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Push for IL GOP Chair's Ouster Goes Far Beyond Gay Marriage Dustup

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Illinois Republicans are today hobbled by a weak leader more concerned with appeasement than winning. The good news is that some Republicans are finally finding a spine.

Joe Walsh: Gay Marriage-Supporting State GOP Chairman Should Quit

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

Forget feuding with Democrats — ex-Illinois Congressman and tea party-favorite Joe Walsh can't seem to stop sparring with leaders of his own party. ...

State GOP Blasts Its Own Leader For Supporting Gay Marriage

Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago

For refusing to toe the party line over same-sex marriage in Illinois, state GOP Chairman Pat Brady is now facing an intra-party backlash with some Re...

Are These Republicans Nuts?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.20.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Apparently some Illinois Republicans didn't get the memo. Two weeks ago women went to the polls and sent a message that the GOP has a major problem. So now some Republicans are targeting a female GOP leader and no one else.

Illinois GOP Unveils Hispanic Outreach Strategy

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.20.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

When you're a Republican in Illinois, sometimes all you can do is laugh. So here goes.

Why Aaron Schock Will Never Be Governor of Illinois

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

If a guy can't even get the simple stuff within a shrinking party organization of which he is a part, why would we possibly trust him with the government of an entire state -- especially one as large and important as Illinois?

When Pat Brady and Reince Priebus Pushed Out a Party Chair

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

What a difference two years makes. The 2010 midterm election was one of the most successful in the history of the GOP.