Illinois Republicans fail to oust party chairman over gay marriage
Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady survived a move Saturday to immediately oust him as party chairman over his support for same-sex marriage, but top state GOP leaders approved a succession strategy that could find him replaced within the next six weeks.
Voter Information Wars: Will the GOP Team Up With Wal-Mart’s Data Specialist?
The Republicans have admitted it : They need to get serious about collecting and analyzing voter data. Well, you can't get much more serious than talking to Teradata, the "data warehousing" company that helps Wal-Mart, Apple and eBay store massive amounts of information about the behavior of their customers.
GOP state lawmaker backs gay marriage, says more may join
State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. of Mundelein said Sunday he will support a bill to allow gay marriage in Illinois, becoming the second House Republican to do so and first among leadership. Sullivan said he believes more Republicans among the 47 in the House will sign on.
How Online Voter Registration Might Empower Latinos And Doom The GOP – In 2 Charts
Access to online voter registration could spell doom for Republicans in the next election. Early research on California's online voter registration system finds that "A larger proportion of Latinas/os under 35 registered online than whites or Asian Americans of any gender." [PDF]. Namely, the very demographic widely credited for boosting Democratic victories in 2013 have an affinity for digital democracy.
Meeting to oust Illinois Republican chairman canceled
A special Saturday meeting of top Illinois Republicans to debate the fate of state GOP Chairman Pat Brady over his support for same-sex marriage was abruptly canceled after sources said a group pushing for Brady’s ouster lacked the necessary votes.