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Congressman demands ouster of GOP chief who called Miss America a ‘street walker’ and ‘love child’ (Updated: GOP chief resigns)
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis today called on the resignation of a onetime member of his campaign team whose racist email about a potential opponent has gone viral. The official later resigned.
The email, authored by Downstate Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen took aim at a Harvard graduate and 2003 Miss America winner Erika Harold who announced she would mount a primary challenge against Davis in Illinois’ 13th District. Harold, 33, is viewed as a rising star and announced her candidacy just two weeks ago.
“Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS,” an email from Allen purportedly states.
On Thursday, Davis denounced the email.
“Jim Allen’s comments to were inappropriate, appalling and incredibly demeaning to Miss Harold,” Davis said today through a spokesman. “It is imperative that as Republicans we work together instead of tearing each other down. We aren’t going to agree on everything but we must stop the infighting and focus on building a strong party.”
The episode, which became a national story on Thursday, is undoubtedly bad news for Davis, who is already the political target of Democrats who want to snag the congressional seat.
“Congressman Davis didn’t want to be tied to one of his backers over a racist and sexist rant, but he has no problem getting support from people who are under investigation by the bipartisan House Ethics Committee,” said Brandon Lorenz of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Davis himself is refusing to cooperate with the investigation – and his payback is accepting endorsements from the people he protected. Congressman Davis is represents everything that’s wrong with Washington.”
A purported copy of the email is below:
—– Original Message —–
From: Jim Allen
Sent: 06/18/13 10:59 PM
Subject: 13th Congressional District reply
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..