*** UPDATED x1 *** Brady retained, but will likely step down
Monday, Apr 15, 2013
[This story was originally posted Saturday, but has now been updated and bumped up for conversational purposes.]
* Opponents of Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady were not able to muster the votes to oust him today. Indeed, no votes were even taken on an ouster, which was a serious defeat to his most outspoken opponents.
However, the central committee did set up a process to find a replacement. So, it appears as though the “surrender with honor” idea by top Republicans has worked. Brady can announce a resignation “of his own accord” and without a sword over his head. The opponents “win” because Brady will step down, but there will not be a hardline conservative appointed in his place. Expect either Sen. Matt Murphy or somebody like him.
* The Illinois Review summed up a few tweets from the meeting…
* Um, here’s a photo of what IR called “hundreds” of people outside Rep. Sullivan’s office…
Doesn’t look like “hundreds” to me. More like a few dozen or so.
* Also, click here for tweets from the hashtag #ilgop for your entertainment purposes.
*** UPDATE *** Coverage roundup…