Meeting to discuss Brady's role in state GOP postponed
A meeting to discuss the future of Pat Brady's position as Illinois GOP chairman, which was supposed to take place over the weekend, was postponed.
Some state central committeemen, including Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, have been trying since late January to get enough signatures to call a meeting to discuss Brady's open support of same-sex marriage, and whether he should be removed as chairman. In the past, Oberweis has said that Brady's open support is "a question of corporate governance" in breaking with party lines.
Oberweis said Brady had indicated that he would be out of town during the March 9 meeting, and Oberweis said some committeemen thought Brady should be present.
"There were some people that thought it made sense to wait until he's there," Oberweis said.
Oberweis had reserved space for a meeting using his own money in early February, but he did not collect enough signatures to convene the meeting at the time. After the five signatures needed to call the meeting had been collected in late February, a meeting was scheduled to take place Saturday. Instead, the meeting was postponed.
Oberweis said Brady likely will be a topic at the regularly scheduled state central committee meeting scheduled for April 13.
Brady's term ends in March 2014. A three-fifths weighted vote from state party committeemen would be required to remove him as chairman.
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