-Illinois
5:29 am
Mon April 15, 2013

GOP Leaders Don't Oust Brady

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady
Credit GOP.com

The Illinois Republican Party Chairman will keep his job. Party bosses did not vote to fire Pat Brady this weekend - despite his  public support of same-sex marriage. Brady told reporters the motion to fire him didn’t even get a final vote. But party leaders did agree to form a so-called “succession committee” - which some suggested could lead to Brady’s early departure.

Brady emerged from the three-hour session in good spirits:

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.

Brady says he will not resign.

Illinois Public Radio's Alex Keefe contributed to this report.