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.

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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:
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P.O. Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105-0742
Tel. (603) 518-7310
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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.

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GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin joins the New Hampshire Farm Bureau

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 19, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin was invited to join the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation and he accepted. Martin becomes the first congressional candidate in either party to be committed to New Hampshire’s farmers.

“The Farm Bureau had an event for candidates a few days ago,” Martin says. “And I was invited to join. I joined.

“I grew up down the street from a neighborhood dairy. Summers always involved hanging around the bottling plant for fresh strawberry milk. “My uncle Lucian Marcoux owed a home which backed up to the pasture. One lot over from my home there were horses.

“But even then farmers were struggling financially.

“Later, I spent time in the Midwest and became acquainted with mass production agriculture. I have been exposed to farming from the neighborhood family farm to the 640-acre mega-farm (today farms are much larger).

“New Hampshire agriculture is important to our state’s quality of life. But farmers are threatened. Dairy farmers are caught up in the politics of tariffs between Canada and the U.S., as well as facing relentless cost pressures and significant regulation. Local governments are always seeking to extend their control over agricultural land. And on and on. Federal bureaucrats have an insatiable appetite for extending their demands down into every barn and pond.

“I am proud to say I will be New Hampshire’s voice on agriculture in Washington. Farmers will have a friend. Farmers will be able to pick up the phone, like everyone else in my district, and speak to me directly. No aides, no intermediaries, no levels of congressional office bureaucracy. Time will be set aside for direct contact.

“We’ll use technology to enhance access for everyone, not just lobbyists and special interests. Today congressmen are too far removed from their constituents. The former representative who said recently you had to ‘pay to play’ disgusted me.

“In the midst of all of the ‘national’ issues and our foreign challenges and conflicts we confront during a campaign, it is also important to stay grounded here at home in the Granite State. The Farm Bureau will help me do that.

“I am very proud of my new affiliation and I will do my best to see New Hampshire’s farmers get fair treatment in Washington and here at home,” Martin concluded.

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

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 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 – 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

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

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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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 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 says the Republican Party is in turmoil because of its crooked Chairman Wayne McDonald and incompetent Director Todd Cheewing

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(Manchester, NH)(August 16, 20128) Andy Martin’s lawsuit against The University of New Hampshire Survey Center, St. Anselm College, WMUR, the Union Leader, CRES and other defendants has been filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court.

“I believe elections should be settled on Election Day,” Martin says. “But when powerful interests engage in blatant fraud and corrupt the electoral process, conducting fake ‘debates’ and using fake candidates to undermine my campaign, going to court is a last resort, not a first one.

“Just look at how the Democrats have treated their eleven (11) candidates. With fairness and grace. Slimy Republican leaders are trying to rig our primary to favor two (2) candidates. Whatever happened to democracy? The Democrats win elections because they treat primary candidates with respect, and unify after the primary. Republicans try to fix primaries, and falsely believe the fake news media are their allies. But all of this GOP dirtiness boomerangs and defeats Republicans in November. Wait and see.

“The long-term effects of the defendant’s corruption of New Hampshire’s political process will be substantial. The complaint has been posted on the Internet, as a first step towards warning the public and the American people. We want to alert individuals who might come to New Hampshire to study or participate in our FITN primary.

“The irony is that my opponents and I get along pretty well on the campaign trail. We crack jokes about each other at joint appearances. It is the self-styled GOP leaders and local media that are corrupting the process. Of course all of this unnecessary turmoil ultimately hurts Republican candidates. I wonder if there is a pro Democrat, ‘Manchurian Candidate’ ‘leader’ in the state GOP who is undermining the primary election process.

“We intend to terminate the calamity of corruption that has been inflicted on the good citizens of New Hampshire’s campaigns and elections. Before we are over the defendants will pay a heavy price indeed, both in court and out of court. President Trump and I are both fighters. We are cut from the same cloth when it comes to responding to violations of our rights. The lawsuit is only the first step.”

