Republican Party presidential candidate and foreign policy author/expert Andy Martin will hold a Concord, New Hampshire news conference today at 3:00 P.M. at the New Hampshire State Capitol, outside the Secretary of State’s Office, when he files as a candidate for the 2016 presidential primary. “Let me start with three obvious facts,” Andy states. “First, I think it is highly unlikely I will be the nominee. I labor under no illusion. Second, with one exception, I will enthusiastically support the nominee of the 2016 National Convention. Third, American history confirms that even losing candidates can profoundly affect the political process. Today I outline my prior track record and present my current goals as I formally become a candidate in the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary”
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Attention, New Hampshire, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors
Announcement of Concord, New Hampshire news conference today, Tuesday, November 10
Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a Concord, New Hampshire news conference as he formally files for the 2016 residential primary
Andy has played an influential role in the New Hampshire presidential primary and national politics for decades
In 2000, Andy’s anti-Bush presidential primary ad predicting Bush would start a war with Iraq may have cost Bush a New Hampshire primary win
Andy’s 2012 presidential primary campaign highlighted citizen opposition to the Northern Pass power line proposal
Andy’s current campaign will fight to preserve the New Hampshire presidential primary, support local New Hampshire issues and seek to modernize national Republican Party doctrine
Andy says Iowa is having a toxic effect on Republican politics and he vows to seek a national GOP abandonment of Iowa’s national role
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(Concord, NH) (November 10, 2015) Republican presidential candidate and foreign policy author/expert Andy Martin will hold a Concord, New Hampshire news conference today, Tuesday, November 10th when he formally files as a 2016 candidate in the 2016 presidential primary.
“I am filing today as a candidate for president in the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary. In 2016 I celebrate 100 years since my mother’s immigrant family arrived in Manchester and made a new life in New Hampshire’s Greek-American community. I am proud to bring the family history into a second century.
“First, I am obviously not going to be the nominee of my party. I will, with one exception, enthusiastically support the party’s nominee. But for those voters that don’t like any of the other candidates, I offer a home grown Granite State ‘safety valve.’ They can vote for me.
“I may not have won the primary in the past, but I have been a very substantial ‘winner’ in advancing a pro-New Hampshire agenda.
“Throughout American history losing candidates have profoundly affected the outcome of the presidential process. My own track record is instructive. In 2000, I ran ads on WMUR attacking George W. Bush, accusing Bush of wanting to start a war with Iraq, and raising doubts about Bush’s fitness for the job. Many credit my negative ad with costing Bush a win in the New Hampshire primary. Parenthetically, I saw Bush as a warmonger long before Bush himself acknowledged his obsession with Iraq.
“Beginning with original research exposing Barack Obama as a fraud in 2005, in 2007-2008 I published pioneering columns that ultimately cost Obama millions of votes and gave rise to an anti-Obama movement that has now continued for almost a decade.
“Although in 2002 and 2003 I opposed the Iraq invasion as a folly, long before Donald Trump who arrived as an opponent probably in 2004, in 2003 I lived in Baghdad and exposed the utter incompetence of the occupation and predicted the rise of the insurgency with uncanny precision. I am the only presidential candidate in either primary with genuine foreign policy experience and with a public record and track record of having been ‘right’ on the big issues.
“In 2014, as a senate candidate, I led the opposition to the corrupt New Hampshire state Republican Party leadership’s effort to impose a Massachusetts import on New Hampshire Republicans. Scott Brown had to be defeated as a warning to Jennifer Horn and her backers, and we beat him and her. In 2015-2016 I am continuing my efforts to remove Horn because of her corruption and incompetence as a state party leader.
“Second, I will fight to preserve and enhance the importance of the New Hampshire primary and work to encourage the National Committee to abandon the circus in Iowa that every four years does significant damage to the ultimate GOP nominee. The anti-gay extravaganza last weekend in Iowa was a disgrace to every Republican, and to every American. One can question ‘gay rights’ without careening into vile language. I do not condemn peoples’ expression of beliefs, however misinformed. I do question the judgment of putting on an anti-gay clown show for GOP presidential candidates. The Iowa ‘process,’ if you can call it that, is a disgrace to democracy and should now be abandoned by the Republican National Committee.
“Third, in 2012 I filed as a candidate in the presidential primary to highlight ‘New Hampshire issues.’ I began a statewide march again the proposed Northern Pass power line. When my presidential campaign started running ads on WMUR against Northern Pass in 2011, few were aware of the controversy. By the time of the presidential primary itself in 2012 all of the ‘national’ candidates had joined my local opposition. In 2015, construction on the Northern Pass has yet to begin. I continue my opposition.
“Fourth, I will strive to reorient the national party away from the ‘donor disaster’ represented by the failed campaign of Jeb Bush, a campaign by and for plutocrats, and work to focus on real solutions that will help struggling families. Our party’s so-called ‘job creators’ are not only a fraud on the American people but also, most of all, a fraud on ourselves. The ‘donors’ are ‘job destroyers,’ not job creators. We keep losing presidential elections because our promises for the future are divorced from the reality of everyday Americans.
“My family came to Manchester 100 years ago, took advantage of New Hampshire’s educational opportunities, created a small business, and set the foundation for a century of progress and prosperity in this state.
“Ultimately, I work for the people of New Hampshire, not Jennifer Horn and her corrupt party bosses.
“Unlike some ‘vanity’ candidates that simply file their names for the primary and then do nothing, I will actively campaign across the state and across the United States and attempt to appear wherever I am welcomed to speak.”
“Fifth, unlike some of the other candidates, I am a ‘commonsense conservative’ schooled in the practicality of Granite State-style solutions, not grandiose promises to make the rich richer and, ultimately, the poor poorer. The ‘donor class’ betrays not only our Party but also the American People. Wall Street’s hucksters in both parties (the Democrats are just as guilty as the GOP) are doing continuing damage to both our economic future and our national security.
“I am proud to be a New Hampshire conservative and I am proud to be a national Republican. I will strive to influence the process in 2016 just as I have done so in earlier decades,” Andy promises. “I hope the next 100 years for my family will be just as productive and successful as our past 100 years in Manchester.”
November 10, Concord, NH news conference details:
Presidential candidate and foreign policy author/expert Andy Martin
Andy Martin files for president to reform the Republican Party and to preserve the New Hampshire primary
Outside the Secretary of State’s office, New Hampshire State Capitol, Concord
Tuesday, November 10, 2015; 3:00 P.M.
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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:
Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm
Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.
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 (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com
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