Illinois GOP Chair Resigns

Illinois GOP State Chairman Andy McKenna has resigned today, citing the growing worries about holding an election in the Spring, when an important and nationally watched Senate race will be dominating the Party’s attention. McKenna’s term, which is supposed to end in April, has been successful in raising over 16 million dollars for the important 2010 Senate races, where moderate Republican star Rep. Mark Kirk (IL-10), a Real Republican, will be running for the seat vacated by Sen. Roland Burris (D). McKenna stated that:

“Serving as Chairman for nearly five years has been an honor and I am proud of the work we have accomplished in building our grassroots through the County Chairman’s Association, electing strong leaders like Peter Roskam and securing Mark Kirk as our next U.S. Senate Candidate.

“I have great confidence in acting-Chairman Bobbie Peterson and I look forward to working with all Party leaders to elect Republicans up and down the ballot in 2010.”

Source: WBBM Chicago.

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