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

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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Manchester News conference Sunday: New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin accuses Maura Sullivan of being illegally registered to vote in the Granite State and exposes the backstabbing and Obama-inspired dirty dealing behind Sullivan’s move to New Hampshire

New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin holds a Manchester news conference today, Sunday, to accuse Maura Sullivan of being illegally registered to vote in New Hampshire while she is also registered to vote in Illinois. Martin also exposes the backstabbing and Obama-inspired dirty dealing behind Sullivan’s move to New Hampshire that were the basis of the effort to force Carol Shea-Porter into involuntary “retirement.” Martin accuses Sullivan and her boy friend of a political scam.

Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Sunday, September 9

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

September 9 Manchester, NH news conference details:

Who:

GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin accuses Obama protégé Maura Sullivan of being illegally registered to vote in New Hampshire and exposes the Obama-inspired dirty deal that brought Sullivan to New Hampshire

Where:

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

When:

Sunday, September 9, 5:00 P.M.

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Andy Martin accuses Maura Sullivan of being illegally registered to vote in New Hampshire, and produces a certificate from the Cook County Clerk to document his accusation.

Someone at WMUR has “hacked” Andy Martin’s answers to the station’s web site questions; Andy is asking the station to correct its error

(Manchester, NH)(September 9, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin holds a news conference today, Sunday, to “drop a bomb” on the congressional campaign of Maura Sullivan and possibly change the course of the 2018 primary election.

Martin, who has been called one of the GOP’s premier political operatives by Sam Stein of the Daily Beast, scoops all of New Hampshire’s media with an explosive voter registration scandal and an expose that explains how Obama-inspired operatives schemed to stab Carol Shea-Porter in the back and replace her with Obama protégé Maura Sullivan.

“While Andy Sanborn and Eddie Edwards have been throwing mud pies in their sandbox,” Martin says, “my Bureau of Investigation has been busy investigating Maura Sullivan. We can now confirm that Sullivan is illegally registered to vote in New Hampshire. We can also confirm some of the most sordid backstabbing in Democratic Party history facilitated Sullivan’s ‘move’ to New Hampshire.

“If you want to know who Democrats are terrified of winning the Republican congressional primary, it is me.

“A congressman has many jobs. One of the principal assignments is investigation and oversight of the executive branch. I have shown I can assemble the best team in GOP politics today. I have earned the GOP nomination in the First District the old-fashioned way, with hard work, deep digging and a sense of where to deploy investigative resources. I will do the same in congress. I will help root out the corruption and maladministration by holdovers from Obama’s FBI and Justice Department appointments.”

In a double-barreled attack on Sullivan, Martin documents and exposes why Sullivan has not previously been voting. Martin says Sullivan illegally registered to vote in New Hampshire. In fact, he says, Sullivan currently can’t legally vote for herself on Tuesday because of her active voter registration in Illinois.

1. Why Sullivan is registered illegally in New Hampshire

“Maura Sullivan did not vote in Washington, DC in 2016 because she is registered to vote in Evanston, Illinois,” Martin charges. “I have a certified copy of a certificate of her registration in Evanston, Illinois. She registered fraudulently in New Hampshire when she failed to disclose her active voter registration in Evanston. You can’t legally be registered in two places.

“Sullivan was fully aware she was registered in Evanston, which is why she did not vote in DC. She decided to chance registering in New Hampshire and has now been caught. She can’t legally vote for herself on Tuesday without violating New Hampshire law.

2. Obama’s backstabbing and dirty dealing brought Sullivan to New Hampshire

“Barack Obama may have moved out of the White House but his pernicious influence is growing within the Democratic Party.

“Obama sympathizers want to create a de facto ‘parliamentary’ system in the United States, where Obama and his cronies use their fundraising prowess to choose congressional candidates and then impose them on states.

“In Britain, for example, the ‘Conservative Central Office’ in London vets candidates before local constituencies get to choose a candidate. Control is retained in London, not local areas.

“Likewise, Obama and his supporters are now trying to create a corps of congressional loyalists by promoting candidates such as Sullivan. They choose them, they fund them and they drop them into congressional districts where they can overpower the local Democrats.

“The tactic has backfired in New Hampshire.

