SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Sullivan named to HGOP leadership team

Monday, Jul 7, 2014

* Illinois Review

Despite promises to conservative members of the Illinois House Republican Caucus, Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Monday selected state Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr. (R-Mundelein) to the Illinois House Republican Leadership Team. Sullivan will take the spot left vacant by JoAnn Osmond who recently retired. […]

Sullivan was one of three Republicans in the House to vote for same-sex marriage.

* I had told subscribers about this Sullivan development several days ago and then again this morning. I hadn’t heard about any recent promises to conservatives, and so I checked around and didn’t find anything. I also asked Leader Durkin’s spokesperson for comment…

Upon taking the leadership post in the fall of 2013, Leader Durkin was asked if State Rep. Ed Sullivan would be on his new leadership team. The answer was no.

While Rep. Sullivan was not chosen for his initial leadership team, it was never directly asked or implied that Ed Sullivan never be appointed to leadership down the road. Ed Sullivan works very hard on behalf of the caucus and his talents will be utilized.

Sully has, indeed, worked very hard for that caucus and he most certainly deserved the promotion.

* AP

Durkin says he can count on Sullivan to do “heavy lifting” during difficult situations.

Agreed.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


14 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 1:54 pm:

    Curious that a top-flight journal such as IR doesn’t quote any of the “conservatives” who Durkin allegedly broke promises to. Or Durkin, for that matter.

    They just made it up.


  2. - Downstate GOP Faithless - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 1:57 pm:

    Ed is a great guy. Just today, can’t people be happy for him? Tomorrow he can be terrible again if it must be.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    Leader Durkin continues to go about his business and I am liking it very much.

    Diversity in Caucus needs to begin with Leadership showing diverse opinions. Leadership positions in a Caucus need leaders, not lemmings.

    Lemmings with blood oaths and litmus tests get the HGOP no closer to 60.

    I look forward to Leader Durkin and his Leadership Team building and growing by being the example My Party needs in diversity.

    Rep. Sullivan, big fan, congratulations, and I know whatever heavy lifting that needs to be done, your hard work will make the lift easier, for all.


  4. - Capitol View - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    a post - Tea Party era selection? Perhaps there really is hope for the Republican Party!


  5. - LincolnLounger - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    I’m sure IR thinks it should have been their heroine, Jeanne Ives. After all, she has passed all those bills, worked hard on behalf of the Party and candidates, raised money for others, and made a real impact in Springfield for her constituents by forging coalitions and getting the work done.

    Oh, that’s right. Jeanne Ives hasn’t done any of that.

    Good for Ed, and good for Jim Durkin.


  6. - CirularFiringSquad - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 2:43 pm:

    Ed is a good guy. loved the parties on the boat
    Bet ole WhackyJack is spinning about now
    First he goes for Mitt then Ed get a promo
    Who said they could not Billboards look like a genius?


  7. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    First ever Hooters Habanero BBQ wing eating contest to decide leadership post.
    Congrats Rep. Sullivan.


  8. - Team Sleep - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    I think the IR does make stuff up. Or they call an office, receive no immediate answer and then run with a “tip”.


  9. - A guy... - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    Given the pool of choices, this makes some sense. Gotta fill the pool if you want more choices.


  10. - walker - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 4:01 pm:

    Wonderful choice. Truly fine person.

    Won the Horseshoe here for his help across the aisle and hard, effective work.

    Durkin is proving strong.

    Victimhood always get space on IR.


  11. - A guy... - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 4:47 pm:

    Walk, agree with some of your comment, but you mighta landed a bit north of the runway there! lol.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 5:23 pm:

    ===Victimhood always get space on IR.===

    There is not a conspiracy they didn’t embrace, or a Jeanne Ives for that matter.


  13. - charles in charge - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 6:11 pm:

    Rep. Sullivan is already a leader within the House Republican caucus. It’s great that he will now receive recognition and compensation for his leadership.


  14. - Goooner - Monday, Jul 7, 14 @ 6:55 pm:

    Ed Sullivan is not a conservative?

