GOP Governor Contenders Mostly Mum
Lester, Kerry, Klester@dailyherald. com, Mike Riopell, Mriopell@dailyherald. com, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
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There are a host of divergent views on whether Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles should keep his party post after voicing his support for same-sex marriage.
But the growing field of potential GOP gubernatorial candidates is staying largely silent for now, wading cautiously into the political murk that could potentially cost them votes.
Largely, the rumored candidates ducked, dodged and wove, or simply didn't return phone calls.
Steve Dutton, spokesman for Congressman Aaron Schock, of Peoria, said the Peoria Republican was largely "out of pocket" Wednesday and directed the Daily Herald to a recent central Illinois radio station clip, where Schock said he didn't agree with Brady's recent comments, but didn't go so far as to say Brady should step down.
State Sen. Bill Brady, the Bloomington Republican who nearly won the governor race in 2010, said he doesn't support gay marriage, but he also told a downstate radio station he'd stop short of calling for the chairman's ouster. …