New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin says Governor Chris Sununu is the most underrated governor in America. Martin also challenges Republicans to declare if they really want to win in November, or just claim they are “conservative” and lose to the Democrats. Martin ends with a closing appeal for votes today.

In his final letter as a primary candidate to New Hampshire citizens, congressional candidate Andy Martin expresses strong support for Governor Chris Sununu, as well as issuing a challenge to primary voters and the Republican Party. Martin also asks Granite Staters a question: “What if I had not run or congress?” Martin closes with a promise to Make New Hampshire Proud, asking Granite Staters for their vote today.

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Today Martin offers some positive thoughts about Governor Chris Sununu, asks Republicans what kind of voters they really are, and also asks voters to consider what the primary would have been like if Martin had not run.

(MANCHESTER, NH)(September 11, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

This is my fifteenth and last letter to you from the primary campaign trail. Later today I either become the nominee for congress or a former candidate for this election cycle.

So this is a three-part letter. First, I want to say some very positive things about our Governor, Chris Sununu. Second, I want to challenge you to ask yourself, “what kind of a primary voter am I?” Finally, I want to challenge you with a question: “What if Martin had not run?”

1. Governor Chris Sununu

Being the governor of a very closely divided state is really a challenge. I think Chris Sununu does an outstanding job. Over the past several months I have spoken at events with Chris; I first met him a couple of years ago. I am impressed.

Last Saturday, in a barn where the Seacoast Women were serving chili and there was a constant din of background noise, Chris delivered a profound message to the party faithful. I wish more of you had been there to hear him. Sununu said, “Those of us here are the believers. But what about those voters who are not here? How do we reach them? How do we bring them in?” (I am writing from memory and this is not intended to be a verbatim report.)

Chris realizes that simply preaching to the faithful is not enough. We have to constantly recruit converts to our cause. It is not enough to say “I am a conservative,” and then sit back and wait for the election returns. This is 2018, not 1918. We need to constantly sell our party, sell our ideas, and sell our platform to voters. It is not an easy job.

Very conservative voters will complain, “He’s not conservative enough.” More moderate Republicans may complain, “he’s not liberal enough.” How do you mediate in a party with a broad spectrum of ideas and attitudes?

Sununu does a very good job. He understands that Republicans alone are not enough to ensure victory for Republican candidates. We need outreach, real outreach, constant outreach to people who may not be familiar with our views and values, and who may think Republicans are the demons they are made out to be by liberal media. We need to constantly be changing hearts and minds.

Summing up, Sununu may be the most underrated governor in America. He will win reelection, but it won’t be a landslide. The other party is competitive and will unite behind their candidate. And, I cannot say often enough, we are a closely divided state. Republicans alone cannot carry our candidates to victory. You can be proud of the job Chris Sununu does to keep New Hampshire conservative, and Republican.

2. “What kind of a primary voter am I?”

Are you someone that wants your candidate to be 100% in agreement with you? William F. Buckley once said (not exact words) he wanted to nominate the most conservative candidate who can win. I have not tried to out-conservative my opponents. Andy Sanborn is a very conservative member of the state senate. But he is not very effective, and he could not even persuade a majority of his fellow senators to endorse him (Edwards has state senate endorsements). So just being a conservative is not enough to win in November.

Sanborn keeps saying the First District is a “Republican district.” It is not. It is a very, very competitive district, a real tossup. Trump and others carried the district two years ago because of the wave of new voters Trump brought to Republican candidates. But Trump is not on the ballot this November. Republican winners in the primary have a big challenge ahead of them on September 12th.

Eddie Edwards has tried to match Sanborn on conservative issues, and done a pretty good job. But I am not convinced Edwards has the depth of experience necessary to face the Democrat “killing machine” that is waiting to attack the winner on September 12th.

Me? Am I perfect? Good gracious no. The Democrats will attack me just as viciously as the others. But I have decades of national experience knowing how to fight back. When Adam Sexton misstated my record in the recent debate, I jumped on him. He was dead wrong and I did not hesitate to say so. So, yes, I am probably by far the most conservative candidate who can win.

I am committed to fighting the toxicity in Washington. Disrupting congressional hearings is not “free speech” as some Democrats have said. It is anarchy. And I will condemn the anarchy. But I will also make a special effort to sit down with our opponents. No, my views and values are not for sale, not even for compromise. But I know how to talk to people, how to negotiate. I will also give the “Great Negotiator” a little advice about toning down his Twitter feed.

So are you going to vote for the candidate that said he was “most conservative,” and made you feel good during the primary? Or are you going to vote for me, so we can fight the Democrats and actually win in November? Ask yourself, what kind of a voter are you? I hope you’re someone committed to winning.

Trump was not the most conservative candidate during the Republican primaries. But he was the most conservative candidate who could win. Justice Gorsuch and future Justice Kavanaugh are proof positive that winning counts.

By falsely trying to portray the primary as a “bitter” contest between Sanborn and Edwards the Fake News media in New Hampshire may have sabotaged those candidates and created lasting hostility. I am not at all sure that Edwards voters will vote for Sanborn. Sanborn voters may not support Edwards. Poof. The general election is lost before it even begins. As a first step to uniting the party I have promised that if you nominate me, I will ask Edwards and Sanborn to serve as co-chairman of my campaign in the fall.

One again, I am the conservative who can win.

3. What if Andy Martin had not run for Congress? Or, put another way, think of all the great work he could do for us in Washington

Ask yourself, what if I had not run for congress? You would not have had access to over 1,000 pages of information about Andy Sanborn. Whether you support or oppose Sanborn, you can make an informed decision on primary day. I brought the “Sanborn papers” to light through my work with the Attorney General. The Sanborn matter had been forgotten; the media were ignoring it. Until I negotiated a deal for the release of the state’s records.

Just think of how shocked you would have been in October when the Democrats’ mudslingers unloaded on Sanborn if he had become the candidate. Pretty devastating.

Likewise, you would not know about Eddie Edwards’ $160,000 settlement with the State Liquor Commission. Once again, you can make an informed decision. The Settlement was sitting on the shelf for five (5) years before I asked to have it made public. The media had done nothing to inform you. Just think of what it would have been like if Edwards won the primary, and Democrats unloaded the Settlement on voters just before the election. Pretty difficult.

Concerning the Democrats, I have not defeated Maura Sullivan. But the record shows it was my constant bombardment of Sullivan that finally motivated the “Cowardly Lions” (her opposing candidates) to stand up and start challenging her. The media had made Sullivan sound like a one-woman unbeatable wave. After I had a go at her, she doesn’t seem so invincible any more.

