
3. Kirk is still lying about his military record
After Kirk was elected he probably thought his military fraud was “laundered” by the 2010 election and his earlier lies would be forgotten. With Kirk, lying about himself approaches a psychological illness completely apart from his physical ailments. Soon after being elected, Kirk started inflating and exaggerating his military credentials again. I am keeping a file of Kirk’s latest military lies.
4. With all due respect, Governor Rauner is wrong
Governor Rauner is supporting Kirk for reelection. Governor Rauner is wrong. As you are probably aware, I would not be afraid to stand up to Rauner, but I am not going to pick a fight with him gratuitously either. But Rauner is dead wrong. Kirk will be a massive burden for the entire ticket. Seeing Republicans run a disabled man as their best choice is going to make the entire Republican Party look weak and disabled.
Kirk’s latest financial shenanigans, using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, have landed many politicians in jail. He has now been exposed (link below) and the latest disclosures put an end to his prospects. Why run a “dead man walking” in a live campaign? It makes no sense. I know how Mayor Daley “the First” would have resolved the Kirk problem; I know how Rauner should resolve the matter. But running Kirk for reelection is suicidal.
5. Bottom line
There you have it. If you can find a better candidate, by all mean please do. I am not anxious to be distracted. But I also feel a sense of loyalty to Republicans, and to the People of Illinois; Kirk should not be renominated by default. You deserve better than a severely mismanaged and seriously misdirected Republican Party leadership. If someone wants to raise $25,000 in advance as a ballot access fund, I will get the petitions printed and stand in line to file them. If not, I love all of you and love this state and love my
and will be happy with
whatever you decide or don’t decide. If you need me or need my assistance, I
will not abandon you and will do what I can to help. If not, have at it. University of Illinois
Best wishes from
(Now that the Kirk story is
out I leave for NH his afternoon.) Go Granite! for the New Hampshire primary in 2016. New Hampshire
Can we still say “love and kisses,” or will that offend Megyn Kelly?
fighter Andy Martin Illinois
Andy Martin says he will challenge Mark Kirk in the Republican primary if conservatives collect a $25,000 ballot access expenses find in advance
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)
August 12, 2015;
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