Scuttlebutt abounds about possible replacements for state party chairman Pat Brady. With various Republican organizations, leaders, and ILGOP State Central Committee (SCC) members calling for his resignation, Brady's time may be limited; although there is no word yet on an official SCC meeting or vote.
Former State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, conservative activist Adam Andrzejewski, and ILGOP Vice Chair Carol Donovan are all being discussed as possible replacements. Another is former Congressman Joe Walsh (photo right), who told Illinois Review it's clear "Pat Brady has to step down." "We need to begin this Party anew," said Walsh.
"I like Pat Brady," Walsh added. "But he has to defend the platform. The Republican Party in Illinois has been absent for years. We need to finally stand for something. The Party needs a total makeover."
Walsh made a name for himself when he won an upset election over incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean in 2010. He subsequently become an articulate and popular spokesman for conservatives and Tea Party members while serving in Congress.
The question of new ILGOP leadership doesn't seem to be quieting down. Stay tuned...