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Kelly: Why I'm Running for IL GOP Party Chairman

CHICAGO (November 7, 2020) - Former GOP mayoral candidate William J. Kelly reacts to the Tim Schneider's retirement as Illinois Republican Party Chairman:

"As a lifelong Illinois Republican, I cannot believe the complete lack of effort our Illinois GOP leaders put into the 2020 campaign, the total betrayal of President Trump and the total surrender to the tyrant, Gov. J.B. Pritzker That is why I am announcing that I want the opportunity to rebuild the Illinois GOP as its party chairman. If you think that I am the right kind of person to challenge Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot's abuse of power, please contact your local Republican leaders and ask them to support me for the chairmanship."

As an outspoken Republican activist, Kelly says the grassroots conservative base, which supports President Trump, doesn't trust the Illinois GOP establishment after its failure with liberal Gov. Bruce Rauner and the 2020 elections. "I will help restore trust in the Illinois GOP with the party's base that we need to win the critical elections against Governor Pritzker and the Democrat slate statewide in 2022," Kelly says.

Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.

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