My point: During this primary I have done what a congressman does. I have challenged the conventional wisdom and the established orthodoxy. I have opened up closed records for your review. You don’t have to ask yourself, “Can Martin do the job?” I have been “on the job” since I filed as a candidate, telling you the truth about the process and letting you see the government’s secret files for yourself. All in all a very effective performance. No one had a greater influence on the primary election than me. Just ask my opponents.

Can one man make a difference in Washington? Well, I’ve done a pretty good job of making a difference during the primary. Give me a chance to do the same in congress.

I’ll make New Hampshire proud.

I need your vote today to continue making a difference in our state and in our politics. Please vote. It will make a big difference.

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

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New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin exposes a “plague of Fake News” in New Hampshire from Liar Landrigan to Dissembler DiStaso

In his latest letter to New Hampshire citizens, congressional candidate Andy Martin explains how biased and incomplete news reporting is adversely affecting democracy both nationally and in local communities such as New Hampshire. Andy criticizes “Liar Landrigan” and “Dissembler DiStaso” for reporting “Fake News” that is distorting the electoral process. “President Trump is telling the truth when he says the media cannot be trusted,” Martin says.

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Today Martin explains why Fake News is undermining New Hampshire’s democracy and why the “Fake News media” are writing their own obituaries by deliberately deceiving their viewers and readers.

(MANCHESTER, NH)(September 6, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

This is my fourteenth letter to you from the congressional campaign trial. Today I explain how local media are undermining your democracy and in the process destroying the backbone of a free press. And, today the Union leader furnishes the ultimate example of Fake News.

When President Trump first started attacking the “Fake News media” people thought he was exaggerating. He was not. Biased news and selective reporting are a growing cancer on the First Amendment.

In the colonial period and thereafter, 1750-1850, media were utterly biased, which is why Congress adopted the First Amendment to protect free speech by all. Almost anyone could start a newspaper then by scraping together the cash for a small printing press.

Today the costs of creating new media range from prohibitively expensive (a new newspaper) to impossible (government regulation and control of the airwaves). So we rely on the limited number of legacy media to present news reasonably fairly and accurately. They do not.

In New Hampshire we have a scandal because of the epidemic of Fake News by the Union Leader and WMUR. Today I will collect some of the recent Fake News and explain why it matters and why it undermines democracy. If, as is the case, the media won’t even report who is running, how can you know who is running? If actions by a candidate are also falsely credited or outright stolen by reporters, how can you gain an appreciation of whether a candidate is qualified or running an effective campaign? You can’t.

Let’s start with the ultimate in Fake News, a false story by the Union Leader today. In an earlier email I mentioned the debate being held this evening. I even predicted the Union Leader would attempt to deceive readers. How right I was! The debate is sponsored by WMUR, the Union Leader and the NHIOP at St Anselm’s. Kevin Landrigan, who may be the “dirtiest” journalist in New Hampshire, wrote a story about the debate (please see link [1] below) and didn’t even mention everyone who is participating. Landrigan falsely portrayed the debate as being between only two candidates. What are his readers going to think if they tune in and numerous candidates pop up? Lying about your own news event has to be the grandest example of Fake News I have ever seen. Hats off to Liar Landrigan.

During this primary campaign I have totally thrown over the tables of the media frauds and the toxic distortions of the local political class. Using my knowledge of the “Right to Know law,” usually called “freedom of information,’ and judicial procedure, I have negotiated the disclosure of thousands of pages of documents involving Andy Sanborn and Eddie Edwards and thrown their campaigns into disarray.

I was also the first to attack Maura Sullivan for falsely claiming in her advertising and speeches that she had “fought” in Iraq when she had been a supply officer. Maura — shall we call her the “Wonder Woman of the Marine Corps” — is an embarrassment to real warriors.

In sum and substance, I have waged a devastating primary campaign against my opponents but you would never know that because the Fake News media have suppressed virtually all mention of my efforts.

Let’s take a look:

1. Fake News by WMUR

A. The Andy Sanborn files

In June, I negotiated the release of what became over a thousand pages of documents concerning Andy Sanborn. Before me, others such as (I believe) Susan Olsen and Robert Clegg, had failed to obtain the release of the Sanborn documents (please see link #2] below, where Ethan Dewitt has done some excellent Sanborn analysis but also fails to mention my name). In fact, I believe (not 100% sure) that even John DiStaso had tried and failed to obtain the release of Sanborn materials.

I announced in an email I had negotiated an agreement with the Attorney General to release the Sanborn documents. What did DiStaso do? The moment he learned of my agreement he cut-and-pasted his own RTK request using my original. Then, when the materials were released in July, he claimed, falsely, that “WMUR had obtained” the documents without mentioning he was piggybacking on my successful negotiation.

All summer “Dissembler DiStaso” has continued to lie to viewers and readers by falsely claiming he secured release of the Sanborn files, when he had failed to do so.

Why is the fact that I obtained the release significant? For two reasons. First, when others try and fail to accomplish a task, the identity of the person who actually succeeds is obviously part of the story. Second, using my legal and political expertise, I was and am still running an effective campaign, though you would never know that from DiStaso’s false claims he is securing release of the Sanborn files. In other words, DiStaso is literally extinguishing my campaign and its effectiveness, to falsely portray himself as a successful document digger, when that is not the case.

B. The Eddie Edwards files

Once again, DiStaso is exposed as incompetent and lazy. The Edwards Settlement Agreement was negotiated in 2013. Edwards became a candidate in 2017. DiStaso, once again, did nothing about the Settlement until I announced I was seeking a copy in 2018.

Here is what DiStaso said: (please see link [2] below)
“WMUR received the settlement agreement from the attorney general’s office in July of this year, after filing a right-to-know request with the human rights commission.” In so far as I am aware, the Human Rights Commission was never involved. But, once again, DiStaso had done nothing for five (5) years. He didn’t take any action until I announced I was going after the Settlement Agreement and only then asked the Attorney General for a copy. Once again, DiStaso erased my instigation of the release, trying to falsely portray himself as having obtained the materials on his own. Once again, the effectiveness of my research and analysis in the campaign was not credited.

I could go on, but you get the picture. DiStaso seeks to claim credit for my work without a single mention of who obtained release of the materials he is using. His behavior is crass, inconsistent with journalistic ethics and designed to destroy my campaign by pretending I do not exist. Political bias? Personal bias? Who knows?

2. Fake News by the Union Leader

A. The Andy Sanborn files

When the original Sanborn files story broke, Liar Landrigan was away and the story was covered by another reporter who mentioned my name. By the time the final documents were released I had been erased and replaced by “many media,” all of whom piggybacked on my original agreement. The fact that I succeeded after others unsuccessfully tried to obtain the same material was left unmentioned (as it was in Ethan Dewitt’s report in the Concord Monitor).

Of course, if you were looking to your “local newspaper” to inform you what the candidates were doing, the reporters pretend there are only two candidates running. No wonder voters are confused and losing interest in voting.