“In Sullivan’s case, the facts appear to be even more tragic. Democrats are desperate to retain the First District seat. The district leans Republican, but is a genuine ‘swing’ seat.

“Obama’s people took one look at Carol Shea-Porter and concluded ‘too old, too dowdy’ to survive the expected Republican counterattack. So they ‘elected’ to remove Shea-Porter and parachuted in Sullivan to deliver the blow if Shea-Porter resisted and refused to retire. Shea-Porter decided to go voluntarily with her dignity intact, so far.

“Shea-Porter’s lingering anger and frustration at what happened to her explains why this week, on the eve of the election, her former campaign manager Susan Mayer called Sullivan a liar and carpetbagger (please see link [1] below). The interesting question is why Mayer waited so long to expose Sullivan as a liar and fraud.

“Sullivan says she campaigned for Shea-Porter in 2006, and again in 2016. Mayer says she and Shea-Porter knew Sullivan’s 2006 claims were lies. Why did they wait until the last minute to expose Sullivan if they knew she was a liar? We can’t confirm yet if the same applies to the 2016 claims.

“It is obvious that some Democrats knew that Shea-Porter was forced out by the prior threat of a primary. She did not fortuitously decide to ‘retire.’ But who knew about the backstabbing scheme, and when did they know? We are still investigating.

“Obama’s plan to control congressional candidate selection from Washington terrified local New Hampshire Democrats. To a person they have all rejected Sullivan and endorsed Chris Pappas, with the exception of Shea-Porter who endorsed her chief of staff to replace her. That Sullivan received a unanimous cold shoulder should show you someone ‘knew’ something about the dirty dealing and backstabbing going on in Washington.

For months Democratic candidates kept quiet about “Sullivan’s Shenanigans.” Only Martin exposed Sullivan for what she is, an out of state carpetbagger and Obama stalking horse. Now, late in the day, Terence O’Rourke has started attacking too. He has posted a lengthy screed (please see link [2] below) accusing Sullivan of a premeditated move to Portsmouth.

“Sullivan says she came to New Hampshire to have her babies,” Martin asks. “Well, where are they? A year and a half later, her boy friend is still just a boy friend. It all looks like a scam and sham to me. She will be back living in Washington before Christmas if she loses the primary.”

3. Martin was the first to expose Sullivan as a fraud

Martin first attacked “Moneybags Maura” on June 11th (please see link [3] below). On June 30th Martin attacked Sullivan face-to-face at a candidates’ forum, while other D’s remained mute. On August 12th, Martin exposed Sullivan as a military fraud (please see link [4] below).

Interestingly, while other GOP candidates were focusing on each other during the primary, only Martin was directing his fire at Democrat Sullivan.

4. We believe there is more to investigate

“If Sullivan wins the primary for the Democrats on Tuesday we believe there will be more to investigate about her,” Martin continues. “We don’t want to compromise sources or methods, but our Bureau of Investigation is beavering away.”

5. WMUR flubs its own web site

WMUR solicited responses to questions from candidates, and posted them on its web site. Whose responses were fouled up? Only Martin’s. The station has been asked to expeditiously correct the matter. An apology or explanation would also be appreciated.

6. The bottom line

Andy Martin is the only GOP candidate who can win in November. It’s as simple as that. Voting for one of his opponents in the primary is voting to elect a Democrat.

If you have not yet seen the Union Leader/WMUR televised debate, here is a link:

We hope you’ll agree Martin is the only candidate who is in “sync” with First District voters.

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

[1][two links]

https://nhlabornews.com/2018/09/op-ed-district-shopping-is-not-illegal-but-i-wish-it-were/

http://www.fosters.com/news/20180907/to-editor-maura-sullivan-and-chicago-money

[2][two links]

http://www.fosters.com/news/20180908/to-editor-what-we-know-about-sullivan

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180902/maura-sullivans-military-service-debated-amid-congress-race

[3]

http://andymartinforcongress.blogspot.com/2018/06/new-hampshire-carpetbagger-candidate.html

[4]

https://andymartinforcongress.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/new-hampshire-congressional-candidate-andy-martin-holds-a-manchester-news-conference-to-ask-is-maura-sullivan-inflating-her-military-service-to-the-extent-of-stolen-valor/

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 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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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
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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

