Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin fights Illinois’ corrupt 13th congressional district

Independent Republican Presidential Candidate and Illinois corruption fighter Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Friday, April 13th to announce he is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit to block efforts by Congressman Tim Johnson to turn his reelection nomination over to local political bosses for a rigged political appointment. “Tim Johnson orchestrated a fraudulent primary election, and he was not the only one in on the scam,” Andy says. “The voters were defrauded, and Illinois has a history of similar primary election scams. It is part of the endemic political corruption in Illinois, which I have been opposing for forty-seven years.” Andy has asked Representative Randy Hultgren to provide some answers concerning “candidate” Jerry Clarke.

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Republican Presidential candidate Andy Martin takes action to block a congressional nomination from being transferred to political insiders in the Republican Party

Andy says he will ask a court to make Congressman Tim Johnson bear the costs of a new primary election

Andy opens his anti-corruption campaign by asking Congressman Randy Hultgren to explain the circumstances under which his “chief of staff” is serving

(CHICAGO) (APRIL 12, 2012) Independent Republican Presidential Candidate and Illinois corruption-fighter Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Friday, April 13th to announce he is planning and preparing to file suit to block Representative Tim Johnson from transferring his congressional nomination to Republican Party insiders.

Andy has launched his “campaign” by demanding that Congressman Randy Hultgren provide full documentation for the conditions under which Hultgren’s “chief of staff” is working 150 miles from Hultgren’s nearest congressional sub-office.

“When Democrats pull dirty deals, such as the Lipinski family’s transfer of their ‘hereditary’ congressional seat in 2004, Republicans scream. But then Republicans turn around and pull the same dirty tricks. It is clear that Representative Tim Johnson ran a scam campaign, a sham effort when he knew he planned to step aside and hand his ‘nomination’ over to political insiders in the corrupt Republican Party leadership.

“Once again Illinois’ ‘media’ are asleep. Where are the downstate editorials protesting this theft of the electoral process, this fraud on the voters? Nowhere. Downstate newspapers are no longer ‘media’ in any recognizable sense of the term. They are asleep.

“Ever since I went to the Illinois General Assembly as an intern in the 1965 session I have been working to fight political corruption in both parties. Both political parties in Illinois are crooked to the core. Taxpayers get screwed, voters get screwed, businesses get screwed and the great traditions of a great state have been raped so often that Illinois is no longer a great state. Illinois is politically prostrate and financially bankrupt.

“If Representative Johnson wanted to retire he should have stepped aside and allowed voters to choose his replacement. The scam of getting renominated so you can pass the nomination to insiders appears to violate the U. S. Constitution, and it also falls afoul of a recently-enacted state law (Public Act 97-0681) which is designed to protect political scam artists such as Johnson from being challenged by honest candidates after a bogus and fixed primary.

“I will be asking the court to fix the costs of conducting a new primary election on Representative Johnson, and I will ask that either the state or the party conduct a new primary election which is monitored by an outside entity such as local clerks or an independent auditing firm.

“There is no way the Republican Party can ever retake power in Springfield if it uses the same sleazy tactics as the Democrats. Republicans claim to hold themselves to higher standards; well I am holding my party to higher standards. I am holding the Republican Party to the standards set by the U. S. Constitution, which requires elections, not appointments to the U. S. House,” Andy says. “Ironically, I was a friend of Tim’s dad. Bob Johnson was a straight shooter. I liked and admired Bob, and I liked and admired his son, Tim. Bob would be just as irritated as I am by Tim’s abuse of the public trust.”


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April 13, 2012

Hon. Randy Hultgren, M.C.
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20510
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Dear Representative Hultgren:

This letter is directed at your congressional office because my concerns relate to your performance in office and not your conduct as a political candidate.

By way of introduction first went t work on Capitol hill 46 years ago, and I have been on and off the Hill since then. I am familiar with the management of congressional offices. I have never heard of a “chief of staff” that lives hundreds of miles from a member’s district.

Jerry Clarke is identified as your current “chief staff” although Clarke also claims to live in Urbana, approximately 150 miles from your nearest congressional sub-office.

I realize that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not apply to congress. FOIA is another law that congress has not made applicable to the conduct of its affairs.

Nevertheless, I am making a de facto FOIA request for you to release full and complete information and documentation concerning Mr. Clarke’s work performance in your congressional office as “chief of staff.” Specifically, I would like to review emails to and from Mr. Clarke, travel vouchers for Clarke, telephone records to and from Clarke (e.g., to Urbana?) and any documentation for any services performed by Clarke in one of your actual congressional offices as opposed to telephone and telecommuting activity.

The manner in which Clarke segued to your office, and is now segueing out, raises serious questions in my mind about whether Clarke has either a partially or fully “no-show” staff job. Certainly in 46 years of watching congress I heave never heard of another “chief of staff” that lives hundreds of miles from the district he claims to serve. I am particularly suspicious because o the manner in which Representative Johnson ran for reelection and then announced his retirement so the congressional nominee would be chosen by political bosses and not by the voters. Johnson’s “reelection” campaign was a fraud and charade.

Illinois politics smells, and the Johnson-Clarke-Davis-etc. appointment scam smells and gives the Republican Party a bad name.

I am planning and preparing to file a federal civil rights lawsuit in state court to block the transfer of Representative Johnson’s nomination, and to require a new primary election in which voters—and not political insiders—will make the choice. I believe that is what the Constitution of the United States mandates.

Although I am campaigning around the United States I still have observers who monitor political corruption so I may stand ready to fight against the corrupt insider politics of both political parties in Illinois.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

I look forward to extensive document production as hereinabove specified.

Respectfully submitted,





Republican Party Presidential Candidate Andy Martin


Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin says voters in Illinois’s 13th congressional district were cheated out a vote for congress


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