B. The Eddie Edwards files

Remember that the Settlement with Edwards was signed five (5) years ago. No one reported on the document until I filed a Right to Know request and sought disclosure. What did Liar Landrigan write: “Edwards offered new details … following a Right to Know Law inquiry made by the New Hampshire Union Leader and other media outlets.” No mention that it was my RTK request that secured release of the Settlement. (I am going to court Friday to seek more disclosures about both Sanborn and Edwards.)

Reading the Union Leader you would think I did not exist all summer, when in reality my campaign activity was turning the campaigns of my opponents upside down and creating massive disruptions for them. Liar Landrigan takes his readers for dopes who will accept whatever drivel he pushes out as “news.” Thanks to the Internet, Landrigan has been exposed as a habitual liar, who no doubt lies at the direction of his employer Joe McQuaid.

The Union leader is an embarrassment to journalism, and I will have more to say about that after the primary. I ain’t finished by a long shot.

c. The Maura Sullivan fake “fighting a war” claims

Liar Landrigan did a front-page story on Maura Sullivan’s false claims she had “fought in Iraq.” Sullivan was using her ridiculous claim in both TV advertising and speeches. I was the first person to challenge Sullivan’s fraud, held a news conference and sent Sullivan a letter demanding she cease and desist. Landrigan credited the claims to another congressional candidate and did not mention my activity.

d. The Balsams cover-up

Several months ago the Union Leader reported state officials were ready to approve a $28 million “guarantee” for redevelopment of The Balsams report in the North Country. Last month, the application for a state handout was withdrawn. What happened? I battled the developers, and state officials ultimately had to agree that The Balsams paperwork was nothing but a taxpayer giveaway with no hope of repayment. “Andy Martin blocks $28 taxpayer giveaway?” Big news? No news. Not one word of my successful participation has ever appeared in the Union Leader.

Once again, how would you know I am succeeding as a candidate, if local media completely erase my efforts from their reporting? Once again, Fake News, intended to mislead readers as to who is doing what.

Of course, the ultimate humiliation for the Union leader comes today, when the newspaper is sponsoring a debate where I am appearing, and Landrigan fails to list the names of the participating candidates, trying to pretend the debate is only between two candidates excluding me. Fake News. What a disgrace to journalism.

By depriving you of information about who is running and what the candidates are accomplishing during the campaign, the media are lying to you and undermining our democracy, which is based on the theory of an informed electorate.

WMUR has interviewed numerous candidates in the Second Congressional District, and my opponents in the First, but excluded me. Fair or unbalanced? The blatant bias speaks for itself. (My exclusion was apparently the work of Adam Sexton, not DiStaso.)

My late Uncle William Vasiliou, who was a proud UNH graduate, used to say he was a “”facts and figures man.” I succeeded to his mantle. I deal in facts and figures (see links below), and that is why I succeed where others do not. But the future looks depressing for New Hampshire. How can our democracy function in darkness? One again, President Trump’s criticism of Fake News at the national level has its counterpart in our local communities. Is it any wonder Americans are disgusted?

Internet news anyone?

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20180906/NEWS0602/180909687

[2]

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Capital-Beat-2018-state-primaries-to-watch-19822902

[3]

http://www.unionleader.com/Eddie-Edwards-details-past-racial-bias-allegations-at-state-liquor-agency

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

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New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin explains why his efforts to expose corruption in Concord have led to the downfall of his primary opponent Andy Sanborn

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Republican candidate for Congress
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First Congressional District

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P.O. Box 742
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Martin explains how his “Right to Know law” agreements with the Attorney General have devastated the campaign of his primary opponent Andy Sanborn

(MANCHESTER, NH)(August 28, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

This is my twelfth letter to you from the congressional campaign trial. Honestly, I didn’t think we would make political history in this campaign, but we have. After the way I have campaigned, and after what I have achieved, New Hampshire politics will never be the same. And we are still making history. We’re not finished. “There are miles to go,” as Robert Frost stated.

Ask yourself: what kind of a congressman would you like? Obviously, he would be a person responsive to the people of his district. Then you would want someone tough enough to survive in Washington, someone who isn’t a quitter. Finally, you would want a dogged investigator; because both Republicans and Democrats agree there is a lot to investigate in Washington.

I’d like to add two more qualities: you would want someone to be honest with you, someone you could be proud of. Most campaigns are focused on fear, fear of the “base,” fear of appearing to be less extreme than your opponent.

So how have I matched up with your expectations?

You wanted an investigator; you got one. I negotiated agreements with the Attorney General for the release of “Right to Know law” (“RTK”) information concerning two of my opponents, Andy Sanborn and Eddie Edwards. (More of Edwards in a subsequent letter.)

Today Sanborn’s campaign is smoldering. He should have taken my advice and stepped down in June. Monday night the Attorney General released yet another installment of RTK materials and they were disturbing to say the least. The by now infamous “boom boom room” at Sanborn’s saloon was confirmed by another witness, with even more weird information.

The witness testified that Sanborn apparently invited the intern who started the state house scandal to Sanborn’s saloon, after closing hours, to a basement room where Sanborn was cooking somewhere in the vicinity. I’ve never heard stuff like this. But the “Boom Boom Room” appears to be real. Sanborn is reported to have asked the intern leading questions, which suggests some sort of recording capability in the “room.”

The testimony about Sanborn’s boorishness and crassness is endless.

Can you believe – I am sure Sanborn doesn’t — that through my efforts we have secured the release of over 1,000 pages of testimony concerning the Sanborn scandal? Yes, over 1000 pages.

Now, either the people at the Attorney General’s office are all incompetent, and they wasted time and money assembling a record, or else there was something there to investigate. Let me explain a little bit more to you. When the TV lights are turned off, prosecutors are pretty conservative people. They do not like to bring weak criminal cases. And, no, Sanborn was not criminally charged. But in deciding whether to pursue a criminal case, the prosecutors assembled thousands of pages of testimony and evidence. I have only obtained a fraction of it, and I am still asking for more. Not being criminally charged is not the standard for electing a congressman.

So check off the first requirement for your congressman. You want a dogged investigator, you have one in me. My results speak for themselves, with more to come (big day tomorrow).

Knowing Sanborn was dead in the water if the truth came out, the Republican Party, from State Chairman “Joker” Wayne McDonald down to his munchkins at the local level, did everything they could to derail my campaign and defeat me. But my campaign gets stronger every day.

You don’t want a quitter? Well, you can see I don’t quit. The Attorney General did not want to release Sanborn’s papers until after the election. I persisted until we negotiated a deal for early release and it has made all the difference. I didn’t quit until I negotiated a good deal for the citizens of new Hampshire.

