More Election Fall Out, Conservative Group Calls on IL GOP Chair to Resign

Chicago, IL, November 19, 2012 – Citing a failure of leadership, the conservative Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) has issued a resolution calling for Pat Brady to step down as Illinois GOP Party Chairman.

The call for Brady’s resignation comes just one week after a challenge to Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno’s leadership from within the GOP.

“Under Brady’s failed leadership, the Illinois Republican Party is weaker than it has been in decades,” says ICRC Chairman Frank Napolitano. “Republicans lost any say in the statewide remap as a result of the party’s poor performance in 2010; that sealed the fate of Republicans on November 6th and GOP leadership must now be held accountable.”

In total, the Illinois GOP lost four congressional seats, seven state house seats, and five state senate seats giving Illinois Democrats a veto-proof supermajority in the legislature.

The ICRC resolution faults Illinois GOP leadership across the board, citing job loss due to Republican crossovers to vote with Democrats on excessive laws, mandates and taxes; the sabotage of Republican candidates for office by party leadership; and the failure of GOP leadership to slate any candidates for 39 house seats and 18 senate seats, leaving Democrat candidates unopposed.

The text of the ICRC Resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS the election laws of the State Of Illinois have been ‘engineered’ to greatly impair the opportunity for third party / independent candidates for office and

WHEREAS the Democratic Party of the State of Illinois has a party platform which the ICRC cannot support and

WHEREAS the platform for the Republican Party of the State of Illinois aligns closely with the ICRC platform; the Steering Committee of the ICRC promotes and supports primarily Republican candidates for office and

WHEREAS The lack of effective leadership within the Illinois GOP has had an economic impact resulting in the loss of thousands of Illinois jobs due to a Democratic majority (with the aid of Republican crossovers) implementing excessive laws, rules, regulations, mandates and taxes on Illinois Commerce and Illinois’ citizens and

WHEREAS the appointments of some additional Republican candidates for State Office were openly thwarted by Officers of the Illinois Republican Party and

WHEREAS thirty nine Democrats ran unopposed for the State Legislature and eighteen Democrats ran unopposed for the State Senate and

WHEREAS the lack of good Republican candidates resulted in complete Democratic veto proof majorities in the Illinois General Assembly and the Illinois Senate

WHEREAS the Chairman of the Illinois GOP used donated money to advertise a Vote By Mail campaign while other Republicans were educating voters on the subject of absentee voter election fraud and

WHEREAS the Chairman of the Illinois GOP could only offer the following reason for a liberal election tsunami in Illinois: “We’ve got to get over this caricature of us as being a bunch of angry people standing in the way of everything.”1

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the Illinois Center Right Coalition call for the immediate resignation of the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.

 1. http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x2053822311/Burned-by-2012-elections-Illinois-GOP-turns-sights-to-2014

 For more information, contact William Kelly at at (312) 768-8683 or williamjpkelly@gmail.com.

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