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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Manchester News conference Sunday: New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin accuses the Manchester Union Leader newspaper of once again publishing “fake news” and incomplete reporting about his congressional campaign

New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester news conference Sunday to once again expose and criticize the Union Leader newspaper for publishing “fake news” and misleading the reading public as to what actually happened in a news event. Martin has written to publisher Joe McQuaid to “man up” about the fact his reporter, Kevin Landrigan, constantly publishes misleading reports which exclude any mention of Martin, when Martin in reality is the moving partying generating the news. “Joe McQuaid and Kevin Landrigan do not have to like me to love their profession,” Martin says. “One of the hallmarks of journalism is that media should publish an accurate report of how a news event unfolded. McQuaid should ‘man up’ and publish a front-page editorial apologizing for his biased coverage of my campaign. He doesn’t owe that apology to me, he owes it to his readers. They want the facts and the truth; he hasn’t provided them, again.”

Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Sunday, August 26

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Republican candidate for Congress
New Hampshire-
First Congressional District

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

August 26 Manchester, NH news conference details:

Who:

GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin conducts a Manchester news conference at 5:00 P.M. to discuss the latest example of “fake news” at the Union Leader newspaper

Where:

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

When:

Sunday, August 26, 5:00 P.M.

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Andy Martin asks Union Leader Joe McQuaid for a front-page apology and retraction

(Manchester, NH)(August 26, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference today, Sunday, to discuss the latest “fake news” in the Union Leader.

Here is Martin’s letter to Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid (without Martin’s address). The letter will actually go in the mail on Monday but McQuaid will receive an emailed version today:

August 26, 2018

Joe McQuaid, Publisher
Union Leader
P. O. Box 9555
Manchester, NH 03108-9555

Dear Joe:

Your newspaper has once again published an incomplete and distorted version of how a serious news event has developed, and how it continues to develop.

Most respectfully I am writing to request you publish a front-page apology before the Sununu “roast” Thursday night. Your newspaper can’t survive if readers believe you are lying to them and have an agenda of eliminating “news” that doesn’t fit your personal antipathy.

On August 12th I held a Manchester news conference in which I accused Maura Sullivan of inflating her military credentials. I also sent Maura a letter and asked her to stop inflating her resume and stop misrepresenting the nature of her service in Iraq. It was and is perfectly acceptable for her to say she “served” in a combat zone in Iraq but it is not true that she “fought” in Iraq or that she “fought” in any war as she falsely claims on her web site. Here are the blog links:

https://andymartinforcongress.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/new-hampshire-congressional-candidate-andy-martin-holds-a-manchester-news-conference-to-ask-is-maura-sullivan-inflating-her-military-service-to-the-extent-of-stolen-valor/

http://andymartinforcongress.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-hampshire-congressional-candidate.html

In addition, we notified local, state national and global media.

The Union Leader received notifying emails at several addresses.

When I held my news conference, not a single Democratic candidate had had the gumption to question Sullivan on her false military claims. So, to goad the frightened little puppies in the Democratic congressional primary, I also sent each of their campaigns, including Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign, a copy of my story. The little puppies have been unwilling to take on Maura by name, only referring to her elliptically in their comments.

It was only after my attack on Sullivan that O’Rourke began to challenge Sullivan.

Two weeks later, here is what Kevin Landrigan wrote:

“Terrence O’Rourke of Alton lit the first fuse…” Sullivan, of course, responded with her usual blather that anyone questioning her fraudulent résumé is sexist.

Accuracy is important not only because it informs your readers who really “lit the fuse,” exposing the Democrats for their timidity, but also because it allows readers to see which candidates actually pursue the issue in the future.

In case Mr. Landrigan suffers from amnesia, I also criticized Sullivan Friday night as Landrigan was preparing his fake news reporting:

http://andymartinforcongress.blogspot.com/2018/08/nh-young-republicans-will-get-taste-of.html

There is a massive distinction between being in a combat zone, as virtually everyone was in Iraq, and claiming you “fought” in Iraq as Sullivan falsely says.

