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

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

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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
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P.O. Box 742
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

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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New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin questions whether one of his opponents, Eddie Edwards, has the professional credentials and temperament to serve in congress

Unlike the Union Leader or WMUR, New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin analyzes the employment history of one of his opponents, Eddie Edwards, and finds significant questions, as well as a gap in the evidence necessary to understand why Edwards was paid $160,000 for “racial discrimination.” Martin is a highly respected analyst and investigator, which is what New Hampshire needs in Washington to represent the state. “Unless you want to make a fool of yourself, like our current federal legislators have done,” Martin says, “you need experience to manage congressional oversight of the executive branch. Edwards can’t do that. I have a history, even extending to this primary campaign, of doing what it takes to bring out the facts and work for transparency,” Martin says.

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

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

Martin explains why, based on Eddie Edwards’ checkered employment experience, no major company or enterprise would hire him. Martin says if Edwards is not good enough to be hired, why would anyone vote for him?

(MANCHESTER, NH)(September 6, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

This is my thirteenth letter to you from the congressional campaign trial. I hope you enjoy getting an unfiltered view of the primary campaign instead of the “fake news” broadcast and published by local media (a new story on media fake news coming later today, see below).

Today I would like to discuss with you whether Eddie Edwards is qualified to be a congressman. The Union Leader endorsed Edwards a week ago. I said nothing because newspaper endorsements are expressions of opinion, not fact, and editors are entitled to their opinions. But Wednesday the Union Leader published a second, desperation endorsement of Edwards (please see link [1] below). Obviously the UL is worried Edwards is not connecting with voters despite biased coverage in his favor.

The constitutional requirements to be a Representative in the U. S. House are minimal. Edwards meets them. Likewise, I am not personally hostile to Edwards. I present my analysis based on investigation of the facts, but I like Eddie. Politics being politics you sometimes have to pulverize people you like. And I have been just as tough, probably more so, on Andy Sanborn.

So is Edwards qualified? What are the facts? I present the evidence, with my analysis. You decide whether if Edwards were a job applicant, any major firm would hire him. Would you hire the man?

Edwards served several years as an enlisted man in the Navy. He received an honorable discharge. But literally millions of men and women have enlisted in the military. Being an enlisted person does not qualify you for high office (unless getting to see how stupid officers can be from a more humble point of view is a qualification). Honorable service? Absolutely. Qualification for a high legislative position in Washington, not at all.

Although Edwards has airbrushed the five years or so he spent as a correctional officer in Strafford County out of his resume, he apparently served honorably and properly. Honorable service again? Absolutely. Is working in a jail a qualification for high office? Very doubtful.

In 1995 Edwards was hired by the Liquor Commission. He must have done a good job because ten years later he was promoted to “chief.” Honorable service again? Absolutely. Qualification for high office? I don’t see how.

In 2005 Edwards was promoted to “Chief” of Liquor Enforcement. This is where his troubles begin. Four years after being promoted to a policy-making position Edwards filed two complaints in 2009 charging racial discrimination. He alleged, apparently from the time he became chief, he was the subject of racial discrimination. But the Attorney General has refused to release the complaint files, and I am going to court to get them.

How did Edwards change from being a fine employee, worthy of promotion to an executive position, to become the target of constant bigotry? I don’t believe it. Edwards had served capably in jobs where he was not a policy maker. Once he became an executive, there is a serious doubt he was able to manage complex relationships. There is a massive gap between being a police officer and being a chief, between being a low-level manager and being a senior executive with complex and occasionally conflicting responsibilities. Edwards apparently was never able to make the transition.

Edwards’ successor says he inherited a Liquor Commission that was “dysfunctional,” and characterized by “mistrust” and “self-interest” (please see link [2] below):

I have worked in the law enforcement and investigations field for 20 plus years—most recently as the Division Director of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, Division of Enforcement. These experiences, and the successes I have realized with this work, furnish me with a high level of knowledge and practical expertise in policy establishment and enforcement applicable to small, medium, and large-sized organizations.

My background as Division Director contributes to and reinforces my capacity to back these claims. As the state’s chief of liquor enforcement and licensing I turned around a dysfunctional agency, known for its endemic mistrust and self-interest, to one of shared mission and individual empowerment. The enhanced internal culture led to a much-improved public perception and operative working approach.

Either Eddie Edwards and the Union Leader are right, and Edwards did a great job at the Commission, or Edwards’ leadership was a disaster as his successor states. Where are the investigations and analysis by WMUR and the Union Leader to determine which version is true?

Based on secret files which the state refuses to release, Edwards walked away with $160,000 for “racial discrimination.” If Eddie Edwards won’t authorize the release of his secret files you are crazy to vote for him. What is he hiding? What do you need to know that he doesn’t want you to know?

From the fiasco at the Liquor Commission we turn to more tranquil employment. Edwards was hired as “chief of police” for a town of 800 residents. There is no suggestion that Edwards did anything but serve competently, but how competently do you have to be to patrol a town of 800 people with five or six officers? A qualification for congress? Be serious.

