Illinois GOP Pol Calls Black Female Candidate A ‘Street Walker’

AP

A GOP county chairman in Illinois called a black female congressional candidate a “street walker” and the “love child” of the Democratic party — and he was referring to a fellow Republican, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.

Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Allen emailed the website Republican News Watch with his remarks about former Miss America Erika Harold, who will challenge incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in the Republican primary for Illinois’ 13th congressional district.

“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,” he wrote. “… Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS.”

Republican News Watch republished Allen’s email, which was sent in response to a column about Harold’s campaign launch, on its website Wednesday. 

Read the full email here.

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