A group of Republican Central Committee members are getting together March 9 to see what they can do to oust state Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles, the Daily Herald reports.
The group, which includes 25th Distrct state Sen. Jim Oberweis, is reportedly upset by Brady's personal support of gay marriage.
Previous attempts to get rid of Brady have fallen flat, but the special meeting has reignited
Brady told the Daily Herald the effort is "misquided" and said it would continue to hurt the Republican Party brand.
Brady previously had made calls to fellow members of the GOP, saying he supports gay marriage as a private citizen. He insisted that the calls were not part of his formal capacity as party chairman, but he also has stated publicly that he feels the GOP is "on the wrong side of history" in regard to the gay-marriage issue.
The article said a three-fifths majority of state party committeemen is necessary to remove a party chairman.
The state Senate voted in favor of a same-sex-marriage bill last week. Representatives from our area—Oberweis and 33rd District state Sen. Karen McConnaughay—voted against the bill.