GOP Party Official Sends Racist Email About Black Republican Candidate Erika Harold
Jim Allen, a GOP chairman of Illinois, is apologizing for a racially-fueled email about former Miss America Erika Harold, who intends to run against incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis in 2014. According to The Huffington Post, the email said:
“Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shytecago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires,” Allen, a Davis supporter, wrote in the Tuesday email. “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.”
He later told the State Journal-Register, a newspaper in Illinois, that he recants the foul statements he made in the email. “My comments are very inappropriate and wrong, and I apologize to Miss Harold and her campaign and her supporters,” HuffPo says.
Although Allen is a member of Davis’ team, Davis’ affiliates quickly labeled Allen’s distasteful message as “wrong.” Andrew Flach, a spokesman for Davis, wants the public to know that Allen’s comments do not mirror the views of Davis or his campaign. “Our hope is that supporters for all of the candidates conduct themselves in a positive matter and focus on the issues facing our country…” said Flach.
Rushing to disassociate Allen from their campaign, Davis’ camp removed Allen’s name from Davis’ website which was listed under a column of supporters. As the GOP struggles to garner minority support, a racist rant is the last thing they need.
The leaked e-mail was sent to Doug Ibendahl who manages the Republican News Watch website.