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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Chicago news conference: Internet Powerhouse to seek President Obama's former U. S. Senate seat

Wednesday, February 25th corruption-fighter Andy Martin becomes the first announced candidate for Illinois' 2010 U. S. Senate primary election

Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124




Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin will seek Barack Obama's former U. S. Senate seat in 2010 Republican primary

Andy will run on his five decades of experience fighting political and judicial corruption

Martin enjoys worldwide respect for independence, integrity and accuracy

Andy challenges his potential Republican opponents to "Come on in"

(CHICAGO)(February 25, 2009) For the past five decades only one name has consistently been identified with fighting political corruption in Illinois. Andy Martin. As a young law student at the University of Illinois, Martin began by challenging "ghost voters" in Champaign County. He went on to expose local corruption by the "courthouse gang" in Urbana.

In 1969 Andy was part of a team that exposed two corrupt judges at the Illinois Supreme Court and forced them off the court. In the 1970's he sent corrupt Daley (I) Machine operatives to federal prison. See for a detailed biography.

Decade after decade, Andy has exposed corruption and official abuse nationally and in Illinois. (We even have a new Illinois Court of Appeals scandal coming later this week, or next. Watch for our exposure of Obama's Watergate-style "dirty tricks" operation against Andy, also in the works.)

Wednesday, February 25th Andy Martin will announce his candidacy for the U. S. Senate, to succeed incumbent Roland Burris in the seat formerly occupied by President Barack Obama.

"As the fog clears from the 2008 election," Martin says, "it is becoming clearer that Barack Obama feared me more than any of the other media. His inner circle went ballistic after I appeared on Hannity's America and presented the first coherent timeline for Obama's radical associations. Obama trembled when I landed in Hawai'i with the first investigative team and exposed local cronyism and corruption in that state. Obama & Co. did everything they could to stop me. But they couldn't. I cost Obama millions of votes, and I certainly cost him a bigger margin of victory.

"Starting in 2010, I want to cost him votes in the U. S. Senate.

"The Illinois Republican Party is controlled today by Daley Machine sympathizers, lead by Daley stooge Andrew McKenna, with McKenna's father pulling the strings behind the curtain.

"No Republican has a chance of winning statewide unless they break the stranglehold exercised by McKenna's corrupt 'State Central Committee' that does everything in its power to destroy Republican candidates. I call on this committee to resign, and I call on Republicans, Democrats and Governor Quinn to enact a law allowing every Republican to vote for the state committeeperson of their choice.

"I will take my campaign to all the People of Illinois, to Democrats, Republicans, independents; to Chicago, suburbs and downstate counties. To everyone and everywhere.

"In a year when the issue of corruption is paramount, no one remotely approaches my proven track record of success in fighting Illinois corruption over the past five decades. Peter Roskam? A very good man, but no corruption fighter. Mark Kirk, another very good man. And again someone with no record of fighting corruption. If these guys want to run, I say 'Come on in and join the fight for the future of Illinois. Don't be bashful.' I will take on all comers.

"More than being just local, I have established a worldwide reputation for independence, integrity and accuracy. I will tell the voters what they need to hear, not what Obama wants them to hear. If Republicans want a fighter in 2010, I am their only choice.

"Roland Burris? I have known Roland for over 30 years. He is a good man who has been sullied by the media. If he wants to work on a bipartisan basis for the next two years, he can have my assistance until I become the Republican nominee. But honestly, I don’t think Illinois' future lies in Roland's hands.

"Many people thought 2008 was the 'transformational' election. It wasn't. 2010 will either 'transform' America into Barack Obama's Banana Republic, a grander version of Chavez' Venezuela, or restore America's Constitution and return the USA to rational domestic and foreign policies.

"Today the battle for the future of America begins."



Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin


Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash
(indoors at 30 E. Huron if weather requires), Chicago


Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 4:00 P.M.


Andy Martin will seek Barack Obama's former senate seat in 2010 Republican primary


(312) 440-4124; Cell (917) 664-9329



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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 experience in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of Illinois'

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with over forty years 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.

His columns are also posted at; Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, see or

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Blogger WIZolman said...

You have to be kidding! You forgot to write: Written by Andy Martin.

2:45 PM  

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