IL GOP chair files for governor's race
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[September 25, 2009]
CHICAGO -- Andy McKenna, former
Illinois Republican Party chairman, announced Thursday that he has
filed a statement of organization to run for Illinois governor.
"It's time to put our house in order. A culture of corruption, a
mindless irresponsibility towards taxes and spending, and a hostile
climate toward the creation of new jobs illustrates just how far
Springfield has strayed. It won't be easy, but we can turn those
around," McKenna said.
"Illinois faces serious problems, but these
problems can only be solved by leading a sea change in ethics,
confronting some hard choices on behalf of Illinois taxpayers,
setting aside the needs of special interests and career politicians,
and creating a laser focus on the interests of Illinois families.
Only then will we be able to provide the people of Illinois the
opportunities they need to succeed."
McKenna is a businessman and civic leader who resides in Chicago
with his wife, Mary. He is the father of four.
He will formally launch his campaign next month.
[Text from file received from the
Andy McKenna campaign]