Illinois Republicans were very close to dumping party chairman Pat Brady before having to postpone the effort at the last moment… according to an e-mail sent out by a GOP committeeman.
That e-mail, obtained by Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax, says there were enough votes to get rid of Brady on the day before a scheduled special meeting on March 8th.
But then one of the State Central Committee members who had planned to vote to oust Brady changed her mind, after getting calls from U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and House GOP leader Tom Cross.
That left the group one vote short and forced cancellation of the meeting.
Some party leaders have pushed to get rid of Brady since he publicly urged Republican lawmakers to support same-sex marriage.
Brady could face another ouster attempt at a state party meeting next month.