Mount Washington Valley Economic Council is sued by GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin over debate discrimination

GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin filed suit Monday against the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council and various nonprofits/charities which support MWVEC, accusing the group of violating its tax-exempt, nonprofit neutrality by discriminating against Martin’s campaign and excluding him from a “Republican debate.” “MWVEC invited seven (7) Democrats but only two (2) Republicans to debate,” Martin says. “Why do they discriminate against Republicans and why do they discriminate against my campaign?”

ANDY MARTIN /2018
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(Manchester, NH)(August 27, 2018) — As promised, Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin filed suit today against Jac Cuddy, George Epstein, the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council (“MWVEC”) and other charitable entities that support MWVEC, for debate discrimination.

A copy of the lawsuit and docket number are attached to this news release.

“Mr. Epstein and Mr. Cuddy found space for seven (7) Democrats but only two (2) Republicans, sounds a little one-sided to me,” Martin said in announcing the court filing. “I offered Cuddy & Co. a chance to avoid a lawsuit but they insisted on being sued. They could listen to me at a debate or listen to me in court, and they chose the courtroom.

“Let me be clear: entities which are nonprofits under New Hampshire law, and non-profit charities, are supporting an organization, MWVEC, that picks winners and losers in partisan primaries. That’s a violation of state and federal law.

“Someone is going to get stuck with a big legal bill for Mr. Cuddy’s arrogance and contempt for fairness and due process in New Hampshire politics.

“I have participated in forums sponsored by tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, but they were always careful to avoid a claim of bias by inviting all candidates to attend.

“MWVEC wants to have it “their way,” the dirty way; now the lawyers take over.

“This will prove very embarrassing for the charitable institutions, as well as TD Bank, that are associated with MWVEC. We will be adding more defendants. We just picked a few to start,” Martin says.

“The MWVEC is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. They should not be picking winners and losers in primary elections. It could cost them their tax exemption.

“Major local and area companies contribute to the MWVEC. They are getting tax deductions for giving money to a tax-exempt organization. But, through the back door the organization is favoring Democrats and trying to lock my campaign out of the conversation.

“Ironically Democrats are also irritated by the contemptuous attitude of MWVEC, see e.g. http://nhlabornews.com/2018/08/guest-editorial-big-money-divides-candidates-in-1st-congressional-race/

“So I speak for Republicans, Democrats and independents when I call on MWVEC and its supports to stop the dirty politics. On this one, I am a nonpartisan advocate.

“Whatever happened to fairness and decency in New Hampshire politics? I have debated in major cities, and I’m not good enough for Conway? On what meat do these local Caesars feed? Cuddy & Co. disgrace the people of New Hampshire when they try to rig debates in favor of my primary opponents and favor the Democrats,” Martin charges. “Frankly, lawsuits are a lousy way to conduct an election, but my opponents leave me with no other option. I will not surrender to their bias and abuse.”

Because of IT problems, today Martin can only be reached on his cell phone (917) 664-9329.

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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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Mount Washington Valley Economic Council faces lawsuit from GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin over debate discrimination

GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin will be filing suit against the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council today, accusing the group of violating its tax-exempt, nonprofit neutrality in discriminating against Martin’s campaign by excluding him from a Republican debate. “MWVEC invited five (5) Democrats but only two (2) Republicans to debate. Why do they discriminate against Republicans and why do they discriminate against my campaign?”

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

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(Manchester, NH)(August 24, 2018) — Republican congressional candidate Andy Martin is heading to court later today to file a lawsuit against the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council for debate discrimination.

“MWVEC invited five (5) Democrats but only two (2) Republicans to ‘debate,’” Martin charges. “This is a naked case of debate discrimination. “The MWVEC is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. They should not be picking winners and losers in primary elections. It could cost them their tax exemption.

“Major local and area companies contribute to the MWVEC. They are getting tax deductions for giving money to a tax-exempt organization. But, through the back door the organization is favoring Democrats and trying to lock my campaign out of the conversation.

“I hope we will file before 4:00 P.M. today but, if not, we will be at the courthouse door at 8:30 A.M. Monday seeking an injunction and seeking money damages, so the contributors will be on the hook having to pay cash for excluding me from their debate.

“Whatever happened to fairness and decency in New Hampshire politics? I have debates in major cities, and I’m not good enough for Conway? On what meat do these local Caesars feed? These shameless people disgrace the people of New Hampshire when they try to rig debates in favor of my primary opponents and favor the Democrats,” Martin charges. “Frankly, lawsuits are a lousy way to conduct an election, but my opponents leave me with no other option. I will not surrender to their bias and abuse.”

The lawsuit also names major supporters of the MWVEC as coconspirators who tolerate the organization’s abusive behavior.

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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With fifty years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: http://www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at http://www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin backs the Alton, NH American Legion post in its in zoning fight with local officials

First District congressional candidate Andy Martin will be in Alton, NH Tuesday night to help the local American Legion post avoid new zoning regulations demanded by local officials. “President Trump is eliminating unnecessary regulations at the federal level; we can’t be adding them back at the local level,” Andy says. “I will carry President Trump’s message and policy to Alton: do not enact unnecessary regulatory burdens on a veteran’s lodge that is struggling financially and poses no threat to the local community.” Andy calls local efforts to declare the non-profit American Legion hall a commercial establishment ‘zoning imperialism.’ “We fought a war to avoid being regulated unnecessarily,” Andy continues. “In the Granite State we will push back against illogical efforts to commercialize non-profit organizations. This is the ‘Life Free or Die’ state.”

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First Congressional District

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New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin will help fight to save the American Legion Post in Alton, NH from burdensome new regulations by town officials

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(MANCHESTER, NH)(June 19, 2018) When the Town of Alton, New Hampshire Planning Board meets at 6:00 P.M. this evening First District congressional candidate Andy Martin will be there to support the local American Legion post in its efforts to avoid burdensome new zoning regulations. Andy will be speaking during the public comments portion of the meeting.

“President Trump promised to get America out from under Obama’s burdensome regulations,” Andy says. “I want to be sure that we don’t enact at the local level the same suffocating regulatory policies we are eliminating at the national level.

“I don’t know why or how a veterans’ organization can be considered a commercial facility. The town’s interpretation of its zoning law is so expansive it could endanger churches as well as veterans’ organizations across the state.

“In essence, the town claims that when the American Legion purchased an existing restaurant in 2001, to use as a post, that transfer triggered a change in ‘use.’ No it did not. The town also claims that if a non-profit organization holds a ‘public’ event, the non-profit is turned into some sort of commercial establishment. Tell that to the tens of thousands of churches and other non-profits across the United States that hold functions where tickets are available to the public. The regulatory overreach of the Planning Board is breathtaking.

“Veterans’ organizations are struggling financially. Many younger veterans do not want to ‘join.’ American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts are mostly in financially precarious condition. Demanding tens of thousands of dollars in new regulatory compliance when these organizations purchase a new property smacks of zoning imperialism.

“I hope we can resolve matters amicably. But if the Planning Board persists in its rather rigid approach, I can foresee a landmark lawsuit. The American Legion is a federally chartered organization. If I am elected to congress, and the controversy persists, I can foresee sponsoring legislation to ‘preempt’ local regulation of veterans’ organizations properties,” Andy says. “I’m on the case, there to defend our veterans. The post’s attorney is Chuck Douglas. I’m there as a cheerleader and someone who support President’s Trump’s agenda at the local level. I’m there to see that President Trump’s national deregulatory principles are not undermined by local officials.”

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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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