Following Gov. Pat Quinn's "State of the State" address, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady (photo right) congratulated Illinois Democrats for using the speech to officially kick off the their Gubernatorial Primary.
Brady noted, "Over the next several months of the legislative session, instead of sound public policy discussions and much needed legislation to reform our bankrupt state, we will likely see a game of political chess and posturing between the Chicago Democrat 'families' contesting who will take control of the state for the next four years. Unfortunately, because we have seen that Chicago Democrats put power and privilege ahead of sound public policy, the citizens of the state of Illinois continue to pay for the mess created by Chicago Democrats over the last 12 years. Unless we make a change in 2014, Illinois will continue on the path of fiscal ruin. ...Illinois residents deserve better."