Fitzgerald: GOP Leader Trying to Exclude Some Senate Contenders

Fitzgerald is a frequent critic of fellow Republicans. He says Topinka and other GOP leaders, quote, "had no trouble stomaching indictment after indictment, corruption scandal after corruption scandal" from former Governor George Ryan's administration.

Fitzgerald says the GOP abandoned Jack Ryan after embarrassing sex club allegations became public. Fitzgerald says Topinka wanted to make sure Jack Ryan doesn't
come back and run against her for governor in 2006.

GOP spokesman Jason Gerwig says Topinka is focused on the November election and doesn't know what she'll do in 2006.

Gerwig says Fitzgerald has made a career out of attacking fellow Republicans.