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Kelly mocks Beto, changes name to Memo


CHICAGO IL, November 23, 2018 - Republican William J. Kelly says he is officially changing his name to "Memo," the Spanish short form for Guillermo or William - his given name. "I've been called 'Memo' since grade school," claims the fourth generation Irish-Swede. "It was all over my notebooks."
Kelly, who is running for Chicago Mayor, cites Democrat Beto O'Rourke, another fourth-generation Irishman, as the inspiration for the change.
"This Texas Congressman, Robert Francis O'Rourke. You know what he has that I don't have - other than the DUI and burglary arrest? A nickname!" says Kelly. "So that's what I need."

O'Rourke, despite his Irish heritage and Spanish nickname, represents the heavily Hispanic 16th congressional district. He is being touted as a leading Democrat candidate for President in 2020, despite his recent loss to Sen. Ted Cruz.

To mark the change, Kelly has just released his first official campaign song, "Memo for Mayor (Better than Beto)."The song is set to Barry Manilow's 1978 hit, "Copacabana."
Kelly says that more Republicans may have to change their names to win elections. In Illinois, a Polish lawyer, previously known as Phillip Spiwak, changed his name to Shannon O'Malley and won vacancy in Cook County's 13th judicial sub-circuit in November. In 2010, he ran as a Republican candidate in Will County and lost. 
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William J. Kelly is an Emmy award-winning producer and the host of"The Citizen Kelly Show" on AM 1590 WCGO. He is the founder of RevDigital, an award-winning TV and new media production company based in Chicago. Kelly is a frequent contributor to the Daily Caller, Newsmax, and the Washington Times.

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