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GOP County Chairman Resigns for Comparing Former Miss America to Street Walker

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    Erika Harold.

    Want to know what a Downstate Republicans really thinks about minority candidates, women, the Democratic Party and Chicago?

    Read this e-mail. It's from Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen, and it's a sexist, racist, regionist attack on former Miss America Erika Harold, an African-American running in the 13th District Republican primary against Rep. Rodney Davis. Allen, a member of Davis’s campaign, sent the e-mail to Doug Ibendahl, publisher of the website Republican News Watch, in response to a flattering column about Harold’s candidacy: 

    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..
    Montgomery County, which is located just southwest of Springfield, is 95.1 percent white and deeply conservative. For years, a neon sign declaring “The World Needs God” hung on the county courthouse in Hillsboro until a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union forced its removal.
    Allen apologized for his late-night e-mail, telling the State Journal-Register, “My comments are very inappropriate and wrong, and I apologize to Miss Harold and her campaign and her supporters.”
    GOP Chairman Reince Preibus demanded and received Allen's resignation over the comments, according to Capitol Fax.
    “Outrageous comments like those of Jim Allen are why we as Republicans fail to gain any respect from minority voters,” Ibendahl wrote on his site. ”If officials in my party (the Republican Party) fail to understand how destructive it is to attack an impressive person like Erika Harold merely because she dares to challenge the good-old-boys, the GOP will remain a losing party for decades. This stay-in-the-back-of-the-bus mentality destroys any hope the Republican Party has for regaining momentum in future elections.”