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Original Obama Birther Running for Senate in 2010

Andy Martin, the Chicago Internet powerhouse (his own words!) who started the unfounded rumor that Barack Obama was a secret Muslim and later pushed the

Paolo Reyna
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | May 20, 2009

Andy Martin, the Chicago “Internet powerhouse” (his own words!) who started the unfounded rumor that Barack Obama was a secret Muslim and later pushed the unfounded rumor that he wasn’t born in America, has launched his umpteenth campaign. He’s running for Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in 2010. From Martin’s Website:

Andy Martin is a candidate for U. S. Senator in 2010. He wants to maintain the Republican Party as a conservative party but modernize its policy stands and open the party to full participation by every American. Andy favors inclusive social policies and is a strong supporter of the right to privacy. Andy will represent the public interest, not the special interests, in Washington.

On the same page, Martin hints at his years of fruitless attacks on the president, arguing that his self-published “book and ongoing disclosures probably cost Obama millions of votes and held down his electoral victory.”

Paolo Reyna | Paolo is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Studies with a Latin American emphasis. During the fall semester of 2012, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru, which piqued his interest in international growth. He learned about the disparities that impact indigenous peoples, got a taste of Peruvian culture, and improved his Spanish skills. Mitchel interned with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, conducting research on food security in Latin America, after being inspired by his foreign experience. He wants to work in international development and for a government department, writing legislation. He loves playing intramural basketball and practicing for the Chicago marathon when he is not thinking about current events in Latin America.

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