    That says more about the extreme views of IR than about Durkin or Ed.

    Nice move by Durkin. With guys like Ed on the team, Durkin’s team can reach out more effectively to moderates.

    I fully agree with Oswego Willy. Durkin is making the right moves. He is the first leader in a while that seems to want to grow the party, rather than just tell the ever shrinking “base” what they want to hear.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Then and now
* Budget cuts and some ways forward
* Ryan talks about the impasse
* Question of the day
* How to survive a crazy boss
* Grandstand rollout begins
* Both sides of the governor's involvement
* Cubs trophy coming to Springfield
* Another wave of bomb threats includes Chicago's Jewish Community Center
* It's just a bill
* Mendoza takes heat over used car purchase
* Getting to a "win" is important for some Dems
* Bustos won't run for governor
* Charlie Brown's football
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Ryan talks about the impasse - The Capitol Fax .....
* Ex-McPier CEO Ochoa returns to board - Crain's .....
* What cities and towns want out of Springfield..
* What cities and towns want out of Springfield -.....
* Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers i.....
* US Rep. Cheri Bustos Decides Against Run For Il.....


* Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups
* Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
* Austria approves US extradition for Ukrainian oligarch
* Firefighters work on 1,300-acre southern Illinois wildfire
* GW: Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth to speak at graduation
* Leaving hate behind: Ex-extremists quit groups, help others
* Austria approves US extradition for Ukrainian oligarch
* EXCHANGE: Cervical cancer survivor pushing for screening
* Illinois State University seeks public input on its future
* Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

* Illinois State University seeks public input on its future
* AFSCME strike authorization vote outcome to be revealed this week
* Cheri Bustos won't run for Illinois governor
* Illinois bill would rein in pro athletes' worker comp claims
* GOP criticizes Illinois comptroller for buying used $32K SUV
* Effort to privatize economic development questioned
* State budget impasse still hurting schools
* DHS moving into former Barney's Furniture store
* Madigan says House will consider sale of Thompson Center
* Bustos, other Dems demand Rauner pay domestic violence money

* Kraft Heinz needs to plug the leaks
* Ex-McPier CEO Ochoa returns to board
* Mondelez rolling out snacks free of GMOs, artificial ingredients
* White House wants to give insurers more time to file 2018 rates


* Garage burglaries reported in Austin
* Cubs’ Montero vows to Maddon to do `whatever it takes to help’
* Opinion: Fake news versus biased and lazy news
* Chris Brown bringing his ‘Party’ to the Allstate Arena
* Siskel committed to police reform, with or without consent decree
* Chicago’s T’Keyah Crystal Keymah to star in ‘There’s … Johnny’
* Police: Masked men commit two robberies in West Garfield Park
* Steinberg: It’s warm outside, it’s my fault, enjoy your noodles
* Team picked to design Obama museum exhibits as architects blab
* Sullum: The truth about e-cigarettes and government studies


* Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech
* Hundreds attend New Trier board meeting, most in support of upcoming civil rights seminar day
* 'Fist Fight' director Richie Keen draws from his Highland Park roots
* Jimmy Kimmel is considering retiring from late-night TV
* Trump administration seeks to prevent 'panic' over new immigration enforcement policies
* College conservatives got played by Milo Yiannopoulos
* NBA trade deadline: Jimmy Butler rumblings and 19 other thoughts
* David Cassidy, heartthrob star of 'The Partridge Family,' reveals he has dementia
* 4 U.S. tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash
* Evanston police: Body found behind a local business identified as Evanston man


» Chicago Cop With Long Complaint History Heads Busy Police District
» Hundreds Protest Trump At Chicago 'Not My President' Rally
» Report: Chicago's African-American Men More Likely To Be Unemployed, Undereducated
» Citizenship Ceremony Held For 25 People At City Hall
» With Eye On Farmers Markets, Lawmakers Target Regulations
» Chicago Aldermen Consider Crackdown On Street Performers
» Gary’s Disappearing Public Schools
» Why Was Rauner Budget Proposal Greeted With Confusion?
» Syrian Family Reunites Three Weeks After Travel Ban
» Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Chicago Toddler


