Kelly campaign issues statement on Toni Preckwinkle's decision not to run for Mayor
Here is William J. Kelly's statement on Toni Preckwinkle's official statement that she will not run for Mayor of Chicago:
I applaud Toni Preckwinkle for ending the media hype about a potential mayor campaign that only the media was talking about. President Preckwinkle never even hinted that she would be a candidate for Mayor, and she never was. Shame on the media for distracting the voters again by creating a story where there was none.
Her heartfelt statement reinforcing her commitment to the people of Cook County and Chicago is more proof that she would have been a great alternative to what we have now.
Although I don't agree with some of her policy positions, I've never questioned or doubted Toni Preckwinkle's sincerity. That is not the case with Rahm Emanuel. When it comes to running a city like Chicago, a person's sincerity counts for something. Something very important.
Now that President Preckwinkle has burst the media bubble, perhaps now we can return the focus to where it should have been all along: on the failed administration of Rahm Emanuel. Instead of hyping make-believe candidates or candidates they personally prefer, let's talk about Emanuel's abysmal record of unchecked violent crime, closed neighborhood schools, record property tax hike proposals, and insider deals.
Rahm Emanuel has disgraced the Office of Mayor by believing it to be a dictatorship. When I am Mayor, the taxpayers will know I work for them, not the other way around. They will know that I work for the 100% not just the 1%.
Let the real campaign begin.