I was very seriously exploring the possibility of running for governor on the Constitution Party ticket and I was honored and humbled by the support on the Draft William Kelly for Governor Facebook page. However, I had a very specific fundraising goal I wanted to meet before I made such a commitment. Unfortunately, I was not able to make that goal in time for today’s Constitution Party Convention and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mike Oberline on his nomination to be the Constitution Party’s candidate for governor. This election year is unlike any election year that I have seen in my 20 plus years of being active in conservative Republican politics in Illinois. There is no doubt that anything could happen this year. If I can meet my fundraising goals, there is still the possibility that you could see the name William J. Kelly as an independent conservative candidate for governor on the November ballot alongside Pat Quinn, Mike Oberline, and Bruce Rauner.
Thank you for your generous support as we work to reform the State of Illinois.