New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin holds a Manchester news conference today, Monday, to promise that if he wins the primary, his first priority will be party unity. “I will offer Eddie Edwards ad Andy Sanborn continuing roles as co-chairmen of my campaign,” Martin promises. “The incompetent party leadership pursued a policy of self-destruction and split the party in the process. The leadership is incapable of practicing what it preaches. I will make a real gesture, and offer Edwards and Sanborn roles in my fall campaign. I will start the healing process on September 12th. Neither of my opponents can unite the party right now. I can. I am the only candidate that can win in November.”
Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Monday, September 10
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Attention, New Hampshire, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors
ANDY MARTIN /2018
Republican candidate for Congress
First Congressional District
P.O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742
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September 10 Manchester, NH news conference details:
GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin
Andy Martin says he will ask his opponents to join his campaign as co-chairs if Martin wins the primary
Front steps of Manchester City Hall (park area), One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101
Monday, September 10, 3:00 P.M.
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(Manchester, NH)(September 10, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin holds a news conference today, Monday, to promise that if he wins the primary, he will offer his opponents Eddie Edwards and Andy Sanborn roles as co-chairmen in his campaign.
“On the eve of the primary, the party is split. With all due respect, I am the only congressional candidate that can unite the warring factions on the ‘day after.’ I actually have sympathy for Edwards and Sanborn. They are completely inexperienced candidates at the national level, where campaigns take on a high-pressure, high-voltage environment. By excluding me from full participation in the primary campaign, the party leadership ensured that the other two candidates would declare war on each other. Months ago I predicted what would happen, and it happened.
“My campaign has been premised on a promise to go to Washington and act as a peacemaker. No, I am not going to compromise my principles. But yes, I will act with civility towards those who disagree with me. The healing process has to begin here, now, or the prospects of a Republican going to congress are nil. A party divided against itself cannot win.
“The Edwards ‘camp’ and the Sanborn ‘camp’ will not come together on the ‘day after.’ That is my practical view of the situation. The may attend a ‘unity breakfast’ but that’s the extent of their ‘unity.’
“On the eve of the primary I have said what I am going to say about each of them. There are no attacks today.
“I sincerely do not believe Mr. Sanborn is remotely electable. I could have helped him win; the way forward was obvious. But he chose to adopt a confrontational campaign style and it has doomed his efforts in November. He is obviously tied too closely to Chairman Wayne McDonald, who I call the Joker, and other party leaders.
“Likewise, I would have advised Mr. Edwards to approach his opponent from a slightly different angle. Edwards’ advisers chose their own approach. I do not believe Sanborn voters will be willing to embrace Edwards.
“None of this had to happen. The candidates ourselves have shown we can campaign together with honest differences of opinion. It was the incompetent party leaders, led by the ever-useless McDonald-the-Joker, who insisted that the three campaigns go to war against each other.
“If you have not yet seen the Union Leader/WMUR televised debate, here is a link:
“I believe a fair-minded assessment of my performance is that I am the only candidate who is in ‘sync’ with First District voters. The district voted Republican last time on the strength of Donald Trump’s coattails. This November the GOP candidate will not have a tailwind. He will have a headwind to overcome. This is an evenly-divided district. My campaign of reconciliation and civility is the only way forward.
“I will have a closing message this evening in which I explain why I feel so strongly about my approach. Some have misinterpreted my approach as someone wanting to go ‘half-way’ with Democrats. That is not the case. But I want to go all the way with civility and decorum. The Democratic program of hatred and hostility towards President Trump is undermining America without offering that party any measurable benefit. The misbehavior at the hearings involving Judge Kavanaugh is a disgrace. Anarchy is not ‘free speech.’ Anarchy is antithetical to free speech.
“I worked on Capitol Hill when people actually spoke to each other, and laughed with each other, and teased each other over their policy differences. Republicans were still Republicans and Democrats were still Democrats, but civility made us a stronger nation. We had one united foreign policy, not a foreign policy for every senator who thought he should be president.
“I will also counsel our president, who can get a little frisky with his smart phone, to adopt my approach. As the only candidate who met Donald Trump forty (40!) years ago, I am someone the president will pay serious attention to. Neither Sanborn nor Edwards will have the ear of the president. I will.
“Trump needs me on Capitol Hill.
“New Hampshire Republicans need to nominate someone who can win, not someone who has been telling them what they want to hear at party functions. Truth-telling and tough love is the only way forward to victory.
“I can win. I will serve New Hampshire citizens with honor and respect, qualities we have too little of today in Washington,” Martin states.
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