U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is distancing himself from a GOP supporter who made harsh remarks about a Davis challenger.
An email from Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen called Erika Harold of Urbana a “street walker” and “love child” of Democrats. It predicted she will be hired by a law firm meeting a minority-hiring quota.
Harold is bi-racial, a former Miss America and a Harvard law school graduate. The Republican is challenging Davis in next year’s primary.
Davis spokesman Andrew Flach says the email was “misguided and wrong.” It was Erika Harold published on the website maintained by former GOP official Doug Ibendahl, who called it “racist.”
Allen was listed on Davis’ campaign website as a supporter but his name was removed.
Allen told the State Journal-Register Wednesday his comments were “very inappropriate” and apologized to Harold, her campaign and supporters.
CORRECTION: WUIS aired a story from The Associated Press Thursday morning which incorrectly named Joe Allen as the author of the e-mail below. Jim Allen of Farmersville, Ill. is the GOP Chairman in Montgomery County.
ALLEN’S E-MAIL MESSAGE
(source: Doug Ibendahl’s website)
From: Jim Allen <email@example.com>
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 S***cago [expletive deleted] 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..