Edwards then turned up on the staff of former Congressman Frank Guinta. Here we have another serious problem. While working as a congressional employee, subject to a strict code of ethics for congressional employees, Edwards continued to operate a lobbying business in Concord. He claims he did not violate congressional ethics. Guinta says he didn’t even know of Edwards’ secret employment. Edwards may or may not have violated the law; but he skated awful close to a violation of congressional ethics, if not actually crossing the line. How can a full-time, federal congressional employee also be operating a private lobbying business on the side? It may not “smell,” but there is a distinct odor.

My campaign manager is a retired analyst and investigator (that’s all I can say). Me? I can’t afford to retire. But it is obvious that I did my homework, which is what a congressman is supposed to do, on both Sanborn (over 1,000 pages of documents released to date) and Edwards (secured release of Settlement Agreement). The media obviously did not do their homework, and they continue to portray Edwards as a viable candidate when he would be easy pickings for the Democrats in November.

So we come to the bottom line: would you hire Edwards for a senior legislative/executive job based on his history of conflicts? No major enterprise would. Then why should you vote for him and hand the Democrats an easy seat in congress?

Now you can see why I accuse WMUR and the Union Leader of airing/publishing “fake news.” You simply can’t trust their coverage. My research is annotated with links to my sources. They don’t have any sources except the public relations handouts of the candidates themselves. As an aside, Edwards would be one of a dwindling number of congressmen without a college degree.

Finally, today is “debate” day on WMUR and in the Union Leader (which will no doubt censor the event). I encourage you to watch because that will be the complete and unedited program. Details on the debate are found below. Debates are healthy and are the ultimate form of modern democracy. Later today we hope to have a pre-debate story exposing more fake news on WMUR and in the Union Leader.

Based on the deficiencies of Edwards and Sanborn, I may not be your first choice to vote for. But I may be your only choice. I know how to fight the Democrats. My opponents do not. If you vote for them, they will be slaughtered in November.

Or you can believe the Union Leader, which says Edwards has an unblemished record of “character and service.” Fake news.

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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Coming Thursday afternoon: WMUR, Union Leader, more fake news

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How to view GOP candidates’ debate Thursday night

TIME: 7:00 P.M. Eastern

Go to WMUR.com

There will be a red banner across the top, “Granite State Debate..” Click on the link at the right of the screen, and presto, it’s on. It will be “live” just before 7:00 P.M. Thursday.

After the debate, it will probably be a blue banner with “on demand.”

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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/20180905/OPINION01/180909779

[2] [two entries]

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimwilsonatlinkedin/

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATES:

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2018 – All Rights Reserved

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

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

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

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

http://www.AndyMartin2018.com
http://www.AndyMartin.com
http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us
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E-mail:AndyNewHampshire@aol.com
P.O. Box 742
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Tel. (603) 518-7310
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This letter is one of New Hampshire First District congressional candidate Andy Martin’s continuing reports to the citizens of his district

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

(MANCHESTER, NH)(August 27, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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

[1]

[2]

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

[3]

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

[4]

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

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATES:

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http://www.Facebook.com/AndyMartin

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

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2018 – All Rights Reserved

Manchester News conference 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

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

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.

UPDATES:

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

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2018 – All Rights Reserved

New Hampshire GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin is invited to participate in Granite State Debate sponsored by WMUR, Union Leader and NHIOP

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Andy Martin invited to join Granite State Debate

Andy has accepted the invitation.

“We are very happy to participate,” Andy says, “and, unlike some candidates that try to lower expectations, I would like to raise expectations. We will deliver a world class debate participation worthy of the good citizens of New Hampshire.”

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Andy Martin
PO Box 742
Manchester, NH 03105

August 22, 2018

Dear Mr. Martin:

WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader would like to invite you to participate in our Granite State Debates. We are also proud to partner with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College for this series.

The First Congressional District debate for the Republicans in the primary election will be broadcast from the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This debate will also stream live on http://www.WMUR.com and WMUR’s mobile app.

Candidates will be expected to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. on the day of their debate.

We will be in touch with details on format after we receive formal written confirmation that you will participate.

The walk-through for your debate will be on Wednesday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. We strongly encourage candidates to attend.

We must receive an email confirming your attendance no later than noon on Monday, August 27. Please email: Alisha McDevitt at amcdevitt@hearst.com.

Alisha McDevitt Trent Spiner Neil Levesque
News Director Executive Editor Executive Director
WMUR New Hampshire Union Leader New Hampshire Institute of Politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

(MANCHESTER, NH)(August 20, 2018)

Dear New Hampshire Citizen:

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

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

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

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

2. The dumbest political contributor, Alicia Preston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until Friday, August 18th.

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

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

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

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

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

Boom!

4. The bottom line

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

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

[1]

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

[2]

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

[3]

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

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

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

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

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

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