VIDEO: Meet Rauner's GOP opponents in the 2018 primary
KELLY-TRANCHANT: WE WILL DEFEAT RAUNER IN 2018
(Chicago, IL) September 7, 2017 - This week, William J. Kelly, Bruce Rauner's GOP opponent in the 2018 primary, announced his running mate, Ray Tranchant, a Danville-area resident and national immigration activist. In the video (above), Kelly says that the Kelly-Tranchant ticket is in it to win it. "This is not a race to send a message. The time to send a message has long since passed," Kelly says.
Kelly says that Rauner had promised to meet with families of loved ones killed by illegal immigrants to discuss SB 31, which makes Illinois a sanctuary state, but snubbed and disrespected them instead. "Now Governor Rauner, who signed SB 31 into law, is going to meet one of them - Ray Tranchant - on the campaign trail every day," says Kelly.
In March 2007, Tranchant's teenage daughter, Tessa, 16, was tragically killed by Alfredo Ramos, an illegal alien who was intoxicated and speeding. Her best friend, Allison Kunhardt, 17, was also killed in the deadly car crash. Tranchant has since become a national activist on the issue of illegal immigration.
William J. Kelly is the host of "The Citizen Kelly Show," which airs daily on AM 1590 WCGO in Chicago. In 2014, Kelly busted the campaign finance caps in the Chicago mayoral race, forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a historic run-off election. He is the founder of RevDigital, an Emmy award-winning TV and documentary company. He is a contributor to the Daily Caller and a columnist for Newsmax. He is a native of Chicago's South Side.