Illinois Review has learned that the Illinois Republican Party's State Central Committee may very well have the votes needed to force Chairman Pat Brady's resignation. We're told that the SCC is working out a plan for IL GOP Vice Chairman Carol Donovan to step in as the interim chairman, and will oversee a deliberate, thoughtful process to pick the next permanent party chair.
Insiders are frustrated that Chairman Brady's calls to GOP state senators in support of gay marriage have distracted from discussions about the state's fiscal and pension crisis.
Three-fifths of the State Central Committee's weighted votes are needed to oust a sitting chairman. Several 2012 Platform Committee members, one GOP lawmaker and the Grundy County GOP have called for Brady's resignation.
Individuals being whispered about as possible successors to Brady include former State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, and For the Good of Illinois' Adam Andrzejewski, among others.