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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:27 AM

Kelly to Make Major Campaign Announcement Monday

I want to hear what real people think of Gov. Rauner and his failed leadership in Illinois. When I ran against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I busted the caps in the race and forced him into a historic runoff. He should have been defeated. However, Backstabbin' Bruce Rauner endorsed his longtime money buddy, Rahm. He claimed Rahm's "financial acumen" would spare Chicago a financial disaster.

Instead, Rahm has been Chicago's greatest financial and social disaster since the Great Chicago Fire and we have Bruce Rauner to thank.  

That's why I will be making an important campaign announcement on Monday.  

Friday, April 15, 2016 9:43 AM

KELLY: GOP's firing of committeemen is illegal, racist

For Rauner Republicans to decide who is a Republican is like Denny Hastert deciding who has family values. By the GOP’s new arbitrary rule, former Cook County GOP chairman Aaron Del Mar would have been disqualified as a committeeman for voting for Hillary Clinton in 2008.  In fact, many have questioned whether Del Mar and Sean Morrison, the new Cook County GOP chairman, are even Republicans. It’s a good thing Del Mar resigned because he, too, would have been fired under this new rule. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:19 AM

Kelly issues statement on 2018 Governor's race rumor

There’s a rumor going around that I’m already an announced candidate for governor against Bruce Rauner in 2018.   It’s true that I was planning to hold a news conference to discuss the disaster Rauner has been on jobs, education, and this state’s dire fiscal situation. Rauner has embarrassed himself with his recent primary losses. He has lost the moral high ground. 

Monday, December 21, 2015 7:12 PM


Former GOP mayoral candidate William J. Kelly has endorsed James Marter for U.S. Senate over Mark Kirk.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:50 PM


"The Illinois Republican Party needs to put the Governor's friendship and past business dealings with Mayor Emanuel aside and call for a wider corruption probe of City Hall and the Mayor's office. They need to support this recall legislation now and Gov. Rauner needs to sign it," says Kelly

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