You want someone who will respond to the needs of your district, and take care of day-to-day business? I will be there for you every day of the year.

Finally, you want someone to be honest with you, someone who will make New Hampshire and you proud.

Politicians by nature are not brave men and women. Everyone talks about ending the partisan bickering, but no one wants to take the first step. You have to be very confident to take charge of the process.

I have made it a hallmark of my campaign – perhaps the only congressional candidate in the nation – promising to go to Washington and stop the backstabbing, the gridlock, the bickering, bad-mouthing and all the other abuses that have paralyzed the congress. I will make you proud because I have the guts and the persistence to pursue my goal.

Let me say one more thing about Andy Sanborn. What I find and found most astounding was that the most controversial incident of the Sanborn scandals, which span years of abuses, involved a gross comment made in front of his wife. Now I played Big Ten football, so I am no stranger to locker rooms. But almost everyone would be reluctant to make a gross remark involving his own wife in front of his wife. No one can decipher the secrets of a marriage. But Sanborn’s attitudes were becoming offensive fifty years ago. Yes, Sanborn is fifty years behind the times in his attitude towards women.

I wish we had the money to put the “Sanborn Papers” on the Internet. They are gross and crude, but they are also revealing about the candidate’s attitude in 2018. I do not hate Andy Sanborn, though I disagree with him. (And I am waiting for my “Mr. Rogers sweater,” because Sanborn keeps calling me a “moderate,” which I am not.) I feel sorry for Sanborn that he took the totally wrong approach to responding to his scandal. Nevertheless, it’s over for him. There is still a lot we do not know about the Sanborn Scandal, but we know enough, some would say too much about the tawdriness of our state legislature.

I met Donald Trump forty (40) years ago. We were neighbors. I think he wants to do a good job. Most of us want him to do a good job. Few people want to do a bad job. But Trump lacks the political experience to leverage his good intentions. I have the depth of experience to help the president accomplish much of his agenda.

The First Congressional District leans “Republican” but it is not a right-wing district. We are not right-wingers in New Hampshire. Yet both of my opponents have flooded the state with right-wing Republicans endorsing their candidacies. In other words, they want to appear extreme in the primary to attract voters, while eventually ensuring their defeat in November.

On the contrary, I know that if I lie to you in the primary, I will pay for it in November. I have chosen to tell you the truth: I’m conservative, but an independent conservative, not a lockstep one. I will take on the toxic partisanship in congress and make a dent, a big dent, in that institution. Rest assured. I am a New Hampshire conservative of the old school. We get things done.

I have more respect for your intelligence than my opponents do. I know you want to win. You want me to campaign on a positive platform, not just bow to a rote right-wing agenda. I will protect Medicare and Social Security. While pursuing a conservative approach, I will ensure that no American is left behind. Our “Safe Stations” approach to helping drug abusers in Manchester is an example. It is based on local firehouses, neighbors helping people. But “Safe Stations” actually helps jumpstart the process of recovery (please see links [1], [2] below]). Conservatism in the service of a humane approach to government.

Over the weekend I told you about a church in Manchester, founded in the depths of the depression by brave souls including my immigrant grandmother. Eighty-two years later the church is flourishing. I use modern equipment, such as computers, email and other conveniences. But my values are old-fashioned, New Hampshire values. I will make you proud to have me as your U. S. Representative. I would never let you down any more than I would let down my parents, grandparents and others.

There is hard work to be done in Washington; I have a strong back to get started.

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

http://www.unionleader.com/social-issues/3000th-person-served-by-manchesters-safe-station–20180118

[2]

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

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First District congressional candidate Andy Martin explains to Republican and unaffiliated voters why so-called conservatives are panicking at his announced participation in the Granite State Debate

“My primary opponents rely on out-of-state ‘conservatives’ for their support,” Martin says. “Local Republicans by and large are not enthused by their candidacies. The advisers to both of my opponents have lied to their own supporters. Sanborn backers pretend that he only used foul language ‘on one occasion,’ when there is a diary documenting years of Sanborn’s inappropriate behavior.

“Likewise, Eddie Edwards’ replacement at the Liquor Commission stated he inherited a “dysfunctional” agency from Edwards, with poor agency morale (please see link [1] below). So, who’s right? Edwards or his successor? Edwards’ supporters pretend he was a great leader. The Liquor Commission says otherwise; he was barred from reemployment with the state. What does all of this mean? Please allow me to explain.”

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This letter is one of New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin’s continuing reports to the citizens of his district

Martin exposes the hypocrisy of so-called conservatives that run rigged polls and muzzle free speech, all to nominate a sure loser for congress in the Republican Party

(MANCHESTER, NH)(August 27, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

1. In my last letter to you I explained how the supporters of
my opponents have done everything to derail my campaign. They have failed.

Last week I advised you that I would be part of the Granite State Debate sponsored by WMUR, the Union Leader and the NHIOP next month.

The primary has clearly expanded from a “two-man” race to a three-candidate race. (In a subsequent announcement I will explain why it is really a “one-man” election.)

So, who went after me the day after I was announced as a debate participant? The self-styled right-wing of the Republican Party, in the name of a blog called GraniteGrok. To the best of my knowledge the “Grok” had not mentioned my name in seven (7) years. So why, the day after I was invited to participate in the Granite State Debate, did a Grok writer suddenly develop an interest in my campaign? Obviously, something had agitated the self-proclaimed right-wing Groksters.

2. Skip Murphy, one of the founders of Grok, attacked my “experience” and ridiculed my disclosure of New Hampshire State official records which disclosed an intern had been taken to a basement room in Andy Sanborn’s saloon for a bizarre meeting. Murphy says he doesn’t like “my language.”

You can attack me on many levels. No candidate is perfect and in a lifetime of public service I have made my share of mistakes and attracted my share of detractors. But I don’t believe anyone can seriously argue that I am not the most experienced candidate in either the Republican or the Democratic primary.

I have broad international and foreign policy experience. I have been in and out of Washington and I know how to take command the day I take the oath. So, yes, while you are obviously free to vote for one of my opponents, most people would agree that if you want to send “experience” to Washington, I am the most experienced candidate to help the congress move ahead.

3. So what is really bothering the Groksters? In a nutshell: The First District is not a “Ted Cruz” district. That’s why the Grok feels threatened by my candidacy and campaign. I am actually talking common sense to Republicans and independents in the First Congressional District, not Republicans in Texas or Montana.

They are frightened by the fact I want to win the November election, not just endlessly debate “conservative” issues.

Neither of my two fellow debaters is remotely electable in the First District. Right-wingers love my opponents because they try to outdo each other pandering to conservative voters (the Grok-related “603 Alliance,” which I support, conducted a two-man “poll” and, surprise, one of the two “won,” but my name wasn’t even offered as an option). Unfortunately for my primary opponents, the views they are espousing in the primary will come back to haunt them, and defeat them, in the general election.

