Saturday, March 09, 2013

So I suppose the IL GOP aren't going to boot their chairman afterall...

By the time I read this it was old news but this was the expected outcome anyway:
The Illinois Republican Party central committee has canceled Saturday's scheduled meeting in which it was to consider firing party chairman Pat Brady.

Some committeemen wanted to oust Brady, largely because he publicly supported gay marriage when a bill was before the state Legislature earlier this year.

A member of the Illinois Republican Party's central committee says a meeting was canceled partly because there weren't enough votes to fire party chairman Pat Brady.

A meeting had been scheduled for Saturday. It was canceled Friday night amid pressure from prominent Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and House Republican Leader Tom Cross.
There was a quote in this piece from NBC Chicago's Ward Room that a spokesman from Sen. Mark Kirk's office stated that "it's time to move on." Let's hope that this will be the case and the state party can be able to refocus.

And whether or not he took a position contrary to his party's platform I still wonder if Brady needs to be replaced. Only the state party can answer that question and perhaps without going the route of social conservatism. That is to find a path to victory in a blue state!

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