Illinois Republican Party
After months of public infighting, Illinois Republicans selected a new leader Saturday who they hope is the best option to bring factions of the party together after its poor showing in last November’s elections.
A replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.
A motion to oust Pat Brady as State Republican Chairman never came to a vote at a meeting of the Illinois GOP Central Committee in Tinley Park. That left a lot of hardcore conservative Republicans angry.
Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.
Illinois has evolved into a “blue state,” but there are still plenty of Republicans – and plenty of opinions on how to rebuild the party.
Local Republicans were going after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday, for her controversial comments about former President Ronald Reagan. She has apologized for saying Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his role in the war on drugs.
Just follow the money, GOP state chairman Pat Brady tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
A local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.
President Barack Obama has returned to Washington, D.C., on his 50th birthday, after a star-studded fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom in the Uptown neighborhood.
The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party does not approve of President Barack Obama’s Chicago fundraiser that is coming Wednesday evening.
The Illinois Republican Party is planning a statewide straw poll before the 2012 presidential primary election.