Thursday, June 20, 2013

GOP Chair Slammed For Offensive Rant About Former Miss America Running For Congress

Posted By on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM

click to enlarge Erika Harold. - VIA FACEBOOK

Jim Allen, the chairman of the GOP in Montgomery County, Illinois, is facing national scrutiny today for a bizarre and offensive e-mail rant against Erika Harold, a former Miss America who is running for Congress in the 2014 Republican primary. She'll be going up against U.S. Republican Representative Rodney Davis, who is now slamming Allen's comments and calling for his resignation.

"Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires," Allen wrote in an e-mail to the website Republican News Watch. "The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS..."

You can read the full e-mail below.

In a short statement sent to Daily RFT this afternoon, Harold says, "The views expressed within Chairman Allen's e-mail have no place within public discourse. These comments, however, only strengthen my resolve to run a positive campaign and reject personal attacks."

click to enlarge Erika Harold. - VIA
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  • Erika Harold.

We gave Allen a ring, but his mailbox is full. Wonder why! We've also sent him an e-mail and will update if we hear back.

He has since apologized in a call with the News-Gazette, saying, "The words in the commentary I wrote were completely wrong. I apologize to Erika Harold, her staff and her supporters."

Then he apparently hung up.

click to enlarge Rodney Davis with Erika Harold. - VIA FACEBOOK
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  • Rodney Davis with Erika Harold.

Meanwhile, Davis is criticizing Allen's comments and calling for his resignation.

"There's no place in society for comments like this. They absolutely crossed the line," Davis told reporters, according to the Post-Dispatch.

As Miss America 2003, Harold raised awareness about youth violence and bullying prevention, and after a national advocacy tour she enrolled in Harvard Law School.

click to enlarge Erika Harold. - VIA FACEBOOK

Here's the full e-mail from Allen via:

Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires. The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run. Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle. The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS...These pimps want something they can't get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can't stand it.. Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them..

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