Conservative Broadcaster/Law Professor/Florida U.S. Senate Candidate Andy Martin Asks Representative Mark Foley to Withdraw as Senate Candidate

May 29, 2003, 01:00 ET from Andy Martin

    WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally syndicated radio columnist
 Andy Martin, the only announced 2004 Republican Party candidate for U.S.
 Senator from Florida, will hold a telephone news conference in Washington, DC,
 Friday May 30th at 2:00 P.M. to ask Congressman Mark Foley to withdraw as a
 U.S. Senate candidate.
 
      NEWS CONFERENCE/MEDIA AVAILABILITY DETAILS:
      DATE: Friday, May 30     TIME: 2:00 P.M.
      LOCATION: Washington, DC, by telephone conference call
      MEDIA AVAILABILITY: confirm through Revolutionary War Research Center,
                          (202) 496-1428.
 
     Foley caused a firestorm last week when he called a news conference to
 comment on rumors he is gay -- and then refused to discuss the topic.
     "It's truth telling time," Martin states. "Foley lied when he said
 Democrats were smearing him. The truth is Foley's own party and the White
 House did not want Foley as the candidate. Foley insisted on fighting to stay
 in the race for U.S. Senator and gave his 'Checkers speech.' It didn't work.
 Mark self-destructed.
     "As usual, the cover-up and the lie are what doomed Mark, not his private
 life. U.S. Senators do not have 'private lives.'
     "Thursday I am flying to Washington to meet with Republican Party leaders
 and to 'claim the prize.' We are doing a phone conference Friday because we
 are still scheduling appointments and do not know where in Washington we will
 be Friday afternoon. My only remaining opponent, Bill McCollum, has run and
 lost. He is a Washington lobbyist and power peddler. I represent the people of
 Florida."
     Martin's controversial program "Andy Martin's America" and Out2.com column
 are fulcrums of foreign policy debate, political analysis and contemporary
 commentary on the Internet. Martin's program draws an international audience,
 has worldwide newsgathering resources and has included foreign diplomats as
 guests. He is a respected voice in America's intelligence community.
     Martin went to Baghdad after the fall of Saddam and provided a worldwide
 exclusive to Out2.com on the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein. Martin returns to
 the Middle East in June for Out2.com.
     Martin is a military security and intelligence consultant, and specialist
 in cyber war tactics; he studied under the late Bernard Fall and founded the
 Revolutionary War Research Center, which has now added cyber war as a
 priority.
     Martin served as an assistant to former Illinois U.S. Senator Paul H.
 Douglas. He has been involved in various aspects of broadcasting for 34 years.
 He also served as an adjunct professor of law at the City University of New
 York. For earlier columns see Out2.com (Govt. & Politics).
 
     E-mail andy@andymartin.com. Website: andymartin.com.
     Media contact:  Andy Martin (866) 706-ANDY
 
 

SOURCE Andy Martin
    WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally syndicated radio columnist
 Andy Martin, the only announced 2004 Republican Party candidate for U.S.
 Senator from Florida, will hold a telephone news conference in Washington, DC,
 Friday May 30th at 2:00 P.M. to ask Congressman Mark Foley to withdraw as a
 U.S. Senate candidate.
 
      NEWS CONFERENCE/MEDIA AVAILABILITY DETAILS:
      DATE: Friday, May 30     TIME: 2:00 P.M.
      LOCATION: Washington, DC, by telephone conference call
      MEDIA AVAILABILITY: confirm through Revolutionary War Research Center,
                          (202) 496-1428.
 
     Foley caused a firestorm last week when he called a news conference to
 comment on rumors he is gay -- and then refused to discuss the topic.
     "It's truth telling time," Martin states. "Foley lied when he said
 Democrats were smearing him. The truth is Foley's own party and the White
 House did not want Foley as the candidate. Foley insisted on fighting to stay
 in the race for U.S. Senator and gave his 'Checkers speech.' It didn't work.
 Mark self-destructed.
     "As usual, the cover-up and the lie are what doomed Mark, not his private
 life. U.S. Senators do not have 'private lives.'
     "Thursday I am flying to Washington to meet with Republican Party leaders
 and to 'claim the prize.' We are doing a phone conference Friday because we
 are still scheduling appointments and do not know where in Washington we will
 be Friday afternoon. My only remaining opponent, Bill McCollum, has run and
 lost. He is a Washington lobbyist and power peddler. I represent the people of
 Florida."
     Martin's controversial program "Andy Martin's America" and Out2.com column
 are fulcrums of foreign policy debate, political analysis and contemporary
 commentary on the Internet. Martin's program draws an international audience,
 has worldwide newsgathering resources and has included foreign diplomats as
 guests. He is a respected voice in America's intelligence community.
     Martin went to Baghdad after the fall of Saddam and provided a worldwide
 exclusive to Out2.com on the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein. Martin returns to
 the Middle East in June for Out2.com.
     Martin is a military security and intelligence consultant, and specialist
 in cyber war tactics; he studied under the late Bernard Fall and founded the
 Revolutionary War Research Center, which has now added cyber war as a
 priority.
     Martin served as an assistant to former Illinois U.S. Senator Paul H.
 Douglas. He has been involved in various aspects of broadcasting for 34 years.
 He also served as an adjunct professor of law at the City University of New
 York. For earlier columns see Out2.com (Govt. & Politics).
 
     E-mail andy@andymartin.com. Website: andymartin.com.
     Media contact:  Andy Martin (866) 706-ANDY
 
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