Reports: Republican Committee Trying to Oust State GOP Leader Pat Brady

Jim Oberweis is among the GOP Central Committee members set to meet privately March 9, the Daily Herald Reports.

A group of Republican Central Committee members are getting together March 9 to see what they can do to oust state Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles, the Daily Herald reports.

The group, which includes 25th Distrct state Sen. Jim Oberweis, is reportedly upset by Brady's personal support of gay marriage.

Previous attempts to get rid of Brady have fallen flat, but the special meeting has reignited

Brady told the Daily Herald the effort is "misquided" and said it would continue to hurt the Republican Party brand.

Brady previously had made calls to fellow members of the GOP, saying he supports gay marriage as a private citizen. He insisted that the calls were not part of his formal capacity as party chairman, but he also has stated publicly that he feels the GOP is "on the wrong side of history" in regard to the gay-marriage issue.

The article said a three-fifths majority of state party committeemen is necessary to remove a party chairman.

The state Senate voted in favor of a same-sex-marriage bill last week. Representatives from our area—Oberweis and 33rd District state Sen. Karen McConnaughay—voted against the bill.


Wink Bangs February 24, 2013 at 01:37 PM
State Sen. Jim Oberweis has finally been elected to public office after how many failed attempts and now he is trying to oust the party chainman. Whoa, big fella. Get your feet somewhat under you before you try to take over the party.
Erica Blair March 06, 2013 at 05:09 PM
The Milkman ROCKS! You would be wise to follow his sage advice. Bwahahahahahahaha


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