* Illinois State University seeks public input on its future
* Their View: Editorial: Remembering Bob Michel
* Kathleen Parker: Meet Rick. Meet the football. Hike!
* AFSCME strike authorization vote outcome to be revealed this week
* Cheri Bustos won't run for Illinois governor
* Illinois bill would rein in pro athletes' worker comp claims
* Their View: Why aren't Illinoisans blocking traffic in front of their Capitol?
* GOP criticizes Illinois comptroller for buying used $32K SUV
* Bernard Schoenburg: Dems eye Rodney Davis, who expects the challenge
* Effort to privatize economic development questioned


* First round of grandstand headliners announced for Springfield Fair
* Drew Peterson transferred from state custody to federal custody
* Legendary rock, country stars to perform at Illinois State Fair
* Megabus.com, Windstar Lines partner to return service to Iowa and Nebraska
* Country to metal to fill state fair stages
* SIUE hosts record number of prospective students for preview day
* On the road: At Cajun Connection in Utica, Illinois, it's always Mardi Gras
* Eurozone economy seen running at near 6-year high
* Carbondale man arrested on arson charge after fire discovered in unoccupied apartment
* ‘Hands Off Obamacare’ rally to be held today outside Bost’s Belleville office


* East Carolina hires Nichols to coach running backs
* Two charged in armed robbery of Aurora woman
* NWSL announces season openers, first Lifetime game
* Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate
* The Latest: Transgender students bathroom guidelines coming

* US Congressman tours new Aurora Specialty ...
* Group upset with Trump wants Town Hall mee...
* Hultgren updates work on heroin, opioid ab...
* US Rep. Randy Hultgren talks veterans' iss...
* GOP congressman appears to distance himsel...
* US Representative Randy Hultgren visits ne...
* Hultgren guides STEM scholars through pres...
* Voters Shame Cowardly Reps with Town Halls...
* Federal hiring freeze puts chill on Yorkvi...
* Hultgren criticizes immigration ban, Roska...

* Towns in Knox, Fulton Counties get federal......
* Durbin broadens factors in considering Tru......

* Towns in Knox, Fulton Counties get federal......
* Duckworth to deliver commencement speech o......
* GW: Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth to speak......

* This week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers. Exclusive interview with Yonatan Shipira. The journey of an Israeli helicopter pilot to peace activist and musician. And Chicago education activist and musician Matt Farmer.
* Supporters of birther army doctor Terry Lakin petition Trump for pardon
* Illinois’s only true meadery is riding the current wave of interest in the fermented honey beverage
* Resistance Sunday.
* Betsy and Randi.
* The [Monday] Papers
* The [Tuesday] Papers
* Hitting Left Episode #3 with the Klonsky brothers and in-studio guest Bill Ayers.
* Keeping retirement weird. Betsy DeVos and racial education gaslighting.
* Tony at the Red Line Tap.


* Stars and Legends to Perform at 2017 Illinois State Fair - First Round of Grandstand Headliners Announced for Springfield Fair
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* 2017 Budget Address
* Rauner, Lawmakers Move to Protect Taxpayers from Inmate Legal Bills
* Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Announcednew pilot program titled Tiny Boots

  
* Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way
* News Organizations Refocus FBI Lawsuit to Question Cost of San Bernardino iPhone Hack Tool
* Get a look at the on-screen buttons from the Samsung Galaxy S8
* Samsung could start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7’s soon
* Travel app Hopper will now break down airlines’ confusing fees
* HTC U Ultra in India for Rs. 59,990, U Play for Rs. 39,990
* Latest round of iPhone 8 speculation details ‘3D-sensing’ front camera, RAM and ROM options

* This is not a typo: Soto throws to Soto during BP
* Garcia driven to reclaim outfield spot
* Garcia driven to reclaim outfield spot
* Bourjos enticed to White Sox by weather, opportunity
* Bourjos enticed to White Sox by opportunity, locale
* Renteria expects bright future for White Sox
* Top pick Burdi White Sox closer of future?


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller