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05/31/2013 07:11 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2013

Rudderless, in-fighting Illinois GOP to choose party leader

The Illinois Republican Party meets Saturday in Springfield to choose a new chairman. The previous party chief, Pat Brady, quit after his statement supporting gay marriage set off an intra-party battle over the Illinois GOP's identity.

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka held the job from 2002-2005, and called it "the worst job in the world."

So who wants this job? Here are the candidates.

UPDATE: Jack Dorgan of Rosemont, a lobbyist and 12-year member of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, was chosen Saturday as the new chairman.

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