You can find the lawsuit on the Internet here:

https://andymartinforcongress.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/andy-martin-v-st-anselm-college-neil-levesque-university-of-new-hampshire-andrew-smith-new-hampshire-republican-state-committee-wayne-mcdonald-alan-glassman-rob-kasper-citizens-for-respons/

http://andymartinforcongress.blogspot.com/2018/08/andy-martin-v-st-anselm-college-neil.html

Manchester News conference: New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin holds a news conference to ask “What is nature of the Chris Pappas/Ray Buckley DNA link?”

Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Tuesday, August 14

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New Hampshire First Congressional District GOP candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester news conference today, Tuesday, to question the unusual link between a Democratic Party leader and a candidate for congress. Later, Andy will speak for 5 minutes to New Castle Republicans and outline his plans to win the general election.

August 12 Manchester, NH news conference details:

Who:

GOP 1st District congressional candidate Andy Martin

What:

Andy Martin conducts a Manchester news conference at 2:00 P.M. and then heads to New Castle for a Republican gathering there

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, August 14; 2:00 P.M.

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(Manchester, NH)(August 14, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference Tuesday to question the unusual connection between two Democratic Party leaders. Later, Martin will unveil for New Castle Republicans his general election strategy for winning the first congressional district.

Monday Martin filed a lawsuit challenging GOP state party leaders’ efforts to conduct a corrupt candidates’ “debate” this week in violation of the party’s bylaws requiring strict party neutrality in primaries.

“Because I am a different kind of candidate,” Martin says, “I run a different kind of campaign. But no one can dispute that my efforts in the primary have changed the face of the election, repeatedly. My Right to Know agreements significantly embarrassed two of my opponents, with more documents yet to come. My disclosures have been the most unscripted elements in the current primary. That’s why my presence draws interest, and why trying to exclude me from a debate is self-defeating.

“To lock me out of a debate shows just how out of touch with reality the Republican Party leadership really is. They will be making laughingstocks of the party’s neutrality bylaws by trying to rig the outcome. As President Trump would say, ‘They are going to pay a heavy price for their dishonesty and disloyalty. They are not very smart people.’

“When we unleash our retaliation, it will suck the air out of the GOP conspirators’ general election campaign. The goofy GOP ‘leaders’ will know what it feels like to be one of my opponents.

“But, on a different level, at my news conference today I feel compelled to jump, if only briefly, into the Democrats’ congressional primary. One of the candidates, Levi Sanders, hinted at a recent forum in Laconia that there may be some collusion between the state chairman, Ray Buckley, and candidate Chris Pappas. My campaign is probably the only Republican campaign that closely monitors the Democrats. Sanders’ contretemps with Buckley caught my attention. We took a deeper dive.

“With a little digging by our Bureau of Investigation we came up with my question of the day for today: Why is Ray Buckley managing Chris Pappas’ DNA on line (ancestry.com)?

“Or, put another way, if Pappas and Buckley are so close that Buckley manages Pappas’ DNA and family tree online, should Buckley be presiding at events where Pappas is a candidate?

“I’m a Republican so, until the day after the primary, Democrats are of limited interest to me. But because of my investigative background and our success in using New Hampshire’s Right to Know law to ferret out embarrassing information about Republican candidates, we get raw information about Democrats and Republicans dumped on our doorstep almost every day.

“Still, the closeness of the connection between Pappas and Buckley is clearly worth considering when Buckley is presiding at events where Pappas is a candidate” Martin observes. “Can anyone help me with this?”

“Tuesday I will also have the pleasure of addressing a very serious audience in New Castle. I will explain my strategy to beat the Democrat in November. I have a strategy; my primary opponents do not. The First Congressional District is an educated, sophisticated district. It may be R +2 or whatever, but that number means nothing ‘on the ground’ where we live our lives. We have intelligent voters; they demand a candidate who is in sync with the district, not a bobblehead who spouts stale talking points. New Castlers have asked for a positive presentation and I will endeavor to meet their expectations. I think they will find my views serious and substantial.”
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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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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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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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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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