Illinois GOP Legislators stump for majority control
10 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
Sen. Bill Brady and Rep. Jil Tracy say real pension reform and concealed carry will not happen under the current leadership
Click the galleries for videos of Sen. Brady and Rep. Tracy discussing state issues and Randy Frese discussing his campaign.
The man who fell just short of being Illinois’ governor in 2010 says the Illinois 47th District State Senate race is a top target.
Republican State Senator Bill Brady of Bloomington was in Quincy today stumping for 47th District Senate candidate Randy Frese of Paloma.
Brady headlined a luncheon fundraiser at Quincy Country Club before meeting with the local media at Adams County GOP Headquarters at 36th and Wismann Lane.
Brady said State Senator John Sullivan’s allegiance with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago and being part of a “Chicago Democratic majority” is reason enough to support Frese.
Brady and Frese were joined by fellow Republican’s State Rep. Jil Tracy of Quincy and State Rep. Norrine Hammond of Macomb. These GOP Members of the Illinois Legislature say pension reforms and concealed carry are being blocked by the Democratically-controlled majorities of the two chambers
Brady said downstate taxpayers have been paying their share of pension reforms and Chicago Democrats shouldn’t demagogue the issue.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chicago taxpayers are paying for downstate and suburban teacher pensions because those local school districts are not contributing enough to match what they are paying out in pensions.