An accurate report on the controversy, which is not going away and which will be one of the major issues if I am nominated, would have been to say “Republican Andy Martin first raised the issue of Sullivan’s inflating her military resume in early August. Democrat Terrence O’Rourke followed up with his own barrage of criticism…”

The issue is straightforward; Sullivan received a ribbon for serving in Iraq. Did she also receive the Combat Action Ribbon for being in a combat situation? To date, Sullivan has not disclosed any accounting of her decorations. How does this sound: “Show us the ribbons, Maura.” If she won’t disclose, she is a fraud and should be rejected by Democrats as a Chicago-in-New-Hampshire disaster.

We can agree no one “owns” the “news.” But we both have a proprietary interest in truthful, factual and accurate reporting. If the Union Leader breaks a story, you want to be credited for that, not erased from the coverage by some other media.

If this was just the first time Landrigan had erased my presence in the primary I would be more gentle with my criticism. But as you know I have had to sue the Union Leader because of your extensive and blatant pattern of “fake news” and false reporting where I am concerned.

In Russia, they used to erase people that fell out of favor. You seem to be following the same approach. For whatever reason you or someone at your paper doesn’t like me. So the paper is trying to pretend I don’t exist. Is that a grown-up way to deal with reality? All kinds of people don’t like me, and I accept their right to do as they please. But not liking someone is not a license to lie about their existence or about their activity as a candidate in a congressional election.

I hope we can agree that lawsuits are not the way journalists want to cover a race, and readers would prefer facts and fair reporting to combat in the courtroom. But your refusal to act in an honorable and responsible manner as publisher of the Union Leader left me no option but to call into question your integrity in a court of law.

Why not admit you and Landrigan have made many mistakes and publish an apology and retraction on the front page so we can end our battling?

The reality is that with regard to disclosures about Sanborn and Edwards, I have driven the news coverage through my Right to Know agreements with the Attorney General. I basically created almost all of the controversy and conflict in the Republican primary. In the case of Sullivan, I have pursued her because I have more love and respect for the Marine Corps than she does.

Sullivan, moreover, has a serious psychological problem with the truth. The fake claim she “fought” in Iraq is only part of a relentless pattern of fabrication in her career claims. Everything about her is exaggerated and distorted, except her work for the Frito Lay/Pepsico company, which she never mentions.

We can fight lawsuits over the truth, or we can provide facts and accurate reporting to your readers. Which do you prefer?

Sincerely yours,

Andy

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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/Congressional-candidates-military-service-records-under-attack

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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NH Young Republicans will get a taste of how tough Andy Martin can be on the Democrats Saturday, when he appears at a Young Republicans Lobster Bake and offers his view on how YR’s need to go out and proselytize disaffected Millennials

GOP First Congressional District candidate Andy Martin will attend a New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake Saturday and provide a demonstration of just how tough he can be as a candidate against the Democratic Party opponent in November. He will unveil his new nickname for self-proclaimed Chicago warrior princess Maura Sullivan. Martin wants to help YR’s become the next generation of political leaders. “It won’t be easy,” Martin says, “but YR’s have to go out and offer hope to those who think life is hopeless. Barack Obama lied to them; we will tell them the truth. We need to inspire, motivate and train YR’s to understand how they can recruit Millennials. The job isn’t easy, but they can do it.”

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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(Manchester, NH)(August 25, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin will attend a New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake Saturday (please see link #1) and offer a few comments. Martin will demonstrate just how tough he can be as the Republican candidate in November.

“My primary opponents have been throwing mud against each other,” Martin says. “I am preparing a campaign to attack the Democrat in November.

“The Young Republicans are the bedrock of our party’s future, and the bedrock of America’s future. Many young people today, way too many, have been seduced by the false promises of ‘Democratic Socialists’ who are almost all political nincompoops. The ‘socialists’ are beneficiaries of an affluent society and a politically correct higher education system; in many instances they have been betrayed by their own Democratic Party overlords.

“But we can’t abandon these confused and often bitter ‘socialist’ individuals; we can help them help themselves. We can offer a warm and welcoming hand. We can reorient their thinking through dialogue and friendly persuasion. That’s where YR’s come in. YR’s can and should be the ‘bridge’ to American’s disaffected young people, the so-called Millennials.

“We must absolutely transmit to the next generation the morality and values that allowed America to be a beacon of economic freedom and equality second to none.

