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Illinois GOP Cashes In On Chick-Fil-A Controversy

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jul 30, 2012 10:00PM


The Illinois Republican Party is offering a $5 Chick-Fil-A gift card to each person who donates $10 or more to the party. Yes, another organization felt the need to jump in on the chicken sandwich controversy that just won't die.

From the website for the campaign:

If the recent insults by Barack Obama against business owners and a 67% Illinois tax hike by Mike Madigan weren’t enough, Obama’s fellow Madigan-backed Chicago Democratic politicians have stooped to a new low in trying to silence a business owner, Chick-fil-A, by trying to block their business license simply for expressing a political opinion that they disagree with.

Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady says it isn't about Chick-Fil-A CEO Cathy's message, it's about defending his right to say it and his right to . “(House Speaker) Michael Madigan and these ‘big city’ Chicago Democrats don’t get it, that this state needs business and we don’t need to be told what to say or what to think,” Brady told WJBC.

[Via Towleroad]