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Don't let Rauner's allies divide GOP primary


May 2017: Kelly announces for Governor against Rauner, condemns sanctuary state legislation
May 2017: Kelly announces campaign for Governor against Rauner
In 2013, I warned Republicans about Bruce Rauner's hostile takeover of the Illinois GOP and my warnings went unheeded. 
Back in May, I announced my candidacy for Governor against Rauner and warned conservatives once again about the Governor's secret sanctuary state bill and his support for a bill forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions.
Today, the Governor has turned Illinois into a sanctuary state with taxpayer-funded abortions and we have his closest allies to thank including Rep. Jeanne Ives.

To my local Republican friends around the state, I say this: You should be very angry with Bruce Rauner and his friends. They deceived you about Rauner and his history and happily took six figure donations (or more) from him. 

In 2018, we have the opportunity to restore the party principles we hold most dear.
We can make Illinois Great Again by putting our citizens and their safety first. 

But we cannot make the same mistakes we have made in the past. We cannot trust Rauner or his allies again. 
Since my announcement in May, my campaign has been hard at work circulating petitions to challenge Bruce Rauner in 2018.  With only a few weeks before the deadline, Ives has announced, she might - just might - be challenging Rauner too. 
It's obvious: Rauner doesn't want a one-on-one race. He wants a divided GOP primary so he can win re-election.  

I believe Ives is in this race to help Governor Rauner. The very same people who are supporting her campaign profited the most from Rauner and his election. Perhaps they still are. 
If you are sick and tired of these corrupt insider games, please send Governor Rauner a strong message by making a donation of $20.18  to my campaign today. 
If you'd like to sign and circulate our petition to challenge Bruce Rauner, please contact my campaign or click here to download a petition.  

If we stick together, the insiders lose and the people of Illinois win. 

William J. Kelly 

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