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The Republican Battle for Illinois’ U.S. Senate Seat Comes Down to Rep. Mark Kirk’s Sexuality

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That Mark Kirk, the U.S. Representative from Illinois (pictured), might be a Gay is not exactly news. Those rumors, and his beard marriage, have been circulating for years. But hey, the man is known as a flip-flopper: Originally expected not to run for Sen. Roland Burris’ U.S. Senate seat, Kirk is indeed campaigning. But one opponent, “legendary Chicago muckraker” and blogger Internet columnist Andy Martin, who also wants the U.S. Senate seat, is going to hinge his campaign on Kirk’s homosexuality-maybe-ness.

Martin (pictured, below) is “launching an unprecedented series of broadcast attacks on Mark Kirk beginning Monday, December 28th,” he says in a release. “Martin says that Kirk must answer Republican leaders’ questions concerning Kirk’s alleged homosexuality and homosexual relationship in Washington, DC. ‘There has never been another campaign like this,’ Martin says. ‘We are going to turn the State of Illinois upside down on February 2nd, win the primary, stun both political establishments, go on to win election to the U. S. Senate and lead a counter-revolution to Barack Obama’s overthrow of our national institutions.'”


A good old fashioned gay witch hunt! Normally we have to turn to Blog Active to find out which of our elected officials are gay, but the reason Kirk’s sexuality isn’t being spread around by Team Homo? He’s our friend! He’s voted against the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and for ENDA.

But challenged, Kirk must respond. His campaign manager Eric Elk, reports WBBM 780, “says the ad is not true and is degrading to the political process. He says the people of Illinois deserve better.”

Naturally, Martin disagrees: “The issue is not homosexuality, the question is hypocrisy; people are entitled to their privacy, they are not entitled to live public lives in the closet.” Well, only if they vote against gay rights, right guys?!

Oh, and we mentioned Martin is a proud, self-professed Birther, right?

One radio ad’s transcript:

I’m Andy Martin, Republican candidate for United States Senator. I approved this message because Illinois Republicans deserve the truth about their candidates.

I have over forty years of experience and integrity fighting corruption, and fighting for the truth in politics.

I helped expose many of Barack Obama’s lies in 2008.

Today, I am fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk. Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a, “solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.” Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals.

Mark Kirk should tell Republican voters the truth.

I’m Andy Martin a Republican you can trust for U.S. Senator.

Please vote for Andy Martin.

Paid for by Illinois Republicans for Andy Martin.