It is often said that the First District is a “Republican” District. That’s not really accurate. The district does lean Republican in registration, but the district’s Republican voters are New Hampshire conservatives, not Ted Cruz conservatives. The district “leans” Republican but it will not elect a right-winger. So, when my primary opponents try to “out-conservative” each other, they are declaring that they are incapable of defeating a Democrat in November.

About a month ago, long before I was included in the debate, WMUR asked me for some candidate background (please see link # 2 below). If you look at the “Why are you running for congress section” you will see I am profoundly concerned by the need for someone to stand up during a party primary and promise to begin the difficult task of ending the partisan deadlock and endless bickering in Washington. I am big enough and strong enough and experienced enough to do just that if you send me to Washington.

I really do want to “Make America Great Again” and the only way we can do that is to work with people we disagree with, and work to harness the collective energy of people whose views are across the political spectrum. I am the only candidate in either primary campaigning on a promise to promote reconciliation and a willingness to work with the other party, not just offering lip service to “bipartisanship.” In New Hampshire I have a winning message. My opponents had a bad week again (please see links [3] and [4]); judge for yourself. That’s why I claim we now have a three-man race, and you have a real choice, a New Hampshire conservative choice, for congress.

4. No sooner had I made those remarks than Andy Sanborn pounced and said I was a “moderate.” My response was, “I’m not a moderate on the issues; but, yes, I am all in favor of moderation when it comes to trying to work together with the Democrats.” All of my life I have been a bridge between people holding conflicting viewpoints. People have respected me because my own views are honorably held, but I have always been prepared to appear before groups with whom I disagree and listen to conflicting ideas.

Guess what? I am a conservative. An old-fashioned, New England, New Hampshire conservative of the type that used to dominate New Hampshire politics. Today, when faced with a choice between a cartoon version of Texas conservatism, and a cartoon version of New Hampshire leftism, voters have clearly allowed Democrats to dominate our state in the last two decades.

I actually stand a chance of winning, going to Washington and serving honorably as I represent your interests and the interests of every Granite Stater, and not just follow the ideas of conservative think tanks that are divorced from reality.

In closing, let me say a good word about my detractors. I do read the GraniteGrok; I also peruse CNN and MSNBC. You should too. I want to read contrasting viewpoints. I find a lot to like in the Grok; I get leads and ideas from their columns. They are not bad people. But in my opinion, they would rather be “right” than win an election. (Two years ago, the Grok promoted a “fake candidate” in the Second District; he was exposed as totally unqualified.)

When I take to the debate stage next month, I am debating to win, not debating to debate. For Republican primary voters, the case comes down to one issue: do you want to win with honor in November, or would you prefer to nominate a conservative and endure endless debates about who is the “most conservative” candidate running?

I fully expect that one of these days Andy Sanborn will pull out a “Mr. Rogers” sweater and present it to me. I’ll be proud to accept.

I hope you will pay serious attention to the debate. I will make New Hampshire proud and make you proud. I can and will serve with honor in the congress.

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

[2]

https://www.wmur.com/article/andy-martin-republican-candidate-for-1st-cd-seat/22794301

[3]

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20180826/NEWS0604/180829600

[4]

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20180826/NEWS0604/180829600

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

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[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in our stories; find the latest version on our blogs and don’t hesitate to let us know if you find an error.]

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2018 – All Rights Reserved

In an explosive letter to the citizens of New Hampshire, First District congressional candidate Andy Martin delivers a stunning exposé on the corruption and incompetence of the local fake news media and Republican Party leaders.

Martin discloses that he now calls GOP State Chairman Wayne McDonald “The Joker” because of McDonald’s corruption and destruction of the Republican Party. But Martin makes an even more sensational disclosure, that Andy Sanborn apparently has a “Boom Boom Room” in the basement of The Draft. Explosive reporting, all documented under oath, and all available only from New Hampshire’s most experienced congressional candidate, Andy Martin. Why would you vote for anyone else? Read below, and see what you think about the latest facts Martin is disclosing. And stand by for more to come.

News from:
ANDY MARTIN /2018
Republican candidate for Congress
New Hampshire-
First Congressional District

http://www.AndyMartin2018.com
http://www.AndyMartin.com
http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us
Headquarters:
E-mail:AndyNewHampshire@aol.com
P.O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742
Tel. (603) 518-7310
Fax (866) 214-3210
Blogs:
http://www.AndyMartinforCongress.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyMartinforCongress.wordpress.com

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One of New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin’s continuing reports to the citizens of his district

Martin explodes the conspiracy of silence that exists in the New Hampshire Republican Party. Think this email is too “hot?” There are hotter ones in the pipeline. Andy needs your votes to go to congress and turn over the tables of the moneychangers that are shortchanging Americans.

(MANCHESTER, NH)(August 20, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

1. The Joker (Batman) is after me; but I am now after him

It has been a month since I wrote you a special letter from the First Congressional District campaign, and what a month it has been. The Joker (Wayne McDonald) keeps following orders to sabotage the Republican Party and destroy my campaign. All McDonald has accomplished is to destroy the Republican Party and make it into a laughingstock.

I’m not going anywhere. My family has been in New Hampshire for 102 years. But McDonald, The Joker, is on his way to the wastebasket, or worse, maybe even the hoosegow.

How is it that the Democrats manage to handle eleven (11) congressional candidates but The Joker pretends there are only two (2), not including me, running in the First District? That’s why Democrats win and Republicans lose. They bring people in; The Joker tries to keep people out.

2. The dumbest political contributor, Alicia Preston

But that’s not the best piece of news. I have a nominee for dumbest political contributor in New Hampshire to date (this is a fluid category and other dopes-in-waiting may be out there, in fact they almost certainly are, are you reading this Paul Steinhauser?).

Alicia Preston, whom some of you may know, has published the dumbest and most incompetent piece of commentary I have seen recently. Please see link [1] below. Maybe Preston is dumb because The Joker’s antics have deprived her of election information; that, after all is the self-destructive manual McDonald is using to defeat me. (“What if they gave an election and pretended one of the candidates didn’t exist?).

Preston says there are only “two” candidates. Well, there are more than two, at least three including me, who are campaigning fiercely.

Preston was completely ignorant of the fact that my Right to Know (RTK) negotiations with the Attorney General have devastated both the Sanborn and Edwards campaigns. My campaign, not the local fake news media in Manchester, opened a veritable Pandora’s Box into embarrassing factual information involving my two opponents. Not only has my RTK work effectively ended the Sanborn campaign, Preston was blathering in her column without even seeing the latest reporting on Saturday (she has been added to my email list, but she doesn’t appear to check the fake news media either.)

I have to work overtime, without pay, to get my news out quickly because John DiStaso of WMUR steals all of my work and pretends it is his own. I negotiated the “Sanborn papers” release with the AG, but DiStaso continues to lie to his viewers and readers and claim the disclosures coming out are a result of his work. Liar, liar TV station on fire.

Preston is so stupid she wrote a piece for Seacoastonline.com (a future nominee for most fake news media operation in New Hampshire when we sue them) suggesting Sanborn had only made one bad remark. She didn’t even know that there were years of bad conduct by Sanborn. We need a separate file box to catalog all the bad things he did to women (his assistant” was taken away because he sexually harassed her constantly, and so on..[see below])

So, I nominate Alicia Preston for dumbest political writer. Do you have a better suggestion?

3. Now for the good stuff – I suspect it’s gonna get nasty

Several weeks ago I attended an event. A member of the media came up to me with a pretty wild story. The media guy said Andy Sanborn’s bar (The Draft in Concord) had a lower level with rooms where bad things could happen. There were even rumors about Sanborn taping people, in what sounded like his own version of the “Boom Boom Room.” (Please see link [2] below.)

Both my campaign manager and I are seasoned analysts and investigators. My biography (www.AndyMartin.com) lists some of the places I have been. Just because we hear something that sounds crazy, we do not necessarily erase the claim from our memory.

After the event where Sanborn’s “room” was disclosed my manager and I talked about Sanborn’s possible “Boom Boom Room” and the possible existence of tapes Sanborn has made secretly, possibly for blackmail purposes. But we had nothing more to go on, so Sanborn’s Boom Boom Room issue went into the “Work In Progress” file on the computer. No action.

Until Friday, August 18th.

Late Friday, at almost 6:00 P.M., pursuant to our Right to Know agreement, the Attorney General released heavily redacted transcripts from interviews conducted with people involved in the Sanborn Scandal. We don’t know what the AG is covering up but we plan a lawsuit (John DiStaso won’t be able to steal that material because we will ask the court to keep in under wraps except for me.)

So what set off the bells ringing at my campaign War Room?

The transcripts revealed that the intern who was/is at the center of the Sanborn Scandal was invited by Sanborn to go to a “room” in the basement of The Draft, where Sanborn made “uncomfortable” leading remarks. (Yes, this is all there, under oath, in the RTK documents.)

It looks as though Sanborn did have/does have a Boom Boom Room.

The Sanborn Scandal is exploding like a political supernova. And, under my agreement with the AG, there are more documents to come. New Hampshire has seldom seen anything this lurid, and it is all brought to you courtesy of my campaign and campaign staff. We beat the pants off the local fake news media.

Boom!

4. The bottom line

I was featured on the CBS TV network 25 years ago. A decade ago I was at the center of the presidential race, with one of the most controversial interviews of the entire election on Fox News. Please see link [3] below. The New York Times put me on page one as one of the nation’s most dangerous conservative political operatives (wouldn’t you love to have me in Washington?).

I have debated on ABC television in Chicago, but a small town station such as WMUR says I’m not good enough for Manchester. When The Joker and WMUR try to prevent me from appearing in debates, they are showing how low class they are. They are engaging in a conspiracy to rig an election.

So, guess what. I am slow to anger and slow to take action. But I have had enough of New Hampshire’s media losers and crooked politicians starting with The Joker treating me with disrespect. No more Mr. Nice Guy. If WMUR wants to play dirty, I will hit them where it hurts, in their pocketbook. If the Joker wants to harass me, he will pay a greater political price than his demented mind can imagine. The gloves are off.

Republicans nationally have been called “the stupid party.” In New Hampshire, The Joker and his Concord cronies are proving, one more election cycle all over again, they are “the Losers’ Party.” What the Joker is doing to me is backfiring across the entire team of GOP candidates. McDonald may defeat the entire Republican ticket in November, all in an insane plot to destroy my candidacy.

A famous Navy man (no, not Eddie Edwards) once said “I have not yet begin to fight.” Well, in New Hampshire in the First District, the fight is on.

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180819/congressional-race-becoming-sideshow

[2]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1996/11/06/26-women-sue-smith-barney-allege-bias/595f6d40-b69c-45cf-a1f8-a56c3167bcf8/?

[3]

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

UPDATES:

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Andy’s opinion columns are posted at ContrarianCommentary.com, ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com and ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com

[NOTE: We try to correct any typographical errors in our stories; find the latest version on our blogs and don’t hesitate to let us know if you find an error.]

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2018 – All Rights Reserved

Manchester News conference Saturday: New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin will disclose the existence of a “sex dossier” involving one of his opponents, Andy Sanborn

New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester news conference Saturday to disclose the existence of a “sex dossier” in the case of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s investigation of congressional candidate Andy Sanborn. The current location of the sex dossier, which catalogues years of inappropriate sexual and other remarks by Sanborn, is unknown. There is also a “tears tape” with a NH staffer crying under the stress of Sanborn’s corruption and misconduct. Martin, one of a handful of America’s most experienced and relentless investigative reporters and media analysts, has doggedly pursued Sanborn after a criminal investigation into Sanborn’s behavior was closed. “He may not be a criminal,” Martin says. “But Sanborn is clearly unfit for office anywhere in America. Amazingly enough, while Sanborn escapes criminal liability, Wayne McDonald and his coconspirators may be subject to criminal liability for misusing their official positions to discredit me and to destroy my candidacy. It’s a federal offense to harass a candidate for congress.”

Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Saturday, August 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Attention, New Hampshire, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors

News from:
ANDY MARTIN /2018
Republican candidate for Congress
New Hampshire-
First Congressional District

http://www.AndyMartin2018.com
http://www.AndyMartin.com
http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us
Headquarters:
E-mail:AndyNewHampshire@aol.com
P.O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742
Tel. (603) 518-7310
Fax (866) 214-3210
Blogs:
http://www.AndyMartinforCongress.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyMartinforCongress.wordpress.com

New Hampshire First Congressional District GOP candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester news conference by appointment only today, Saturday, to discuss the latest disclosures by the New Hampshire Attorney General concerning misconduct by Senator Andy Sanborn

August 18 Manchester, NH news conference details:

Who:

GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin conducts a Manchester news conference at 12:00 P.M. to discuss the latest Right to Know disclosures in the case of State Senator Andy Sanborn

Where:

Front steps of Manchester City Hall (park area), One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101

When:

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, August 18; 12:00 P.M. (noon)
You must call and confirm an appearance before the stop is added to the candidate’s schedule

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Sex dossier exists, whereabouts unknown, in Sanborn investigation

Andy Martin challenges Eddie Edwards to debate, says Sanborn is through as a serious candidate

(Manchester, NH)(August 18, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference, by appointment only, Saturday to discuss the latest “bombshell” disclosures in the case of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s investigation into State Senator Andy Sanborn.

“At 4:45 P.M. on Friday we got a document dump from the New Hampshire Attorney General (“AG”),” Martin says. “Then we got a call from the AG that they had released raw files by mistake, with a request we delete the raw files. We agreed and we got a second ‘redacted’ document dump about an hour later.

“I suppose that by now most people thought there were no more surprises in the Andy Sanborn sexual harassment case. They were wrong.

“The latest transcripts from witness interviews indicate that the victim of one of the senator’s abuses kept what I call a ‘sex dossier’ of all of Sanborn’s inappropriate remarks for approximately two (2) years. The current location of the sex dossier is unknown. Sanborn’s misbehavior was not a single incident. He was crass and inappropriate throughout his entire senate career. There is apparently a video of a tearful intern, again a new development. Sanborn is a man voters want to send to Washington? No one is that crazy, even in New Hampshire.

“Thursday New Hampshire Republicans held a bogus ‘debate’ from which I was excluded. Wayne McDonald and the people behind him are trying to discredit me to protect Sanborn. This is crooked politics of the worst order, and may involve a new and independent crime. In other words, the latest cover-up by Wayne McDonald and his coconspirators to destroy my campaign may be criminal activity under federal and state law. The cover-up may become worse than the original ‘crime.’

“I asked Sanborn to step down on June 16th. I negotiated a deal with the AG in late June. Both the AG and I have kept our sides of the bargain. We continue to work together pursuant to the state’s Right to Know (“RTK”) law.

“In addition, while I have not seen the missing portions of the witness transcripts that were redacted, I have seen the redactions themselves (whited out areas) and my quick guess is that in one deposition alone ten (10) pages of testimony were removed from public view.

“Because it’s August and because we’re very busy on Saturday, we have scheduled a ‘by appointment only’ news conference. If we are called and told someone wants to do an interview, we will be at City Hall at noon, sort of a ‘flagged down’ train stop. If we do not get a call, we will not stop there.

“Crooked politicians in the Republican Party are trying to silence and discredit me and promote and protect Andy Sanborn.

“While Eddie Edwards and I arrive the same conclusion by different approaches, we both agree Sanborn is both unelectable and that no responsible and respectable party would nominate Sanborn for anything. Ironically, Edwards himself is mentioned in one of the AG interviews, concerning a Derry appearance by both men.

“When I said yesterday that the congressional race was now a two-man contest between myself and Edwards, some may have thought I was delusional or engaging in hyperbole. The latest Right to Know evidence confirms I have been right about Sanborn since June. Only the ‘omerta’ of corrupt Republican Party leaders has kept Sanborn in the race.

“When Edwards feels confident enough of himself, I am anxious to debate him so we can determine who the best man is to represent the First District. Rather than excluding me from debates, it is now time to exclude Sanborn.

“Eddie are you ready?

The latest disclosures abut the Sanborn investigation will shock even the most jaded observers of America’s Peyton Place of politics, crooked New Hampshire.

“I am fighting to represent the voters and good citizens, and to clean up the corruption so Granite Staters can once again have a government they can be proud of. Sanborn must go.

“People are under the mistaken impression that Sanborn’s misbehavior was a one-and-done ‘mistake.’ The witness transcripts reflect years of misconduct and suspicious activity by Sanborn.

“Later this month I hope to have the resources to post the actual transcripts of the Sanborn investigation online, so every Republican primary voter can see what I have seen and decide if I am the best man to speak for them in congress. Unlike most political blather, we have sworn transcripts to accompany our accusations.

“I have national, major market experience in media and investigations. It took someone who had lived ‘outside’ New Hampshire to come home and clean up the ‘inside’ of insider politics that has contaminated Concord. I am very proud of the influence I have had cleaning up politics in this state; in the words of that great Navy man, ‘I’ve just begun to fight.’

“As Joe Louis once said, my opponents ‘can run, but they can’t hide.’ They can conduct fake debates but the fake news media can no longer protect them from investigation and exposure.”

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Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

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The “Giant killer” of New Hampshire politics, Andy Martin, claims another scalp – Andy Sanborn

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Andy Martin’s investigation of Andy Sanborn eventually motivated Eddie Edwards to refuse a post-primary endorsement for Sanborn, almost certainly dooming Sanborn’s chances of either winning the nomination or being elected in November

Martin’s fierce opposition to corruption and incompetence in the New Hampshire Republican Party has brought down other failed leaders. Andy Sanborn is only the latest of Martin’s targets to fall to the Manchester Giant Killer’s investigations

(Manchester, NH)(August 14, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin received the news late Wednesday night after a long day of campaign appearances: Eddie Edwards was refusing to endorse Andy Sanborn after the September 11 primary. Please see note [1] below.

“In my opinion, we are now down to a two-man race, me and Eddie Edwards,” Martin announced. “Last June 16th I promised – Babe Ruth-style – that I would take down Sanborn. Now that Edie Edwards refuses to support Sanborn if Sanborn wins the primary, Sanborn is effectively out of the race. He is toxic. No one can take him seriously as a credible candidate in November.

“How did all this unfold? On TV they say, ‘Let’s go to the tape.’ In courts, we say ‘Let’s look at the record.”

“When the Attorney General announced in early June, 2018 he would not prosecute Sanborn the story died. The media went on to reporting other nonsense. Only my campaign unit, which we humorously call our ‘Bureau of Investigation,’ pursued release of the secret Sanborn files. Then I asked Sanborn to step down.

“Here is what I wrote to Sanborn on June 14th:

Announcement of Concord, New Hampshire news conference today, Thursday, June 14

June 14 Concord, NH news conference details:

Who:

GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin urges Andy Sanborn to withdraw as a candidate for congress because of the scandal and grand jury investigation involving Sanborn and a public employee

Where:

Front steps of the New Hampshire State Capitol, 107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH

When:

Thursday, June 14, 2018; 12:00 P.M.

Andy Martin’s letter to Andy Sanborn (without letterhead):

June 14, 2018

Andy Sanborn
Andy@AndySanborn.com

Dear Andy:

This is a difficult letter to write. But in the interest of New Hampshire Republicans I am compelled to ask you to withdraw as a candidate for congress in 2018. I believe the basis for your withdrawal is compelling. I further believe that if you do not withdraw, your potential presence on the November ballot could endanger Republican candidates in both state and federal races.

1. You have accused your “political enemies,” i. e. “liberal Democrats, of conspiring to defame you (Union Leader 12/9/17). But both of the investigations involving your admitted misconduct were directed by Republican senate presidents, Peter Bragdon and Charles Morse. So the claim that Democrats have been out to get you is so hollow it borders on a lie.