“But first we have to win in November, we have to campaign with honor but hit the opposition hard, very hard, campaigning on the facts, the truth and the issues.

“I am stunned by how dishonest Maura Sullivan is. That she should be taken seriously by Granite Staters is disconcerting. When did our state put up a ‘For Sale’ sign in Hollywood or on Park Avenue in New York? Sullivan is surely the most dishonest candidate I have seen in the last decade, since her ‘hero’ Barack Obama promised ‘the waters will stop rising’ and ‘the earth will begin to heal itself.’

“Saturday I will explain to YR’s why I am the toughest candidate to send against the Democrats and why the prospect of running against me would probably scare Sullivan into moving back to Chicago (Evanston). I attacked Sullivan at a ‘Bernie Bro’ forum some weeks ago, and she crumbled. I don’t have a lot to say Saturday, but what I have to say will be worth hearing,” Martin says.

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

[1]

http://www.nhlobsterbake.gop

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 congressional candidate Andy Martin holds a Manchester news conference to ask “Is Maura Sullivan inflating her military service to the extent of stolen valor?

Martin has sent Democratic candidate Maura Sullivan a letter asking why she claims to have “fought” a war when she was a logistics officer. “There is a world of difference between an infantryman MOS and a logistics MOS (Military of Occupational Specialty),” Martin says. “I have no problem with Maura saying she served in Iraq; that’s true. But saying she ‘fought’ there? Maura has a serious psychological problem across her entire personnel history. She constantly exaggerates and inflates her experience, except for the period she has ‘erased’ when she worked at Pepsico selling sugared drinks and potato chips. I am asking Maura to withdraw and reword her current TV commercial because it is false and deceptive, and she may be committing an offense under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), RSA ch. 358-A. She can say she served in Iraq. She cannot say she ‘fought’ there. We will have more to say about Maura’s exaggerations and inflations in her career. Stay tuned,” Andy says.

Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Sunday, August 12

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ANDY MARTIN /2018
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New Hampshire-
First Congressional District

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New Hampshire First Congressional District GOP candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester news conference Sunday to challenge Maura Sullivan’s constant claims she “fought” in a war. “She served in Iraq but she was not a fighter and she never fought,” Martin says. “Maura’s misrepresentation approaches ‘stolen valor,’ where people inflate their military service. I am asking Maura to take corrective action and to stop lying about her background. She has a decent résumé. She doesn’t have to exaggerate but she apparently is a compulsive liar, not a good omen for someone wanting to serve in congress.”

August 12 Manchester, NH news conference details:

Who:

GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin criticizes Maura Sullivan for exaggerating and inflating her military service in Iraq

Where:

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

When:

Sunday, August 12; 12:00 P.M. (noon)

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(Manchester, NH)(August 12, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference Sunday to criticize a Democratic Party opponent, Maura Sullivan, for exaggerating her military service.

Martin’s letter to Sullivan (with the address and contact information removed for brevity) is self-explanatory:

August 12, 2018

Maura Sullivan
Congressional Candidate
P.O. Box 1114
Portsmouth, NH 03802
team@maurafornh.com

Dear Maura:

First let me congratulate you for serving in the Marine Corps, a service with which I have a particularly close association.

Then allow me to caution you that you may be inflating and exaggerating your military service in a way that undermines your good work and approaches stolen valor.

I ask that you withdraw your current TV commercial and, in the future, sharply restrict the claims you make for your time in Iraq.

This letter is prompted by your latest exaggeration in a Democratic Party forum that you “fought in a war,” please see link #1 below.

1. My own military service and civilian activity

I took the oath of enlistment in the USAFR in 1964 and received an Honorable Discharge in 1965. Because so many candidates lie about their credentials, I posted my Honorable Discharge and Juris Doctor law degree on my web site where they are there for anyone to see, http://www.andymartin2018.com/documents.htm.

Because my military records were destroyed in a federal fire, I can’t prove or disprove whether I served a few days technically on active duty, but I am careful to always state that my active service was minuscule, no more than a few days.

I went to Viet-Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand during 1967, 1968 and 1971 as a civilian. I have also been in Afghanistan, Iran and all the countries of the Middle East with the exception of Syria. You can see pictures of me in Viet-Nam and Laos, http://www.AndyMartin.com. My unusual experience in Cambodia may or may not be written into a movie that is in production.

