CHICAGO (May 18, 2021)- Conservative radio host and former candidate for Illinois governor, William J. Kelly, has announced his current plans for the 2022 election cycle:
"In the course of just one year, Gov. Pritzker has destroyed millions of lives. Thanks to Gov. Pritzker, people have died from undiagnosed diseases and kids have committed suicide," Kelly said. "And all Governor Pritzker can do is scream at us to wash our hands. Well, we need to wash our hands of Gov. Pritzker."
Kelly is announcing the formation of a "Citizen's Slate" of candidates to run for every statewide Illinois office in 2022 including the offices of governor, attorney general, secretary of state, Illinois treasurer, comptroller, and congressional and legislative offices.
"For what we are calling the 'Citizen's Slate,' we will recruit and train citizens - not politicians or insiders.People who agree with the principles embodied in the GOP platform and who will stand against Pritzker's unconstitutional mandates and passports," he said. "The Illinois GOP can either stand with us - or we will simply form a third party - in order to take our freedoms back."
"I was one of the few who called out former Gov. Bruce Rauner due to his financial ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel," Kelly says."But some Illinois GOP Party insiders chose to support Bruce Rauner anyway, and now, today, Illinois is a taxpayer-funded, abortion-on-demand sanctuary state.I was right then and I am right now."
Kelly will announce his endorsed Citizen's slate on July 4th.