2. You admitted to the Union Leader (12/9/17) that you used “crass language,” apparently directed at a state employee. You then tried to minimize your misconduct, by seeking to trivialize your self-admitted crass conduct, saying “it is disgusting that anyone is trying to equate a crass joke to all the real challenges women are facing…” (Union Leader 12/9/17)

By your own admission you are unaware that the use of “crass language” is one of the most serious forms of sexual misconduct. How stupid is that? What do you think Ray Buckley’s smear machine will make of your own admissions? Your own words! Maura Sullivan will rip you to shreds.

3. Senate President Peter Bragdon opened an investigation in 2013. Thousands of dollars were paid to an out-of-state law firm to investigate. A cash envelope was handed to a state employee, the purpose, amounts and connection to you remain opaque, even after five years and two investigations. Bragdon is a Republican. Morse is a Republican. They acted because of the undeniable appearance of impropriety.

Last year Senate Chares Morse asked for a new investigation, the second one. Eighteen (18!) tapes exist. The Attorney General presented the matter to a grand jury. Vital facts are still in dispute and unresolved.

You have denied you committed a crime.

4. While I am seeking full disclosure of all evidence under New Hampshire’s Right-to-Know law and I will be moving expeditiously to ensure that release, I agree that you probably did not commit a crime. I am reserving final judgment until the tapes and evidence are released to the public. But that misses the point.

Most boorish behavior and sexual harassment is not criminal, it is a civil offense and an affront to civilized of professional behavior. The quotations attributed to you in the Union Leader show you have no idea that your behavior was despicable and unlawful as a civil matter.

5. Your misconduct cost taxpayers tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars in both outside legal fees and insider state employee time to investigate your incident twice. Assistant Attorneys General were paid, investigators had to assemble the evidence. That activity cost taxpayers a small fortune. You claim the investigations were all about nothing. Then why did the matter end up in front of a grand jury? Are you suggesting the Attorney General presents frivolous matters to a grand jury for review? The answer is obvious.

6. Nevertheless, the finding that no crime was committed is irrelevant. Your conduct does not have to be criminal to render you unfit to serve in congress. So the “I am not a criminal” defense is unavailing.

You yourself have admitted to unlawful behavior that would get you fired in the private sector. Are the New Hampshire state legislature’s morals any less exacting? They literally had to “change the rules” after your misconduct. In the law of evidence, subsequent remedial conduct (by the state senate) is evidence of prior unlawful behavior.

7. I hope you will heed my experienced analysis and withdraw or not file by the close of the filing period on June 15th. Your withdrawal, however, will not stop my Right-to-Know demands to the Senate President, the Attorney General and the Grand Jury (the grand jury’s secrecy can be overridden in a public matter such as yours). There will be no cover-up. Too many questions still remain.

8. You could also undermine your wife’s candidacy for state house speaker. That would be unfortunate. She was present and witnessed your self-admitted crass behavior. The best approach? Withdraw by tomorrow, and consider a run in 2 years when matters will have quieted down.

9. And don’t think the liberal media, the Union Leader and WMUR, will save you. Two years ago I exposed that Jim Lawrence, who claimed to be a “small businessman” had “no business” at all, because his business had been dissolved by the state. The federal government had barred him from bidding on most federal contracts, while Lawrence continued to masquerade as a government contractor. Lawrence had unpaid taxes. All of this information was basic public information and should have been presented to Republican primary voters by honest media.

But New Hampshire’s fake news media concealed the truth from voters.

The Union Leader and WMUR censored my campaign to cover up Lawrence’s misconduct. They treated a “fake candidate,” Lawrence, as though he was a serious candidate despite all of the evidence to the contrary, and they held back the evidence until it was too late for Republicans to vote against Lawrence in the primary. Then they smeared Lawrence just in time to reelect one of the wildest liberals in congress, Annie Kuster.

The same fate lies store for you. The liberal media will play possum until after the primary and then “discover” the evidence in time to elect Maura Sullivan.

Pull out, lie low and wait to see what materializes in 2020. That is your best course, really your only course, whether you want to admit it or not.

Sincerely,

Andy Martin

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“Later in June the Attorney General resisted complying with my Sanborn ‘Right to Know’ demands until after the primary. I told the AG a lawsuit would be filed if he delayed. We compromised on a staged release of Sanborn materials, and it was through my agreement with the AG that we learned of the ‘second’ victim of Sanborn’s crass behavior. The fact that his assistant had been removed by other senators shocked the GOP. The final batch of Sanborn documents is due this week. I never had to file a lawsuit to get them.

“With massive contempt for the truth, the media took my documents and reported the news, falsely claiming the disclosures had come through their own efforts (the UL did credit me). That was a ‘Manchester media lie.’

“During this entire period, and coming forward to today, the state’s fake news media lied to their viewers, listeners and readers and pretended I do not exist. What losers.

“What am I? A Jolly Green Giant that comes out of the forest to expose dishonest public officials and political leaders but doesn’t really exist, an imaginary Sasquatch?

“I am a candidate for congress. The media are engaging in fake news when they pretend I do not exist. They lie about me the same way they lie about President Trump.

“Republican Party leaders have done everything they can to sabotage my campaign. Today they are planning to conduct a ‘fake’ debate for First District candidates without allowing me to participate. What a bunch of incompetent crooks. I will not rest until all of them are removed from their positions of responsibility in the state GOP.

“Eddie Edwards is a brave man and I feel honored to run against him. I have pursued Eddie as efficiently as I pursued Sanborn. Both men have felt the sting of my ‘terrible swift sword.’ I do not play favorites. But Eddie obviously has morals. He saw the problem with being forced to endorse Sanborn.

“To recap, my Right to Know agreement with the Attorney General resulted in the release of documents involving Sanborn, with more to come.

“My Right to Know agreement with the Attorney General resulted in the release of documents that are still reverberating for Edwards, with more to come.

“And yet, as Galileo said, ‘it moves.’ And yet, the small-minded Manchester media pretend my congressional campaign does not exist. Who are the real losers, the fake news media that have been exposed, once again for censoring me, and for incompetence in discharging their First Amendment duties? The fake leaders of the Republican Party that tried to hold a fake debate without allowing me to participate? Or the innocent victims of all of this media machination, New Hampshire GOP voters that are being deprived of a great primary campaign? I’m ready to run against Eddie Edwards for the nomination. Let the best man win. Let the voters decide.

“My work in this single campaign has massively changed the dynamics of the race. Someone the media call a nonexistent candidate is having an existential impact on the Republican primary. My earlier work over a lifetime of public service allows me to claim the status of a ‘Giant-killer’ in New Hampshire politics,” Martin says. “Who wants to stand up next and challenge me?”

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://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 fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://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 http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 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.

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