New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin says he has reached “agreement in principle” with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (“LC”) to expedite his Right to Know (“RTK”) demands for the voluminous LC files of former enforcement chief Eddie Edwards. Edwards is now a congressional candidate, although Edwards’ campaign may be on life support. Martin had advised the LC that if agreement on an expedited RTK schedule was not reached by 5:00 P.M. Tuesday he would file suit today, August 1st to secure the Edwards files on an expedited basis. At 5:31 P.M. Tuesday an attorney for the LC sent Martin an email providing an expedited RTK schedule. The parties are close to a deal and Martin expects an agreement today.
ANDY MARTIN /2018
Republican candidate for Congress
First Congressional District
P.O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742
Tel. (603) 518-7310
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Announcement of Concord, New Hampshire news conference today, Wednesday, August 1
August 1 Concord, NH news conference details:
GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin
Andy Martin reaches preliminary agreement with New Hampshire Liquor Commission to expedite release of Eddie Edwards’ files
Front steps of New Hampshire State Capitol, 107 N. Main Street, Concord
Wednesday, August 1; 12:00 P.M. (noon)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Attention, New Hampshire, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors
(Concord, NH)(August 1, 2018) — First District GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a Concord, NH news conference Wednesday, August 1st to announce he has reached “agreement in principle” to expedite the production of New Hampshire Liquor Commission (“LC”) files involving Eddie Edwards’ lawsuits and complaints against the LC. Edwards received $160,000 to leave the agency and never reapply for employment.
“I had given the LC until 5:00 P.M. Tuesday to make a deal. When it came to 5:01 P.M. I sat down at my desk to start drafting a Right to Know (‘RTK’) lawsuit seeking to expedite the LC’s response. At 5:31 P.M. an email from the LC popped up offering an expedited schedule. It was like a James Bond clock ticking down to the last minute.
“The LC had previously claimed, falsely and outrageously, that it had no records concerning Edwards, which was a preposterous response (we previously distributed a copy of that fraudulent letter from the LC).
“Nevertheless, while we have not reached 100% agreement, we are close enough that I think we can make a deal. I am working for every Republican voter and every New Hampshire citizen, who have a right to know the true facts about the candidates, not the p.r. baloney the media report, and a ‘right to know’ about the mismanagement of their public agencies as in the case of Mr. Edwards.
“Tuesday I held a Manchester news conference and released documents written by Edwards’ successor claiming he had inherited from Edwards an agency that was ‘dysfunctional,’ and characterized by ‘mistrust and self-interest.’
“If Eddie Edwards were not a minority, no one would seriously consider him as a candidate for congress based on his failed record at the LC. Edwards has very successfully played the race card, first at the LC and now in a congressional race. But that game is up. I have a long, long history of support for civil rights. No one can accuse me of being a bigot. I am merely a fighter for the color-blind facts and truth.
“Wednesday Rudy Giuliani, who should know better, is coming to NH to ‘endorse’ Edwards. Endorse what? Edwards’ failed record as a ‘dysfunctional’ leader who led with ‘mistrust and self-interest?’ That’s a record Giuliani can endorse?
“Giuliani should receive tough questions about his bizarre endorsement of someone who filed two administrative complaints and one lawsuit against the agency he led claiming racial discrimination. When he was finally booted out, he claimed he was a great success and started running for office. That’s the definition of chutzpah.
“Would Giuliani endorse a non-minority candidate with that record? No way. So in the twilight of his career, Giuliani is now endorsing candidates that he would have summarily rejected earlier in his professional life.
“Now that I am approaching an agreement with the LC I fully expect John DiStaso at WMUR to big foot me and file his own duplicative RTK request at the LC. Mr. DiStaso is a great admirer of mine. He copies all of my RTK demands and pretends they are really his own.
“My campaign for congress has been one of the most extraordinary in recent American history, right here in little old New Hampshire. Two candidates, Sanborn and Edwards, who started out appearing superficially qualified, have been devastated by my investigative work, even though I am almost never credited with digging out the facts about them. And so the course of Republican Party politics in New Hampshire has been altered by my dogged investigation into the questionable records of two individuals who have no business being in congress.
“I will be working with the LC on Wednesday to lock down the timetable. I think we will do so and avoid a lawsuit. I am working to make the ‘Eddie Edwards files’ available as quickly as possible and we are using the prospect of an RTK lawsuit to get the agency to move more quickly,” Martin says. “I would act with the same ferocity in Congress. I would not let the Department of Justice and FBI delay production of documents to cover-up Democratic Party dirty tricks.
“I am the only hope New Hampshire voters have of sending a fighter to Washington who will advocate for their interests.
“As for Rudy Giuliani, coming to New Hampshire to ‘endorse’ someone he barely met, doesn’t know and hasn’t vetted? Sad.”
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