CHICAGO (CBS) — The state’s Republican Party chairman says yesterday’s losses are nothing to whine about.

It was a tough day for the GOP as the Democrat-redrawn legislative districts sent four new Dem House members from Illinois to Congress. Dems also solidified their majority in the Illinois General Assembly.

Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady said there’s no use complaining about the maps.

“I am not offering this as an excuse. It was a tough map for us, those were heavily gerrymandered districts,” Brady said.

“We didn’t win as many as we thought we would. They all fought great races. The Democratic national party had to come in and spend $15 to $20 million.”

Brady said on a national level the party needs to be more diverse.

He added that some of the rising stars in the GOP understand that and represent more diversity.

They will do better come 2016, he said.

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