Illinois Republicans are backing away from an attempt to dump party chairman Pat Brady.
Brady was in the hot seat after encouraging Republicans to support a same-sex marriage bill in the legislature earlier this year. Several committeemen called a special meeting for Saturday to vote on Brady's future, but cancelled the meeting late Friday, reportedly because they lacked the votes to fire him.
Brady still has the support of some top elected Republicans, including U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. But the chairman's fate could come up for discussion again at the next regular meeting of state committeemen, scheduled for April.