Comptroller: Kelly Calls on Ill. GOP to Disavow Opponent Dodge’s ‘Smear Tactics’

From the William Kelly for Comptroller campaign…

William J. Kelly, Republican candidate for comptroller, is calling on Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady to disavow the candidacy of Jim Dodge and his campaign’s smear tactics.

“I am the only true outsider reform candidate for Illinois comptroller with no government contracts. That is why I am more than willing to open the books and expose the insider deals That is the reason why one of my primary opponents has been engaging in a smear campaign to prevent me from winning the Republican primary for Illinois comptroller. He has been doing this with the help of Carpentersville businessman Jack Roeser, who was recently been named by news reports as part of the smear campaign against U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Mark Kirk. That is why we are calling on Illinois Republican party chairman Pat Brady to disavow Jim Dodge and his smear campaign against me,” said Kelly.

Dodge and Roeser’s latest dirty smear includes clips from William Kelly’s Emmy award-winning TV show that had a successful three year run on FOX’s WFLD-TV. The Dodge campaign has edited clips from the TV show together and has been peddling them and portraying them to Republican primary voters as “Playboy videos.”

“This is the kind of smear campaign that can no longer be tolerated in Illinois – especially from the Republican party if we hope to truly reform the state of Illinois. That is why I am calling on Republican Chairman Pat Brady to disavow the candidacy of Jim Dodge and the smear tactics of Jack Roeser and am calling on reform Republicans to do the same,” said Kelly.

William J. Kelly is running on a platform to be Illinois’ first “activist” comptroller. He is the former executive director of the National Taxpayers United of Illinois. He is also an entrepreneur with an Emmy award-winning TV production company and currently hosts and produces the multi-state sports TV series, “Sportsaholic.” For information, visit

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