Despite Spin, Illinois State Central Committee Elections Fail to Vindicate Pat Brady

-By The Illinois Review

Last week’s election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members drew national attention when the Washington Post reported the outcome as an indication that Republicans outside of Washington are dropping their opposition to gay marriage.

The claim is based on a 2013 attempt by seven members of the State Central Committee (SCC) who signed a letter calling for the removal of Pat Brady as Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party (ILGOP). The action was taken following a series of brush-ups between Brady and the SCC, which culminated when Brady unilaterally lobbied GOP members of the Illinois House to vote for gay marriage without informing the SCC first.

Following last week’s elections, six of those seven SCC members are no longer on the Illinois GOP’s State Central Committee.

Citing Pat Brady and AP’s Kerry Lester, the WaPo and other legacy media, concluded that the six members were “ousted” because of their opposition to gay marriage.

But the facts don’t line up with the conjecture…

Read the rest at Illinois Review.

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