Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will get to keep his job. Party bosses did NOT vote to fire him over the weekend, despite Brady's public support of same-sex marriage.
IPR's Alex Keefe reports:
CHANTING: Throw him out! Throw him out!
Members of the Republican state central committee could certainly hear the protesters outside their closed-door meeting on Saturday, but they didnt listen. Pat Brady emerged from the three-hour session sounding, chipper.
"We welcome a diversity of opinions. It makes a stronger, better party. And that's what we saw today. It was a long meeting, it was a tough meeting, but it was a good meeting and we all walked out friends.
A handful of party bosses organized an effort to oust Brady after he publicly announced his support for same-sex marriage in January - a stance that contradicts the party platform.
Brady told reporters the motion to fire him didn't even get to a final vote on Saturday. But party leaders did agree to form a so-called "succession committee," which some committeemen suggested could lead to Brady's early departure.
Brady, meanwhile, says he will not resign
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