I met Marine General Foster LaHue who commanded Task Force X-Ray in Operation Cochise. Although I was a civilian I was exposed to combat or combat environments with Marines, Special Forces and ARVN on numerous occasions.

In digging back to prepare this letter, even a half century later I remember the pain of seeing good men die. I remember the news of Colonel Michael Spark, one of the few Dartmouth graduates to die in Viet-Nam, and his Sergeant Major Ted McClintock, when they were shot down, please see link #2 below. I was at Khe Sanh before the major assault, and the A Shau Valley during part of that conflict. Marine General Ray Davis and I spent time together that neither of us ever forgot. When General Davis retired he remembered me with a personal note.

2. My association with the Marines in Viet-Nam and Iraq

I worked for U. S. Senator Paul Douglas, known as the “Marine Corps’ Senator” because of his devotion to the USMC; he was grievously wounded at Peleliu. I started out as one of his drivers and after he left office we became very close. He wrote to the Illinois Supreme Court on my behalf and attacked the corrupt media and politics in Illinois. In Viet-Nam, because of my association with Senator Douglas and the administration, Marine units received me warmly; General Ray Davis invited me to spend time with him. Overall, I spent several months working in and out of Southeast Asia.

Let me say that prior to the invasion in Iraq I was one of the few Republicans who had the guts to stand up to President Bush and warn him that operation would be a disaster. I marched in Washington against the war.

Nevertheless, a few days after Saddam Hussein fell I arrived in Baghdad and spent a good part of 2003 in Iraq. Once again, I was a civilian. I was a critic of how the post-invasion situation was handled. We lost brave men and women with little long-term benefit. Nevertheless, I honor the service of those who answered the call, including a close family member. You can see pictures of me in Iraq at http://www.AndyMartin.com.

I was in Fallujah before the Marines were in Fallujah. I traveled alone, with only a single Iraqi as my driver.

3. The Military Occupational Specialty (“MOS”) system

As you are well aware, the Marines follow a standard Military Occupational Specialty (“MOS”) organization of their force, see link #3 below.

The MOS system describes what military personnel do. There is a complete cleavage between an infantryman/infantry officer and a logistics officer. Your MOS was logistics. Although Marines claim that every enlisted Marine is an “infantryman,” and officers undergo some combat training, your role was not even remotely combat related, please see link #4 below. By your own admission, you were in charge of guarding weapons, not using them, please see link #5 below.

4. The two prongs of “stolen valor”

There are two (2) prongs to stolen valor.

Some individuals claim they served, when they did not.

Then there are those who actually served, but grossly inflate their service. “Tail gunner Joe” is an example of that form of exaggeration. Your claim of “fighting” in Iraq approaches Joe McCarthy’s stolen valor. I don’t know if you crossed the line with your “fighting” claims, and I will wait to hear from others where that line should be drawn. But I believe you are very close to the line, if not actually crossing it.

5. My request that you stop exaggerating your military service

I am asking you to take two steps. First, you should withdraw and reword your TV commercial which falsely claims you “fought” in Iraq. You did not fight. Period.

Second, you must stop exaggerating and inflating your resume.

Exaggeration and inflation are everyday, constant problems for you. If I am the Republican candidate (I am currently in third place and rapidly gaining on my primary opponents in what has become a close three-way race) I will rip you for your inappropriate exaggerations and inflations. Just ask my primary opponents what it feels like to come under my campaign scalpel.

Please feel to respond if you question any of my assertions in this letter. Given the seriousness of my accusations, and the way I have documented them, I will assume silence means you accept my criticism.

Semper Fi.

Andy

AM:sp

Footnotes:

[1]

https://www.concordmonitor.com/First-district-democrats-debate-in-Laconia-19375274?

[2]

https://dartmouthalumnimagazine.com/articles/idiocy-war

[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Marine_Corps_MOS

https://www.military1.com/all/article/318809-marine-corps-mos-codes/

[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Logistics_Battalion_8

[5]

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/sniping-breaks-out-at-nh-democratic-party-candidates-forum/article_2df8f9a6-9cd5-11e8-90d6-b3c5b1a08c48.html

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

See letter to Maura Sullivan for footnotes.

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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