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Where’s Weyermuller? With James Marter, Illinois GOP candidate for U.S. Senate




By Mark Weyermuller - 

The hardest working candidate in Illinois in my opinion is James Marter, as he attempts the daunting task of running for United States Senate. He is offering a conservative alternative to GOP incumbent Mark Kirk.


Wednesday night, I ran into James at the North Shore Tea Party monthly meeting. Earlier in the week, I saw him at a Walsh Freedom event and the New Trier Republican Organization endorsement session.  In also heard him on the Stephanie Trussell Show heard on Sunday nights 9pm/midnight on WLS 890-AM. (As you know, I am a regular guest on the show at 10:31pm each Sunday night.)

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Marter is a 52 year old computer analyst from Oswego, Illinois and a political newbie.  He is a graduate of Purdue University and is married with four children. The fact that he has not held public office might make him extremely qualified, as he understands what should be done for the people and is not part of the political class.

He is running a grassroots campaign, which excites conservatives and the base of the Republican Party.

His enthusiasm was quite evident when he showed me his car full of freshly-printed yard signs (of which I was the first to receive one.) There is growing grassroots support for Marter among Tea Party, conservative, and Patriot groups – along with people very unhappy with Mark Kirk because he often supports a leftist, liberal agenda in the U.S. Senate.


Marter has strong conservative positions such as limiting the size, scope, and cost of government. He is also pro-family, pro-Second amendment, against cap and trade, and opposes using tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood. In addition, he is pro-life, pro-legal immigration, anti-amnesty, wants to repeal Obamacare, and balance the budget.

Rumors are flying around about Mark Kirk because he has not been seen much during this campaign season. Many hope for a debate soon between Marter and Kirk with only five weeks until voting day.

The primary is Tuesday, March 15, 2016, so be sure to get out and vote.


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  1. Mark, you are spot on when you say Marter is the hardest-working candidate. He is earning the voter’s support and trust one person at a time. Each one of those voters must become an advocate for Marter, because the GOPe (establishment) has already decided they are sticking with the guaranteed loser in November (Kirk). If Marter is to win the Primary, it will be the grassroots and Republicans who still hold to their conservative principles and values who will get him across the finish line. This is the year of the “political outsider”. Reasonable, thinking people on both sides of the aisle are fed up with establishment politicians. If major change is going to happen, this is the year. To you voters: don’t be one of those complaining on March 16th saying, “I could have…, I should have…, I would have…”. Don’t just talk! Help Marter to win! Volunteer and contribute!