Political activist Bill Kelly has bowed out as a candidate for governor in the Constitution Party. In a statement Kelly said:
"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."
Kelly noted that this election year is unique, and said if he can meeting his fundraising goals, he may still run as an independent conservative candidate for governor.