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Illinois Republican Party disavows Martin

Timothy Kincaid

December 28th, 2009

From the Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Patrick Brady blasted Martin and the ad, saying, “The Illinois Republican Party disavows the statements made today by Mr. Andrew Martin in his statewide radio advertisements. His statements today are consistent with his history of bizarre behavior and often times hate-filled speech which has no place in the Illinois Republican Party. Mr. Martin will no longer be recognized as a legitimate Republican candidate by the Illinois Republican Party.”

I am particularly pleased that the Party used language recognizing that Martin’s speech was hate-filled.

So far the ad has been condemned by at least one other opponent. The primary election is February 2.

As of December 14,

Among Republicans, Kirk had the support of 41 percent of likely voters. No one else in the GOP primary topped 3 percent, but 46 percent of voters were still undecided.

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bearchewtoy75
December 28th, 2009 | LINK

“Andy Martin, once known as Anthony Martin-Trigona…”

Everyone I’ve ever known to change their name has been a nutjob.

Lindoro Almaviva
December 28th, 2009 | LINK

So does this mean that this nut job (how that for double entendre?)has been kicked out of the party?

Burr
December 28th, 2009 | LINK

How long until Palin, Rush, and pals give their endorsements to him?

TampaZeke
December 28th, 2009 | LINK

I think you’re giving the Republican Party’s response too much credit. They see it as “hate-filled” not because it’s homophobic but rather because, in their minds “accusing” someone of being a homa-sek-shul is one of the nastiest things a person can do. It’s downright hateful, especially when it’s done to a Republican.

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