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Some Illinois Republicans are defending incumbent U-S Senator Mark Kirk.

That’s after Kirk referred to Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham as a “bro with no ho” - and added that’s something “we’d say on the South Side.”

Pat Brady is the former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.

He says the comment isn’t likely to end Kirk’s candidacy for re-election because Kirk apologized.

Former Il GOP leader says Rauner is helping rebuild party

Nov 5, 2014

The former head of the Illinois Republican Party says Bruce Rauner is helping rebuild the state GOP. Rauner’s victory over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn is the first time a Republican has held the governor’s office since 2003. Former party chair Pat Brady says Rauner will be a magnet for voters the GOP needs.


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The American Civil Liberties Union is hoping to pass same-sex marriage in Illinois with the help of a new lobbyist- the former head of the state Republican Party. IPR's Alex Keefe reports.

Il GOP has new party chairman

Jun 3, 2013

Illinois Republicans have a new state party chairman. The selection was made this weekend in Springfield.  IPR'S Sean Crawford reports:

Longtime political operative and lobbyist Jack Dorgan was chosen at a state central committee meeting.  Dorgan beat out a field of 6 other hopefuls,  some who said the party is broken.  Dorgan has a different view.

Sandack removes name from consideration to become next Il GOP Chairman

May 16, 2013

A Republican Illinois lawmaker who supports gay marriage is taking his name out of the running to be the next state GOP chairman. IPR’S Alex Keefe reports.

State Representative Ron Sandack  was one of nine candidates looking to replace the party’s former chairman. Pat Brady resigned last week following a controversy stemming from his public support of gay marriage.

Head of Illinois Republican Party steps down

May 7, 2013

The head of the Illinois Republican Party has resigned. Chairman Pat Brady’s public support of same-sex marriage had sparked controversy among GOP leaders.